I Got A Tokyo Makeover
Hello. Friends. And welcome to another video this, week I'm gonna be getting a Tokyo, street fashion makeover, yes we're going to Japan and we're gonna be getting made over, so earlier this year we, traveled to three different US cities to explore, how fashion, differs in different regions so this time we're gonna be taking our experiment. International. Right over the Pacific, Ocean, I feel like Japanese. Fashion, trends, specifically. What I've heard called Hara tjuku fashion, or Tokyo Street fashion, are talked about a lot online in, videos, and articles, to, the point where I definitely. Have an image in my head of what I think it looks like but I wanted, to go to Japan, and see for myself, so to do this we're, gonna be teaming up with the local who will guide us through three different current, trends, so we can get a little taste of what Tokyo street fashion is all about now, obviously, this won't cover everything, that people wear in Tokyo as Street fashion, is pretty different from your everyday wear and this probably, also won't, even cover every, inch of Tokyo, Street fashion, because from what I've seen there's. A lot but, we're hoping to find three outfits, that capture some of what's going on right now all right let's. Go so step one of our Tokyo, makeover. Was to fly, to Tokyo, and while there we stayed in Akasaka which is sort of a business sea area that's very picturesque, green, and quiet and it was also decently, close to her juku which is where a lot of the action is in terms of Tokyo street fashion to aid us in our search we met up with rinrin, who is a youtuber, and a lolita model, as well as being pretty well acquainted, with the local tokyo fashion, scene right off the bat rinrin, clarified, that tokyo street fashion tends, to be a little different than the common, Western perception. A lot of people tend to think that if you come to Harajuku, you'll, see a lot of people dressed, in like Lolita or, the most recent style, is like yummy, kawaii, which is kind of a dark kawaii, but you don't really tend to see that as much and for this video we wanted to focus on the current street fashion trends, and not, just on the more well-known subcultures. How would you describe, tokyo. Street fashion today there's less emphasis on the silhouette, and a more eclectic type, of style a lot of people like to layer and express, their creativity, and put color into their about fit also, Harajuku. Is a neighbourhood, and not just a singular style as it can sometimes be presented, which was news to me at least so I'm going to be showing you three styles. That are a, general, idea of what you'll see on the streets today with, the first trend being the vintage, remake, style which centers, around transforming. Old vintage, clothing a lot of kids like to take these items, and cut it up and add things, onto it so they're very one-of-a-kind. Styles, the second, trend being the minimalistic. Mode style, you'll see a lot of people wearing this and layering, black, on black that, sounds like my my, type of thing sometimes I like to dress up like a bat. Would. A bat, look work. There. No. Never. Mind and then the third and final trend, the colorful, layered style, you can layer things, on so, much and things, are transparent. And things are like colorful and it's basically you, could play with anything you want so without further ado, we were ready to start shopping for our Tokyo, street fashion inspired, outfits, and our first stop was the store an. Incapacity. Which specializes. In vintage remake, so, an in compute capacity is located, in the Oda wadda neighborhood. Which means that it's just behind the, main part of hora jakku it's a more hipster, e type, of vintage, area, hipsters, they're everywhere. The. Store itself is a former, cigarette, shop tucked away on the third floor of what looks almost like an apartment building inside, pretty much every inch of it is covered, in vintage, paraphernalia. From the 1950s. Onwards, and a lot of it is recognizable. IP with, a little bit of a twist looking, around the store many, of the remade, items, are sort of like vintage t-shirts. Spliced, with tutus, and though they're not all t-shirt. The general, vibe seems, to be bringing, together in Congress pieces.
Into One garment to make something completely new usually, with a new shape as well we were also able to ask the store's owner mr., Ohashi some questions, about the vintage remake style he led off by saying that there aren't really rules about, shape or style within the trend itself, he doesn't like tell people what to wear he says there's a lot of people who wear it like form-fitting, or, just, totally, loose it's all up to you what you see here and you just kind of put it all together and in terms of what is in the store it seems that mr. Ohashi, does a lot of the curating, and his wife Kathy, does a lot of the cutting and remaking so where, do you find like your inspiration, like when you see a piece like how do you know if you like it or if you want it to be in your store. So, his, inspiration. Comes, mainly, from punk. So music as well as the vintage, fashions. Which actually, makes a lot of sense because there's a strong, emphasis on, DIY in Punk style in terms of what I should be wearing mr., Ohashi recommended. That we just walk around the store and see what caught our eye yo easy this huh yeah it's a kind of like a devious. Mischief. Afoot immediately. I noticed, a bunch of breezy, tunic. Style tops, I know you said bats were not in but. It. Might be like an unconscious. Bat. Yeah. Absolutely the, bat just slides in and as if on cue the, next thing I found was this oh oh, it's, a Nike shirt with batwing, yeah. Yeah. It. Seems like fortune, had smiled down upon me. Mr.. Ohashi and rinrin, also found a really cool head-to-toe. Pink outfit and I found another blousy top that seemed to have been made from like a college, sweatshirt they. Didn't think I would be here, then, we grabbed a couple of bottoms, to match our tops including. A black skirt for our Nike outfit all the world. All black, know. I'm trying on other stuff too well we have to have one all black a day with the brand and a pair of embellished. Jeans for our Central, State University, blouse and with that we were ready to start trying on our outfits, I'll be, back I go. Did, they like the governador here, so first up was the head-to-toe, pink outfit, yeah. This look definitely had, a strong, visual impact, and I think that the different, shapes and textures were really cool I like the little but apron it's very, different but, I think it's fun like nope don't look here then to top it off mr. Ohashi styled, me with a little knit crown we've got a little like where the wild things are situation, I love it like this oh it's so cute hahahaha. And despite how pink it was I actually really, liked it you look like you belong in the store. I'm. Never, leaving but. Our second, outfit top some stiff competition. So. I think that this is definitely like more in line with like my personal, style I feel like the skirt, I'm not sure what, I'm doing with it despite the skirt being a little unbalanced. The top is amazing, and as if I needed any more convincing rinrin. Decked me out with some accessories. Hey. How, do I look after trying, on both of these looks I was kind of conflicted, because I feel like part of the style is like what you like but I also feel like maybe just because the other outfits, more different, from what I usually wear it feels more like the style you know I'm saying transformation, exactly a style transformation yeah.
Exactly, But we did have one more look to try on here it is. Central. State University, I thought, this top really accomplished. The vintage remake objective. By transforming. A simple, College t-shirt, into a romantic, almost, Renaissance, II blouse it's like sort of a Shakespearean, in a way and I really liked the jeans which featured, some nice real lace action, though I wouldn't say they were really transformed. Into a different shape or garment, the jeans are like pretty, normal. But embellished, in terms of which outfit, I liked the best I was still torn between the first and the second look I thought the first one definitely made, a very big impact, however, I do think the sec it's very you so it, looks, good I think we maybe, want to change the bottom for that one goes a bit short for balance purpose so we purchased, our bat outfit, thanked mr. Ohashi and were on our way all right so now having explored the vintage, remix style a little bit you can move on to our next location which, is ground, lie ground, why, why, is it, not the air no it's the ground. So. Next up we went to ground why to explore, our second, Street fashion, the, mode style, ground, why is an offshoot label. By Yohji, Yamamoto located. Inside of the law for a department, store in Harajuku, which has a lot of local, trendy, designers, and boutiques now when you first walk into ground why it's, very black and white which i think is in line with Yohji. Yamamoto s general, vibe for, reference Yohji, Yamamoto is, a Japanese, designer described. As a master, tailor who is known for his androgynous. And avant-garde, designs. Usually. Made in black sounds, like my kind of guy and in general he's considered, an important, driver of the mode style so to help pick out our mode outfit, we met up with rinrin's. Friend mika who is a mode enthusiasts. And Instagrammer, somos well I would say it's kind of defined, by, a monotone. Color palette, I would say is very unisex. Or genderless. Which is a very big thing going on right now in general and I think that androgynous. Vibe influences. The shapes and cuts of the clothing with most of the outfits, being unfinished. Flowy, or boxy, yeah I always. Loose like simple yeah like Oh simple, and minimal. So with some sense of what we were looking for it was time to start a shoppin I'm still, there always are. You doing this yes I do we do that yeah ready we'll do it again my, cousin. Like. Sneaky, sneaky. So. Right, from the start I was a little confused by some of the items at first glance they seem pretty simple, but when you approach, them a lot of them have unique. Cuts, what's this, like an extra arm hole it's open, so I think it's just a flat okay. So. The first outfit, that rinrin and Myka picked out was an asymmetric. Jacket, a white button-down shirt, and a long pants. Skirt hybrid, ooh kind of like a suit yeah, next, up we found a blue button-down, sheer, dress oh. We. Need an inner yeah, too, sexy too, sexy to, see, through which we D sexified. With like a matching, blue shift dress underneath, and for our last option, this looks yeah I recommend, this we went for a white maxi, shirt, with a geometric pattern on the right shoulder what would you put underneath this like for pant um no, this button yeah just oh just, like a long dress yeah a long dress which gave us three, mode options, to try on so first up was our three-piece, suit.
I. Like, like the asymmetry you, enemy like it's kind of like off center, because, mode style, pretty much ignores, the curves of your body the, designs tend to play more with draping. Asymmetry. And abstract, shapes and to finish off the look Mika recommended, that we add this wide brimmed, hat oh yes, oh, wow I can hear myself I'm like echoing, off the Hat overall, I really enjoyed this outfit I'm not usually a hat person but this look made me feel kind, of like a boxy, Carmen, Sandiego. All right ready for the next one yes, I don't. Know if you're ready so up next was our blue sheer, dress. Is. This sufficiently. D sexified, yeah, you're so not thick fearing now perfect, that is the goal I feel like this was more of a summer mode look I'm feeling easy and breezy with the blueness and with the lighter flowy, or fabric, rinrin also thought that a backpack might, suit this outfit, so we tried on this very round one turtle. Shell can I be a ninja turtle movie Leonardo yeah the, blue tinny turtle oh there you go this dress was definitely cute. But I just wasn't a hundred, percent sold, on it so we went on to option number three, oh. This. Looks nice yeah I love it I. Almost this, outfit, combines, elements, of the first and second, look and there was also a fun secret, there are pockets. There, means have everything. Yeah. You're a little going 1 2 I didn't notice before so we accessorized. Our long maxi. Shirt to complete the look and though we all liked this one I think we were kind of missing some of that mousse from, the first look alright so I think that we've decided that we're gonna kind of combine, the first and the third outfits, by putting this jacket, over the last outfit which I actually really like I think this is like the best compromise. Because it's like pretty much the vibe of the first outfit except without the pants so we went with our hybrid, fourth option as our mode outfit, thank you so much mica for helping us know you're on call so what's next, we're, gonna go to wall which, is another boutique, inside, of the same department, store it's right on the other side of the wall I'm. So sorry that I said no. But, it's it's literally right next door all right so let's go so unlike, ground, Y and an in compute capacity which, focused more on a singular trend or aesthetic, wall carries clothes from a range of designers, that reflect, a few different, trends the concept, of the store is Japan. In ten years it's also one of rinrin's, favorite, stores and in fact the dress she's wearing here, is actually, from wall but what we were searching for was, an outfit that would exemplify. What rinrin. Described, as the colorful. Layered trend, all right well let's get to it yeah so one of the objectives of, this trend is to just wear a lot of different garments basically. Piling, on ethnic, cliff saket and oftentimes, with, extra, appliques, or fabric, stitched on - or hanging, off of the layered garments. Would you even call this maybe they're like nap yeah napkin flowers, no. Lotus are more open I think you know I have no idea yeah what are you orchids. We never did figure out what kind of flower it is my, best guess is a campanula.
Flower, Don't, at me but regardless we needed to find a bottom to complete, our first option oh. My. Gosh it's like pants, but pants, Wow they're, pants that have been written by other pant extended, pant and yes, they are also littered, with embroidered. Mice I needed, to try them on you've heard of Pizza rat have you heard of thigh, rats Pizza, Pizza, rats the rat that like was dragging, an entire piece of pizza in the New York subway subway, yeah, while, shopping we also encountered. Another aspect, of the trend which is that a lot of the items are loose and oversized, look at those sleeves. It's. Not quite a batwing it's almost like a manatees. Flipper, I'm not sure we could in good conscience, follow up the mice pants with the manatee jacket, but we did find another, oversized, item this long and patchworked. T-shirt oh you know what that looks like a baggy, 90's, teenager yes, almost, like the guys at, Cher's high school in clueless and to pair with it we, grabbed some also, patchworked, jeans, and for our third option we, wanted to try something that was a little more vibrant to, make sure we got to the colorful, part of the colorful. Layered look oh that's really cute I, like the pink but I want to layer something, over it of course we must we, must, so rinrin, grabbed this dusty, rose slip from off of another hanger we couldn't find another layering piece so we're just done for DIY yes, and with, that completing, our third outfit, we began attacking, our pile of clothes. I love. The rats more than I thought I would if, you can take a second, to not look at the extended Mouse pants rinrin, and i also really liked the top it's very spring, I'm a blooming, flower and, though I'll say I did enjoy. The rats I think it just overpowered. The other layers too much it's not called the colorful. Rat trend, so we moved on to our 90s high school boy outfit, there we go I, was. Surprised by how much I liked this look for some reason I feel like pretty comfortable, in it that might be because it's a giant t-shirt, but I feel like pretty like yeah like that I can wear this around this was also a big hit with the shop staff at wall. Who, suggested, we accessorize. It with a bold graphic. Earring though we were feeling pretty good about this outfit we still wanted to try our last one on for good measure which actually, turned out to be no easy feat it, took me so long to get into this. Rinrin. Like came off like a harem I like had to help me do this what, I will say about this outfit is that the undershirt. Skirt, thing is super cool and I love the sleeves yeah but I think that the over layer is like a little tight for my booty oh no sexy, which I don't think is the vibe we're going for as, we mentioned, with the layered trend, you usually want things to be oversized.
And Flowy and though I think we had the right idea, with the layering, unfortunately. Those ideas, were just eclipsed. By the booty, so. We decided to go with a little bit of a mash-up for our final look, alright. I, think. We nailed it, so this is, the second, outfit with the jacket, from the first outfit on top of it I think this kind of brings everything, that we liked from the second outfit and then just adds another layer on top of it what do you say I think this, is the perfect one so with rinrin's approval, we got to our final, tokyo street fashion outfit, so now we have three outfits that embody like three different tokyo street styles, but we don't have any of the finishing touches like the makeup or the shoes, and stuff we're gonna do a little um exploring. And see what we can find and then we'll see our finished looks for, a quick shoe stop we dropped by a store called Tokyo, Bopper, to pick up a pair of stumpy, shoes to pair with the mode outfit, and the next day we went with rinrin to a drugstore to, grab a couple of products, to put together a, Tokyo inspired, makeup look so what, I wanted to incorporate, this time is a trendy, like pop of color since we're heading into summer, the focus of this makeup look is definitely the, eyes as, we added some highlighter, to the lower lids to make them look bigger and used, some turquoise liner, for that pop of color that rinrin, had been joined so you, already have that droopy, eye look, which is an ideal look here's, to bring your eyes down it looks like your kinder. Oh that's, a very nice thing to say thank you we also applied, some cream blush on my cheekbones, and under eyes I'm hoping the cream blush will like bring in that to eNOS, since dewy skin is, a popular, goal in a lot of Japanese makeup looks and then with a dash of semi-sheer lipstick, you were ready to go but. This is definitely a summer look I'm not gonna say like this is like the general, like Tokyo Street fashion, look, do I look summer II like, a sweet summer child yeah. So. The first Street fashion look we took out on the town was the vintage to remake outfit, which included, our remade, batwing, Nike top these fluttery, adidas. Pants the pants have some Flair in fact they've got multiple flares, and a pair of black, combat, boots that I had brought from home on my face I was rocking our pop of color summer makeup look and for my hair rinrin, had gone ham with some bobby pins the, sideburn, unwhole. Display so for this first outfit rinrin was able to come out vlogging, with us for a bit you guys are the bat twins right now so she could help us take Street, snap or style photos, of the outfit I don't get hits up in Harajuku.
Photographers. Will line up on the Main Street and, to ask passerby. Who they think have cool outfits, on to take photos of them hence streets, now. Seeking Street snaps of me and Richard together and there was like a dude almost. It's, just posh as hell all the time I think that overall, this is probably, my favorite outfit, it's definitely, like more, shapeless. Than I would usually go, but besides that like it's pretty up my alley, I'm not usually one to wear Nike Sportswear but that's because they tend to not have giant bat wings attached, so in this case the vintage remake, style has bridged that gap for, me you look so dramatic, but comfortable, at the same time. This. Is comfortable, vampire. I. May. Have also felt at home in this outfit because it reminded, me of some, of the unusual, clothing items, we've tried in the past this outfit is kind of like if the band ruffled, t-shirt and the Y project, like long-sleeve, denim jacket, had a lovechild I think it captures a lot of the fun of the giant 4-foot, sleeves without the added danger of, hitting someone with a large denim, tube the only real obstacle. I could think of with this outfit, was that because there's a lot of stuff hanging off of it it feels like you could accidentally. Dip, it right into your food or drink. I think. We did okay with, our ramen, this time but it's definitely something, to look out for so next up was our mood look I'm a mode Gargoyle. Excel, like a nova babe for mode hashtag mode gargoyle, for the completed, outfit I donned our white maxi shirt, asymmetric. Jacket, wide brimmed hat and these shoes that we got a Tokyo Bopper for my makeup I substituted. The pop of color out for, some plain black eyeliner though I kept to the cheeks flushed, rinrin, also suggested. That we could slick my hair back for, this outfit but my hair has to be curled for the wall outfit, and there's. Only one time that the hairstylist could take me in so it's. Currently even, though this look is color, wise definitely. In my zone I would say that it's much more formal. And structured than I would usually go, I feel kind of like a business, casual, Dementor but, nonetheless there, was something, theatrical. About it that I loved. In. Particular, the Hat was like the best prop, part of you is bird-like. Yeah. And it kind of gave me a personal, cave under, which I could perform, my mischief, come under the brim. Like. There oh. My. God here I will say it was a little sweaty probably, since it was late made but the no-pants aspect, made it bearable at least so I've got Swamp bra but not swamp butt but despite, any swamp enos I actually enjoyed.
Wearing, And vlogging, in this outfit the most maybe, even though I wouldn't wear this entire, outfit, together in, the u.s. I might wear this entire outfit together in the u.s. you, should, and our final street fashion look was our colorful, layered, outfit, from wall which included, our oversized, t-shirt, patchwork, jeans and yellow, unknown, flower jacket, so for this outfit rinrin, recommended, that we accessorize. It with white, sneakers, that i have brought from home actually because, my feet are rather large for japanese sizes, these orange earrings that we also got at wall at la foret and some curly hair I also subbed, in some yellow eyeliner, to match our jacket, now for all three of these outfits, we were vlogging, in the same area, of Harajuku which happened, to be just a few subway stops away from our hotel. So. We kept going there because we knew how to get there so I think that this outfit, matches the aesthetics, of the hard Juhu neighborhood itself the most closely. Like. With this giant, teddy bear now that is some seriously around and this amazingly. Huge, multi-colored. Ice cream I think as is getting more melty I think we should get that away from the layered clothing though this outfit is definitely, the furthest, away from my usual style, and not just because of the color but also because, of the silhouette, and texture. Yeah. Though I didn't, mind being a moving pile of laundry and like how it flows if I mean I, weirdly like this sort of like guilt at the bottom yeah the half kilt the only thing I didn't really like about the layered look was, the effect, that the layers had on my body temperature as in I was warm warmer, than I was even in my full-on mode, suit but there's a nice breeze coming down this alley yeah kind of like opening up the air ducts I had to fight the inclination to, take off some of the layers it's supposed to be the colorful layered look so I had to stay layered, but I think that for more everyday wear I'll probably dawn these items separately as I like them all individually. Specifically, I love with pants which you can barely see yeah, all. Right so, those were my Tokyo, Street fashion, looks even, though these outfits, are supposed to represent three different trends. There are some commonalities, between, them, that are kind of emblematic, of Tokyo fashion, in general all of them are sort of like long and in, general I'm pretty like covered, just to provide I guess like maximum, area for more layering and they're all also kind of asymmetric, this one is a little sort of half kilt and all the other ones have their own little asymmetric. Flair's I think that all three of these outfits, are pretty different from current US fashion trends at least the ones I'm aware of and rinrin, seems to be right in that there's more of an emphasis on, layering, and draping, and the clothes seem to skew a bit looser overall, though regardless I'm, excited, to bring these looks back to the u.s. because I feel like I can incorporate different. Items from them into my own wardrobe, and in some cases just wear, them head to toe exactly. As is we're, going to make mode gargoyle, I think if it's the last thing I do thank you guys so much for watching and, a big THANK YOU to rinrin, for helping us out with this video I've linked both of her channels in the description below one, of which is in Japanese with English subtitles and, one of which is her English Channel so go check those out if you like that video make sure to smash, that like button and if you want to see more videos like this make sure to shamash, that subscribe, button a big shout out to Rochelle. For watching, thanks, for watching Rochelle, and I will see you guys next time.