Harajuku, a neighborhood in the Shibuya section of Tokyo is famous for being the birthplace of an aesthetic that has become a worldwide phenomena, a trend that highlights creativity, individuality, brilliant use of colors and emphasis on eclecticism. In short, Harajuku fashion is a mesh of many styles.
“She’s So Unusual,” Cyndi Lauper’s classic debut comes to mind as an example. Her reign at the top of the charts in the 1980s came at a time when bands like Duran Duran and Culture Club were pushing the visuals as much as the music.
More recently, pop acts like Nicki Minaj and Gwen Stefani have incorporated (and rocked) the look. Stefani even features a group of dancers named, The Harajuku Girls in her live shows and music videos.
Bright colors, bold combinations and unconventional uses of fabrics are the order of business. Plastic, metal, vinyl — it’s all here!
Big thanks to all the models and, of course, stylist extraordinaire, Jessica Bean of Industry Chains for her amazing creativity.