Many would say that fashion is an expression of culture and soul, therefore, each nation has a unique reflection of its own history, as well as traditions in one way or another.
Japanese fashion is not an exception to this feeling. This article will explain some details of how it has changed over the years and has always remained intact in its traditions.
The past and the present
One of the most traditional and common Japanese fashion sets is the Kimono; It is still used today in more modern designs, it was also adopted by western nations because of its sensuality and elegance.
Kimono is the Furisode used by young women in their twenties; In Japan, the legal drinking and smoking age is twenty years and, to celebrate, parents often offer their Furisode daughters.
Then the Houmongi takes the stage. This is another type of Kimono that married women use and similar to Furisode that parents will give to their daughter when she is married.
The formal kimono is known as Tomesode and married women often take it to social functions such as marriages. Additional variations include the Mofuku which is the funerary kimono for Japanese fashion and the Uchikake is the wedding kimono.
Last, but not least, the Obi is the oldest form of Japanese fashion, since they are no longer in production today and you will rarely find anyone using this type, even in Japan.
Modern Japanese fashion generally has several categories besides some that are not related to clothing. The Japanese fashion known as Kogal is translated in Japan to people who enjoy exhibiting their highest income wearing expensive jewelry or clothing.
The Japanese fashion Gangoro is designed for those people who began to change the color of their hair and then have the Lolita as the Japanese Lolita gothic fashion, which is being represented by the innocent and sweet dressed (Lolita) until the other extreme type referred to as punk fashion, which is known as Gothic Lolitas.
The eternal fashion
The world of classic fashion is eternal throughout the world and Japanese fashion has its kimonos to prove it. The use of colors also plays an important role in the world of Japanese fashion, as well as in their culture, as it is directly related to the event. Fashion not only reflects and defines an era and a place in time, but also the character and personality of the person who wears it.