The Influence of Western Fashion to Japanese Fashion

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What is the influence of Western fashion to Japanese fashion? Submitted by: Nicole Marie~Madeleine C. Alberto III-Kagitingan General Description of the Study Japanese fashion is one of the most remarkable things about Japan. It is another dimension in itself, complete with subcultures such as the Gothic Lolita and Kogals. Many people are intrigued by how Japanese fashion developed and people all over the world try to dress up like the Japanese because in Japan, there is no such as thing as conformity. Everyone has their own distinct style that sets them apart from others, no matter what subculture they belong to. People all over the world consider Tokyo as one of the fashion capitals of the world. When people discuss …show more content…
Western clothing for women truly made its mark in Japan after World War II. The women began wearing Western-style dresses, because they were less expensive and easier to care for than kimonos (The World Book Encyclopedia [J], 48) Western Clothing in Japan Here is how Western fashion has dominated Japan: Men usually wear Western-style suits for work and out on the street. They also wear Western clothes when going out or relaxing at home Fashion-conscious teenage girls are fond of wearing pink and other super-feminine clothes whereas older women, being brought in the workforce during the peak of Japan’s bubble economy during the 1980’s, have become fond of luxury designer items and high fashion, which can sometimes be noted through the suits they wear for work. Women who have high positions in global corporations usually wear designer suits, the designer usually being either European or American. Japanese children in the city, whose parents also wear Western clothes, wear Western clothes as well. They wear what normal American children wear such as jeans, sweaters, etc. The elders still prefer to wear the kimono in order to preserve tradition but more often than not, they opt to wear Western clothes because it takes less of a hassle to put on Note: Although majority of Japan’s population have started wearing Western clothing, many people in rural areas still wear kimonos every

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