It’s a guide book to the fashion industry in Japan, and although much of it is in Japanese, if you use google translate, you can make sense of most of it.
One particular feature I enjoyed was the Yamanote Line Collection, which I detail below. Words are from the original source, just slightly tweaked by me.
Tokyo’s diversity is rare in comparison to other cities around the world. But what exactly is Tokyo fashion?On the city’s Yamanote line, looping the whole metropolis, fashion becomes a mirror, reflecting life and engulfing culture, as well as nationality, sex, occupation, age, time and feelings.There are 600 stations in Tokyo, each with their own customs and cultures, along with people representing these values gathering to spend time together.Each stop is its own community, built of both individuality and diversity. By taking a short trip on the Yamanote line, Tokyo fashion can be seen in all its variety.
Special Thanks : Koakuma ageha
What did you think of the fashion? The Shibuya gal and Shinjuku host/hostess fashion fashion seemed the most defined styles to me. Whilst the Akihabara section showed a maid in costume, the Harajuku section didn’t feature any goths or cosplayers.
But I can tell you, there’s a lot more exciting fashion to be seen on the streets. And it’s given me a little idea to do my own Yamanote trip when I’m there, and see what *I* come up with.