Music & Japanese Street Fashion

In Japan, like the rest of the world, fashion and music are closely linked. Many fashion designers are inspired and influenced by their favorite bands and musicians. In turn, bands and musicians are some of the most influential fashion icons in the public eye.

We believe that Tokyo street fashion presents a fantastic opportunity to explore the relationship between musical tastes and fashion sense in Japan. In 2009, we began asking the subjects of our Japanese street fashion photos what music they enjoyed. This opens up the possibility of browsing our growing library of street fashion pictures by the music that has helped to inspire it. The idea is a work in progress, but we hope you’ll find it interesting!