Takuya Angel Kimono-Inspired Street Fashion in Harajuku
It’s not uncommon to see amazing fashion in Harajuku, but when these two walked along the street just about every head turned in their direction. Their outfits – both of which feature original pieces by underground/cybergoth Japanese designer Takuya Angel – mix elements of traditional Japanese dress with modern/futuristic touches to create something totally original, and very “Harajuku”.
On the left is Kimaira, wearing a stunning orange outfit designed by Takuya Angel along with shoes by Yohji Yamamoto. Kimaira’s accessories include a hat with insane glasses attached, a spiked backpack by Craig Morrison, earrings, Vivienne Westwood rings, several necklaces, feather eyelashes, and an astounding number of charms.
On the right is Syrup, who is a model. Syrup’s outfit consists of a kimono-inspired top by Takuya Angel, a tulle skirt from Body Line, purple fuzzy legwarmers by Takuya Angel, and a red and black handbag, also by Takuya Angel. Accessories include a handmade bell necklace, an amazingly colorful headpiece (looks like Takuya Angel’s design, but not confirmed), feather eyelashes, and a second bag – this one featuring artwork from the Hana no Ko Lunlun manga.
Both Kimaira and Syrup told us that their favorite designer is Takuya Angel (of course). If you’re interested in more info on Syrup, she has a Japanese-language blog here. Takuya Angel also has an online store here.
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