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Japanese Street Fashion Part 5 - Angura Kei

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 5 - Angura Kei

This is more of a subculture of Visual Kei which is stated in a previous post. Unlike Visual kei, this fashion is taking a darker turn to things. This is the darkest form of Visual kei that there is. Usually people wear very dark and very heavy make-up. The clothing usually follows the modern ‘goth’ AKA wearing mostly black with spikes and chains.An example.This is also heavily influenced by more ...

 25, 2014   0
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Japanese Street Fashion Part 4 - Bosozoku

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 4 - Bosozoku

Bōsōzoku did not get all that popular until the 1990s. The stereotypical bōsōzoku look is often portrayed, and even caricatured in many anime and manga that we know of today. What bōsōzoku consists is being in a jumpsuit uniform by those worn by laborers. They also have a military style jacket on top of this jumpsuit. The jacket typically has Japanese kanji characters written on them. The jackets ...

 18, 2014   0
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Japanese Street Fashion Part 3 - Oshare Kei

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 3 - Oshare Kei

This is my third part to my series of Japanese street fashion! This time we’re going to talk about Oshare Kei. Which is somewhat part of Visual Kei, how I put it is that Oshare kei is the happy-go-lucky version of Visual kei. Oshare kei is also more towards the leading ordeal of fashion and a cutting edge style. This is composed of punk elements, bright colors and mixing different patterns to crea...

 12, 2014   0
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Japanese Street Fashion Part 2 - Visual Kei

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 2 - Visual Kei

Visual Kei is another form of Japanese street fashion. It was originated with punk rock, heavy metal and glam rock. Visual kei came about in the 1980s. Not quite as long ago as Gyaru fashion was, but still back in the day. It started out with bands such as, X Japan, D'erlanger, Buck-Tick and Color. It was once believed that Visual Kei was one of X Japan’s slogans (Psychedelic violence crime of vis...

 15, 2014   0
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Japanese Street Fashion Part 1 - Gyaru

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Japanese Street Fashion Part 1 - Gyaru

There are many types of Japanese street fashion. I’ll start off with the gyaru fashion. This fashion originated in the 1970s. So long ago, yet it continues to keep on trucking! It’s actually seen as the youth culture trying to rebel. Gyaru fashion doesn't exactly fit in either traditional Japanese culture, nor does it fit of how the Japanese people view on women.What exactly is the gyaru fashion, ...

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