Tokyo Drift

Model: Erica | Make Up: Daniel Marrone | Hair: Aaron Valenzuela | Clothing: Quijada

Model: Erica | Make Up: Daniel Marrone | Hair: Aaron Valenzuela | Clothing: Quijada

     TOKYO DRIFT

When it comes to trends and fashion, wearing it, designing it, or even admiring it, you must be fearless and embrace it. A great example of the people who have conquered these ropes is Tokyo. Tokyo is constantly creating unique and abstract fashion from the runway to the streets. Tokyo is not afraid to be different. We admire their unique taste and fast track life style. In only ten short years, Tokyo has become one of the fashion capitals, not to mention currently the biggest. Of ‘ course behind every successor there is a master mind not far behind. Tokyo houses some of the most distinguished designers, such as Issey Miyake, Kenzo, and Lolita. Designers known for not following the trends, such as Rei Kuwakubo. Designers who take the latest trends and add more than a simple twist but intensity. Takashi Nishiyama created his 2011 fall collection “Monster Hunters” in which he took cape like ponchos that literally drape over starting from head to toe. His 2012 collection “We are all Heroes” was inspired by anime heroes along with real life heroes, which helped in the Tohoku earthquake. The last piece of the collection took six months to create, a poncho like dramatically oversized piece. It was 4 meters wide and didn’t fit in the runway, but that didn’t stop him from dreaming it and creating it. Tokyo fashion is all about letting the imagination and inspiration run free. Overindulged in fashion, it can be found just outside the window. Creating the magic is taken from the most basic surroundings. It’s not just the designers; it is the community and street fashion, Tokyo itself. And it is not a challenge when creating Tokyo fashion is so simple to fabricate. So that the outsiders can step inside and take a little piece of Tokyo. We were inspired, and fabricated a look in which our model Erica, wears a top put together from scratch. What started out as a mere piece of fabric was put together in a matter of minutes, inspired by the trendy poncho and popular oversized tops in the latest runway collections. In creating this look the Lunar New Year taking place this first week of February, inspired our picture as well. The Lunar New Year, is their celebration of the new year, also known as The Spring Festival, (chun jie). They begin with The Spring Festival and end with the Lantern Festival. In welcoming the new year it is traditional to wrap all gifts, decorate doors and windows with the color red, and many firecrackers. We join Tokyo in welcoming the year of the Dragon and took on the color red, along with lanterns, and fireworks. Fashion is constantly reinvented finding inspiration from our favorite movies, to the fashion capitols, to world wide celebrated events. Anyone and everyone can incorporate Tokyo in their wardrobe, you just have to find the inspiration, be fearless, and achieve.