Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style Vibes
We already know that Fashion Weeks aren’t always about the runways and the models. New designs may be catching everyone’s eye, but street style is just as popular as the latest creations. And while the most famous fashion festival in Japan displayed eclecticism, innovation, and futuristic designs on the runways, Tokyo Fashion Week street style can be summarized in one word only: daring!
There is something about Vans shoes that makes them as popular as Converse All-Stars – people all over the world have been going crazy about them for so many years, that Vans shoes have become a must-have item in pretty much everyone’s wardrobe. Still, when it comes to Tokyo, it seems that men and women of Japan have taken it one step further. Custom-made Vans shoes have taken Tokyo streets as if by storm, filling the sidewalks with amazing designs and color schemes.
Neon never lost its popularity in Tokyo, but it seems now neon clothes themselves aren’t enough. Neon hair and makeup were equally present on the streets, and both girls and boys rocked amazing creations. From fuchsia-painted brows which stand out against lemon-yellow eyeliner all the way to braids woven with neon yarn and turquoise-meets-lime-green dye jobs, it looks like there isn’t a style that’s off-limits to these daring people. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to contrast your hair and makeup with your clothes, or you’re looking for a way to dress in one color from head to toe, Tokyo says that neon is your friend.
It seems that nothing is good enough unless it’s too big – at least when it comes to clothes. From platform sneakers to jeans baggy enough for ‘90s rappers to feel envious, oversized items could be seen everywhere. Think of fluffy pink handbags spacious enough for your entire makeup kit to fit in together with your cat, and flowy coats cinched at the waist to show off your figure, and you’ll get the general idea what street style is all about. If you’re not into oversized clothes, you can always try getting your hands on a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, or a huge, colorful umbrella to protect you from heavy rains.
No one can leave their home without a bag, and the streets of Tokyo are filled with the craziest handbags you can imagine. Old toys which were turned into purses, vintage leather pieces decorated with stickers and key rings, fluffy faux fur backpacks, minimalistic purses… you are free to improvise and adapt any old piece into a fashionable new one, as long as it matches your outfit.
The purpose of layering isn’t only to make sure you stay warm, but also to show off your sense of style. Leggings, tunic, shawl, and a coat; T-shirt, overalls, and a sweater; ripped jeans, thin-strapped swimwear with a formal jacket and a brooch; and unforgettable fishnet stockings with denim shorts and a bomber jacket are just some of the looks which showed off people’s creativity. It doesn’t matter if you’re going for a daring, sexy, formal, romantic, or overall casual look, layering your clothes will allow you to experiment with different styles and combine pieces you never though could go well together.
If you never found catwalks as attractive as organic street style, Tokyo will be like a breath of fresh air for you. You can always expect something unusual from people whose true passion is fashion and who express themselves through their clothes. Find inspiration in unexpected places and dare to be different, just like people from the streets of Tokyo.