Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno

Tokyo Teen Fashion Subculture Handbook
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2010
Product Number: EB00045419
Released: Jul 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780811878852
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
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Japanese schoolgirl fashions and subcultures have sprung up, burned out, mutated, and evolved into a pop culture phenomenon gone global-from Gwen Stefani's "Harajuku Girls" to Gothic Lolita-fueled manga and the deadly schoolgirl in Kill Bill, it's no wonder that international fashion designers look to the streets of Tokyo for fresh inspiration. This playful and thoroughly researched handbook examines the key styles and subcultures past and present: sailor-suited gangsters, Pippi Longstockings risen from the dead, girls in blackface, teens sporting giant hamster costumes, and more. Each fashion profile is packed with photos and illustrations, history, ideal boyfriends, and must-have items. Also included are a gatefold evolutionary fashion chart, resources, and makeup tips. At last, an in-depth guide to what the girls are wearing-and why on earth they're wearing it.