It’s not unlikely you’ll see a grown woman dressed as a schoolgirl casually strolling the streets of Tokyo, this is because of the Kogal fashion trend.
This aesthetic style has spread far and wide in Asia. With many familiar with the trend, its adherents can be seen sporting oversized cardigans, pleated skirts, and loose, rolled-up socks.
The Me No Shita Chiiku Trend
Typically eye makeup is done on the upper eyelids, but in Japan, they like to do things a little differently.
Let's look at the Me No Shita Chiiku, also known as the Byojaku trend that's become viral on Japanese social media. This trend has people wearing blush under their eyes, giving them a tired or sickly look.
Gyaruo is by its very nature, considered a subculture for guys. It's become super trendy in Japan for guys to dress up in a flamboyant, yet boyish way with large, spiky hairdos and multiple textures ranging from fluffy scarfs to knitted cardigans.
This trend has gained so much traction for allowing men to express themselves and embrace their creative side, while still fitting in.
While the Kigurumi trend has been around since the mid-1990s, it's become so popular that it even hit North American shores back in the mid-2000s.
With cute, fleecy onesies coming in all shapes and styles, it can be seen as the ultimate Instagrammable outfit, with many, not surprisingly, opting to even wear their onesie outside on the street, mostly because Kigurumi are just so, well, comfortable.
Cosplay has become in demand all over the world, from South Korea, China, and even America. However, no one quite does it like the Japanese, where cosplay isn't just a look – it's part and parcel of an entire culture.
Cosplay is actually a performance art to represent characters from anime shows, video games, TV, and film, with its participants dressing up in full costumes and make-up.