Harajuku Fashion Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Harajuku Fashion
A brief look at the transformation of Japan's Harajuku into an iconic fashion district.
# 117893 | 712 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2009 in Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper discusses how Harajuku fashion was diffused globally with the help of the mass media and through Harajuku teenagers who became the producers of this street fashion. The paper describes how Harajuku is home to a unique fashion culture that has become the inspiration for many young designers who are known simply as "street designers".

From the Paper:

"Harajuko fashion began in the area of Harajuku - a district in Tokyo where it all started with teenage girls. Harajuko fashion could include different subcultures such as Gothic, Lolita, Ganguro, Gyaru, and Kogal. Some might dress as anime characters, movie or manga. Harajuku is home to a unique fashion culture. Teenagers flock to this area to show their creativity and personality as expressed through their clothes. Harajuku is no longer just an area for shopping; it is an area for discovering the newest fashion trends. While geishas may at one time been the epitome of art and beauty, it seems that the Harajuku girls have now taken their place. Today, this experimentation in fashion could be considered as the trait of being openness to experience and/or conscientiousness."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Breward, Christopher; Gilbert, David. Fashion's World Cities (Cultures ofConsumption). Berg Publishers. December 12, 2006.
  • Godoy, Tiffany. Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion Tokyo. ChronicleBooks. 2007.
  • The Taxi Design Network. www.designtaxi.com/features.jsp?id=100236.

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