It’s that time of the year again in Tokyo – the time when tens of thousands of fashion-conscious young Japanese women come together to cheer on their favorite models, listen to their favorite singers, and buy the absolute newest looks from their favorite fashion brands. Yes, you guessed it – it’s the practically-sold-out-before-tickets-went-on-sale Tokyo Girls Collection 2011 Autumn/Winter event!
Tokyo Girls Collection – or TGC – is part fashion show, part concert, part shopping event, and all fun. Fashion labels catering to young women present their collections on the TGC runway, often worn by famous Japanese magazine models. The items on the catwalk can be bought via mobile phone websites while the show is in progress.
TokyoFashion.com had people both inside and outside of of TGC at Saitama Super Arena this weekend. In our upcoming reports, we’ll show you the clothes, models, and musicians that graced this season’s Tokyo Girls Collection catwalk. First, though, we wanted to give you a look at some of the girls who attended Tokyo Girls Collection. We took street snaps outside of the event as the crowds were getting ready for the show to begin. Seeing what the crowd is wearing can give you a glimpse at current trends just as much as the models on stage predict future trends.
Unlike our Spring/Summer Tokyo Girls Collection street snaps (where gray over-the-knee socks were everywhere), there was no single fashion trend that stood out above all others. We noticed a lot of bright red/pink lipstick, high waists on shorts and skirts, polka dots, and hats. But overall, it seems like we may be in between major trends right now. Perhaps our upcoming report on what the TGC brands were promoting for Fall/Winter will change all of that. Update – here is our Tokyo Girls Collection Fashion Brands report, with over 200 more exclusive pics!
In the meantime, enjoy these Tokyo Girls Collection Autumn/Winter 2011 street snaps. Don’t forget that you can click on all of the pictures to see high resolution versions! Also, there was a major storm lashing Tokyo on the day of the event – so please forgive any wind-blown hair on the girls we photographed.
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