fashion

Japanese fashion app Wear has one user trying to make cardboard Gundam heads the new hot style

Finally, an outfit for the clothes-conscious Gundam fan… who has some spare cardboard boxes.

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Conan O’Brien arrives in Japan, dresses up as a Harajuku girl in Tokyo 【Pics & Videos】

The talk show host immerses himself in a world of kawaii with some of Harajuku’s most colourful fashionistas.

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Can these 500-yen (US$4.50) Daiso wigs make our 39-year-old writer look as fabulous as he feels?

There’s a party in these wigs and everyone’s invited.

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Kanye West receives flack for too-small Yeezy slides, calls it “The Japanese Way”

West tries to reinvent the world of footwear with a trick the Japanese have been using for centuries, but his comments aren’t entirely accurate.

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Is it legal to wear a facekini on the streets of Tokyo? Mr. Sato asks Tokyo Metropolitan Police

Eye-catching, face-obscuring fashion from China protects your skin from harsh UV rays, makes you look like a crazed criminal.

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Japanese kimono parka combines traditional fashion with modern streetwear

Popular Japanese cosplayer models the new hoodie with kimono sleeves in three different colours.

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Show off your love for Ponyo and Totoro’s Catbus with these Studio Ghibli baseball jackets

Strut your stuff and showcase Ponyo’s cute little sisters and the iconic Catbus.

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Ziploc x Beams Couture collaboration from Japan makes transparent bag fashion cool

Hats, rucksacks, aprons and bumbags are just some of the items in the new Ziploc fashion collection hitting streets this summer.

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Anime voice actress is selling her used miniskirt…for US$690!

But she’s not interested in keeping the skirt or the money.

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Stretching the limits of Japanese budget belts with the Easy Stretch Belt from the 100 yen store

Our in-house 100 yen store guru snaps up a deal that eliminates the need to keep his belt buckled, and keeps his finances as secure as his pants.

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New extra-warm outdoor kimono will make your samurai camping stylish and comfortable this autumn

You and your bushido buddies heading into the wild this fall? Then don’t forget your camping kimono.

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Sailor Moon yukata kimono line will keep you breezy and beautiful in the Japanese summer heat

As the temperatures climb, there’s just one team of glamorous superheroines who can save us from the summer heat. Moon Crystal Power Dress Up!

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Psychology professor says Japanese people show mood with their eyes, Westerners with their mouths

Educator ties theory into why Japanese people wear surgical masks, but not sunglasses, but how solid is his logic?

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New Japanese bra liners cause cheers from women, complaints from horny dudes

Pseudo undergarment has some griping that their summer fun has been ruined, but they’re clearly not who the designers are looking to please.

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Hanao Shoes: Dress like a modern-day geisha with new line of geta sneakers from Kyoto

A more comfortable way to enjoy the festival season while out and about in your yukata summer kimono.

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New hair pins let you look like you’ve been stabbed in the head with a classic Japanese icon

If your body is a temple, your head is a shrine? Provide easy access to your bonce for roaming Shinto gods with a torii gate hair accessory.

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Mr. Sato goes fishing for compliments with the new Harajuku fashion: A fishing vest?!?

Mr. Sato always thought he was out of fashion. Turned out he was just way ahead of it.

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Let’s find the Japanese full-face visor best suited for your grandmother or handmaiden

No mature woman’s ensemble would be complete without their own Imperial Guard mask.

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