How The Japanese Harajuku

With Japan doing so well in The World Cup we thought we’d give you a little guide on how they work their unique, individual style.

The term Harajuku Girls refers to how teenage girls dress in the Harajuku neighbourhood of Tokyo. Their fun, playful way of combining goth vibes with cyber punk makes for a individual, instantly recognisable style. They really look like they have fun with their fashion!

Gwen Steffani proved to be a fan when Love, Angel, Music and Baby become her dance troup and entourage. It proved incredibly popular and sparked a surge in Hello Kitty purchases, knee-high socks and pigtails. Super (cute) kawaii!!

LONDON - FEBRUARY 9:  Singer Gwen Stefani with her award for Best International Female Solo Artist and dancers the Harajuku Girls pose in the Press Room during the 25th Anniversary BRIT Awards 2005 at Earl's Court on February 9, 2005 in London. (Photo by Getty Images)
Sep 24, 2009 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Dancers HARAJUKU GIRLS at the Macy's Passport 2009 Arrivals and Fashion Show held at Barker Hanger, Santa Monica. © Red Carpet Pictures

Sugary sweet with perfectly painted faces, we love the way you can really play with fashion with tis style. Packed full of colour and not to be taken too seriously, here’s the Very take on the Harajuku look:

Accessorise with Hello Kitty and wear this school-girl inspired bag.

Hello Kitty leopard tote – £8

These two-tone tights will instantly add a funky edge.

Duo tight – £10

A tutu is typical of Harajuku style.

Love Label black tutu prom dress – £55

Wear your dress with funky sneakers for a young cool vibe.

Apple Bottom Kishia hi-top trainers – from £16


22nd June 2010
Written by Very_Lauren