Friday, February 25, 2011
Last Thursday FIT held another event dedicated to Japanese Fashion to promote their Japan Now exhibit at their museum. Last year around this time the first Tokyo Fashion Festa took place showcasing brands like Baby the Stars Shine Bright, Angelic Pretty, and Black Peace Now.
This time FIT put the spotlight more on cosplay culture and then tied it back into fashion with the extreme makeup and hair they had their fashion models made up in. Japanese fashion in general can be pretty visual and extreme at times and can straddle the line of costume and fashion - in a good way of course!
Hair and makeup station
The show started off with a few cosplayers from different anime and manga but slowly led into gothic, punk, and visual kei fashion including pieces from the brands Putumayo, h.Naoto, and Rion. Each look was made up by makeup artists Akiko, Fujiko, Yumiko and their team who went over the top to ensure each look was very visual. After the show they had a makeup demonstration on stage where they gave tips to complete your look! Makeup and hair can really make or brake an outfit at times.
The Putumayo ensembles in the show.
Outfits from Rion and Putumayo! Check out the mix match socks!
The outfit featured above from Putumayo is a great example of a lolita punk coordinate and is one of the brands sold here at Tokyo Rebel!
I had the opportunity to model again this year for the show and was dressed up in visual kei! It was interesting to model the outfit and I even had 8" platform boots!
I have more photos from the event here!
Thanks for reading!
~from Tara <(=w=)>