Tuesday, July 6, 2010
FRUiTS (Part One)
Lately I have kind of become obsessed with Harajuku street fashion - made famous by the book FRUiTS.
If you love fashion, I don't need to explain the Japanese style (or the reason for my obsession) any further. But in case you aren't familiar with it, I'll go into a little detail.
The style became popular in 1997, after photographer Shoichi Aoki noticed a new trend in fashion among young people in Harajuku. Young people were mixing traditional Japanese clothing with Western designs, even punk clothing. It became known as "Harajuku Free Style."
Since the trend began in the mid-nineties, the street style has expanded to cover many sub-genres, like punk, Decorer, Gothic Lolita or just kawaii.
The look has gained a cult status all over the world.
The style is fun, wild, and original. It gives you the freedom to be as crazy as you want, which I highly approve of. Plus, it is fashion at its most creative. These kids are not merely fashionistas, but artists.
What do you think of this style?