AUGUST 26 2008 08:07h
The porcelain dolls that delighted Japan’s streets with their style have moved to the catwalk.
Ever since the end of the 19th century when they rejected the traditional kimono, Tokyo has become a fashion magnet in the world of fashion.
It was as if the Japanese wanted to make up for their weaknesses, and in that they succeeded. Now we see them in a full spectrum: from the ultra conservative suit and tie of a businessman, women’s office uniforms, school uniforms to Japanese ladies that choose fashion accessories by famous and expensive fashion designers.
But the most famous and dominant fashion of Japan is “street fashion”. Under that name we assume a design that the wearer of the clothing changes their own appearance by adopting a mix of innovative and traditional trends. Its creators and wearers are really ordinary people from the street. That clothing is, in principle, home made or adapted from existing clothing items.
That originality itself by the young Japanese is negligible compared to the enthusiasm which it radiates, in the real sense awarding fashion. All of this to the level where fashion professionals, outshined by its intensity, have moved the fashion from the streets to the catwalk at the KERA Fashion Show in Tokyo.
The Lolitas, Victorian children, porcelain dolls walked down the catwalk. They used costume-like elements from Rococo, which is from the Victorian era, in their clothing style. Mary Jane shoes, thigh high socks, crinoline, frills, corsets, bow and lace spiced up the cult style from Japan. Become a part of the fantasy, take a look at the PHOTO GALLERY.