You may recall the last time designer Human Aliens put together a mash-up of anime and streetwear, which resulted in the cast of Naruto mixing with a variety of fashion brands. Prior to that he used Dragon Ball Z as inspiration, and now he's back with a third set that puts Goten, Trunks, and their fused form in styles ranging from Supreme and A Bathing Ape to Valentino, HUF, and more. Peep it past the break.
Have you ever wanted to dress like an anime character? Instead of doing a cosplay or wearing a very geeky looking anime character T-shirt, there are more ways to represent your fandom in your daily life. As more characters become fashionable in anime, more clothing brands are doing collaborations to reproduce the clothing you can wear in your daily life. See more anime inspired clothing after the jump!
Kimono designs on Lolita dresses? Yes, it works and the designs are gorgeous! Kaga Yuzen manufactures and local businesses hosted the first "Kaga-Loli" fashion show, featuring winning designs from the design contest. Check out the photos after the jump!
To outsiders, Japan’s infamous and over the top “gyaru” must look like one of the most extreme street style subcultures on the planet. What makes these girls tick? Now, the leaders of a major "kuro gyaru" unit discuss the history of the phenomenon, confess to tanning salon addictions, and reveal that they want nothing less than to conquer the world! Watch after the jump!
The manga that he starred in might be over, but there's no reason you shouldn't rock the jacket rocked by Bakuman's Akito Takagi. Character goods and apparel maker Cospa will be releasing the item later this month for 12,600 yen($158). Take a look after the jump!
Ayana Taketatsu, who played Azusa from K-On! and Kirino from Oreimo, among other roles, uploaded some pictures to her blog of mid-made-up state. Note that it's not a complete "before" image! However, you can check out the "after" version past the break!
Cospa (purveyor of those sweet Black Rock Shooter jeans) brings us "part-timer warrior" Suzuha Amane's track jacket straight out of Steins;Gate. Bump the jump for pics and more info!
The Black Rock Shooter TV anime based on the supercell Hatsune Miku song kicked off last week, but even if you're not watching, you may be able to appreciate these stylish jeans. Hit the jump to check out the "ultimate Black Rock Shooter denim!"
A new website from the team that brought us Tokyo Freshly Squeezed is aiming to share Japanese culture with the English-speaking world, starting with some hair and make-up tutorials by Japanese visual kei band members. Yattar Japan presents Style Council videos dubbed in English. Check out Riuki from Velbet and Mitsuki Sakai from Kiryu after the break!
Hello Kitty teams up with so many people that's she's on her way to becoming the next Spider-Man (or Barack Obama, depending on the type of comics you read). The next stop for the adorable icon is trendy apparel and accessories store Forever 21. After the jump, find out what's in store for the collection and check out a bunch of preview photos.
We attended an invite-only "Cool Japan" lecture from designer Takeshi Wakabayashi of SOU・SOU, presented by NEW PEOPLE and the Japanese Consulate General as part of J-Pop Summit Festival 2011. The company's split-toed shoes, in particular, won two prizes in the Visit Japan Campaign – Japan’s Attractive Souvenir Contest 2010, but SOU・SOU also make clothing for daily life based on traditional Japanese designs. Hit the break to hear about Wakabayashi's fashion philosophy and check out our pictures from the SOU・SOU fashion show!
Yesterday at the J-Pop Summit Festival 2011 in San Francisco's Japantown, fans of Victorian-inspired Lolita fashion gathered to show off their Baby, The Stars Shine Bright collections in the brand's fashion contest. I'm sorely tempted to say something like "lift the petticoat to check out our photo gallery," but I think I'll just stick with "bump the jump."
Details on New People's J-pop Summit Festival, which takes place August 27 and 28 in San Francisco's Japantown, continue to surface. The latest announcement is all about style, as Tokyo street fashion brand h.NAOTO will be promoting the opening of their first US shop, with head designer Naoto Hirooka in attendance. More after the jump.
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