This is a weekly article, based on fashion from around the world.
On our planet, there are hundreds of different nationalities, all with their own unique history, habits and culture. All those have resulted in an own style of fashion, depending on the nature and moral beliefs. Each week we will choose a country and discuss their unique type of fashion and how that can be effected in Stardoll
< This post is about Japan, which lies in Eastern Asia.
What is your country’s current style/trend?It varies greatly, the style is very eclectic. The years I lived in Japan, I realized that many young Japanese have a strong influence of Hello Kitty, other girls have a great covetousness accessories by famous brands like Chanel, Dior, etc. early.
What’s your style and is it influenced by this trend?I like to dress in a "cute" and sometimes I characterize as anime characters. How’s the shopping is in your country?Where I lived were many Japanese malls. But I can tell you that compared to malls that will today, some Japanese malls seem ET thing, lol.
Thank you very much Nat.kitching for answering our questions ^^
- Japanese fashion is generally known for being “Kawaii” (which means “cute” in Japanese). It’s no wonder that concepts such as Hello Kitty, anime, and the lolita fashion style have all originated from Japan.
- Although not seen as a renowned country of fashion, Japan has greatly influenced the fashion scene all over the globe. Even french designers such as Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent were all inspired by Japanese traditional clothing and prints.
- The kimono is one of the most well-known historical garments and used to be worn all over Japan. Decorated with elegant prints and beautiful colours, we automatically assume it was a women-only clothing piece. However, it was also worn by men.
- Nowadays, Japanese generally have a taste for Western designer fashion: almost 40% of all Japanese women own a Louis Vuitton bag, there are twice as much Burberry, Prada and Hermès stores in Japan than in the United States, even Abercrombie & Fitch has been extremely popular in Japan lately.
- Japanese men and women are more likely to dress up in formalwear than anywhere else. In Japan, men in suits are considered wealthy, handsome and successful, just like women in formal dresses are considered attractive and elegant.