Japan is known for its street fashion (popularized in the United States by Fruits magazine and Gwen Stefani’s entourage of Harajuku Girls). Street style is more than just a cute outfit, it’s a whole look, mentality, and way of acting. Kogals emulate the California Valley Girl, with bleached hair, dark tans, light-colored lips, and their own slang. Gothic Lolitas dress like Victorian dolls, complete with cute poses.
Tokyo’s Harajuku district is world-famous, where young people dress up and gather by the Harajuku station to hang out with friends and hope to be photographed by passersby.
This shirt is created with some of the same techniques used by Japanese youths to personalize their street style.