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11Oct/17

A Guide To The Vogue Subcultures Of Japan

Checklist of notable or famous style designers from Japan, with bios and images, together with the top fashion designers born in Japan and even some widespread vogue designers who immigrated to Japan. At a time when Tokyo’s runways are awash with brands that mirror a ‘wise’ aesthetic – in distinction to the more and more vibrant designs on show in competing Asian cities like Seoul and Jakarta – it is left to fastidious stylists like Hattori to keep Japanese trend eye-catching and internationally relevant.

Sonya Park, the Korean-born, Japan-based founding father of the model Arts & Science, is often credited alongside main menswear stylists like Tomoki Sukezane for putting Japanese fashion on the map in its 90s heyday, when manufacturers like Nobuhiko Kitamura’s Hysteric Glamour had been all the rage.

The highest profile group endorsing this new colorful style in Tokyo are the Harajuku women behind Fanatic Magazine These younger …