I’m half-Japanese and still have all of my family, with the exclusion of my mother, overseas in Tokyo. I’ve been going there every few years since I was a baby and it’s always such a highlight. I feel very comfortable there despite the fact that my Japanese is far from perfect and I look a bit like an outsider.
I’ve always been crazy for fashion and one of my favorite parts about Tokyo has always been the people watching. Or rather, fashion watching. The Japanese culture is very refined, polite, and courteous, so fashion is the first place people go to express themselves. Needless to say, the creative and brave looks I see everyday on the train and the street provide for unlimited inspiration. From the sweet girls who create their own spin on French fashion to the Gothic girls who work it on Takeshita-dori back to the punk-pop girls strolling the alleys of Shibuya in sky high platforms – everywhere you look girls and women are confident with their own style.
What do you guys think of these funky looks from Tokyo Fashion Week?
images via style.com