Most of them portray the “decora” style from around 1999….that’s almost 10 years old and very much out of date and not cool in
or 80’s bunny hyper pink i.e. Spank girls…
then we have the hipster types who don’t decorate themselves with stuff instead they try to be avant-garde and subvert the trends and have a little message.
There is also the famed Ganguro girls of Shibuya
who over tan themselves and where crazy make up and dance para para….there are also sub tribes of Ganguro…surfer ganguro, lilo and stitch ganguro, hibiscus ganguro (pictured) or a mixture of all 3, Barbie gunguro, hip hop gunguro…sooo many more to mention.
are also famous in the west, in
Anyway that is a kinda long rant about the different styles in
Anyway as I was saying Decora is all but dead, but in the west it is the look we think of when we think of Harajuku or Tokyo fashion (no thanks to Gwen Stefani either). So these windows were obviously done by someone who hasn’t been to
Each window does seem to be about one of the many looks, or tribes that I described, but it’s really hard to tell exactly what look it is.
I do see Spank in this look, but only because of the colours, the wig is too fake for them to wear and the shape of the dress is too form fitting…(another Japanese thing is to wear really reallllllly baggy clothes compared to what we wear in the west).
This look would be maybe regular Tokyo people, except they wouldn’t have green hair and the skirt would be much, much shorter and the socks thigh high (it was kinda hard to get used to this kinda prostitute look that is considered classy and done by nearly every girl on the street…Henry loved it however…)
Maybe this is a high school girl in
I think this is meant to be goth lol…but yeah they would wear the leggings but with a big puffy skirt. It’s too body conscious for a goth lol.
Is this meant to be gunguro? It does look like something that belongs at 109 in Shibuya (ganguro shopping mall) but again the hair is too synthetic and skirts too long (the sexy part of a woman in Japan is her legs and feet seeing as they don’t really have big tits over there…that’s why the skirts are often more like belts and shoes rarely have anything covering the ankle and if it does have an ankle strap they will just put their foot on top of it…it scares me seeing them walk around with 5 inch heels and no ankle support walking on cobblestone streets)
The boys look is ok as I can imagine a boy in
Ok well another rant by me means I am done for the day. I am maybe being too harsh on these windows, but if they did them a little better I would be super excited.
P.S. Oh and all photos were taken by me except the Ganguro photo (I couldnt find my own photo, its on a disk somewhere!) and also the David Jones photo because I forgot to take a photo myself...Thanks google image search.