Harajuku is a neighbourhood is Tokyo, Japan which is renowned for its amazing street art and it’s glamorous and fascinating fashion scene.
Many Japanese love to dress up in exciting fashion styles in Harajuku and many bond over the discovery of each others own sense of fashion. However, if you’re not lucky enough to be able to venture into the streets of Harajuku, let us give you some ideas so you can discover new styles too!
As the sun sets and night starts to set in, so does the nightlife and as such, so will the fashion style of nightlife. A blazer with no undershirt and being heavily decorated with jewellery is a common sight in the nightlife of Harajuku.
As you walk down the streets of Harajuku, none can fail to realise the amount of people with dyed hair. Not just any dyed hair, but extremely bright and eye catching colours such as this bright purple ones. Many bright purple, pink, yellow, blue and red colors are exaggerated in Harajuku
The gothic scene in Harajuku is also rather prevalent. Although there may be a lot of bright flashy bubbly colors, the streets of Harajuku also welcomes and embraces the gothic and more darker side of the fashion spectrum.
A more toned down and casual look for the streets of Harajuku. Although, if you see someone dressed like this normally, you might think they’re dressing up for an occasion, however in Harajuku, this is toned down.
Friends or couples will often go out to the streets of Harajuku dressed to compliment each other or to dress in a similar style. A common theme or color would be followed, in this case it is the color white and bright makeup.
The streets of Harajuku bring out fashion styles from all over the world, not just from Japan. Take a look here at a style that took inspiration from the Western side of the world, during the Fall period.
The colour combination of bright and dark is a timeless color contrast as it brings to attention a specific point or can be eye catching. An all dark colored themed outfit with a bright yellow bleached hair is sure to catch your eye.
Nothing screams Harajuku more than a twist on a tradition. Pair a Kimono top with oversized tee and shorts. Add a pair of Nike AF-1s and you’ve got yourself a screamer.
Harajuku, despite being the pinnacle of Japanese contemporary streetwear, can also display signs of its fashion inspirations. Any of the regular Asian streetwear staples (mask, cap, sneakers) can be enhanced with an eye-catching kilt across the front.