Harajuku

Beauty

from slime to placenta, these are eight weird and wonderful japanese beauty trends

Kiwi eye pads to Kawaii contact lenses, snail slime face masks to face lift corsets: Mancunian make-up maverick Lucy Bridge examines Japanese beauty trends.
Lucy Bridge
8.30.17
Fashion

the editor of fruits magazine on the rise and fall of harajuku

Shoichi Aoki, the editor of the pioneering Japanese street style magazine, on the future of Tokyo style.
i-D Japan
4.10.17
Culture

celebrating 40 years of beams, the guiding light of tokyo youth culture

A new book charts the Japanese retailer-cum-design-collective’s unique legacy by compiling four decades of its most exciting collaborative efforts (plus, interviews with Sofia Coppola, Nigo, and Sacai’s Chitose Abe).
Emily Manning
2.17.17
Fashion

what the closure of fruits magazine means for japanese street style

As the legendary magazine publishes its last issue, citing a lack of stylish individuals to photograph, where does this leave the state of street fashion in Japan?
Ashley Clarke
2.6.17
Fashion

​the tokyo shop workers shaping the future of japanese fashion

Introducing Harajuku’s stylish community of shop staff, and exploring their influence on style in Japan.
Ashley Clarke
8.30.16
women crush wednesday

woman crush wednesday with @haruka_biglove

Meet the Insta-idol who runs cult Tokyo record store Big Love.
Ingrid Kesa
5.3.16
Fashion

​genderless kei: harajuku's online fashion revival

Genderless Kei is the Japanese fashion trend sweeping social media in 2016, signifying a move towards style that sits outside the gender binary, and challenging traditional ideas about what it means to dress like a boy.
Ashley Clarke
2.23.16
Fashion

​nicola formichetti talks harajuku icons, tumblr tales and nicopanda

As he takes Nicopanda to the next level with it’s first ready-to-wear collection, we talk to Diesel’s artistic director about his own personal project.
Felicity Kinsella
1.23.15