The dizzying combination of street-level fashion, outre couture and re-mixed, fast-forward youth culture in Tokyo's Harajuku neighbourhood has made it an international style capital. "Tokyo Street Style" profiles the daring and influential designers and labels at this epicentre of Japanese and global fashion. Offering a pop cultural history of the scene, a snapshot of where it is today, and a glimpse into its future, this dazzling book includes hundreds of images of innovative and astonishing fashions, ads, stores, models and magazines, plus the creators themselves.
Table of Contents
Introduction; I. Harajuku's Start; Central Apartments; Bigi; An An Ryuko Tsushin; Milk; Cream Soda & Black Cats; Pedestrian Paradise 1979; The Plastics & Pithecan Thropus Erectus; The Scene; Commes des Garcons; II. Rebellion is Cute; Laforet; Hysteric Glamour; Sonya Park; Popeye & Olive; Katsuya Kamo; Super Lovers; III. Fruits & Tune; Fotus; 20471120; Masaki Matsushima; Beauty:Beast Christopher Nemeth; Tokyo Hair; IV. Goth, Lolita, Visual-Kei; Kera! Kera Maniax, Gothic & Lolita Bible; Baby, the Stars Shine Bright; Me, Lolita; H. naoto; SEX PoT ReVeNGe; Jingu Bridge; Mana and Visual-kei; V. Ura-Hara Hip Hop, Punk, DIY; Hiroshi Fujiwara; Bape SK8ting; Bounty Hunter; Smart, Relax & Mini; X-Girl; Sophnet; FCRB; Visvim; We Love You, Vivienne; Under Cover.
Tiffany Godoy is a contributor to Interview and Vogue and former senior editor at the Japanese fashion magazine Composite. She lives in Tokyo.