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08-04-2011, 05:51 AM
Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew about the categories or labels for specific types of Japanese street fashion. Certain Styles have been popping up over at the fashion district in Japan, and I would love to get a complete list of what's new and old. If you have anything new to add, pictures and/or descriptions would be lovely.

If you're curious about a certain type of street fashion I have listed upon here I can also try to find pictures if you like. Or visa-versa, I might be able to find the type of style of your picture.

Cosplay (does this count?)
Cult Party Kei
Dolly Kei
Fairy Kei
Kimono Hime
Mori Girl
Natural Kei
Otome Kei

Visual Kei
-Angura kei
-Oshare kei


-you're better off at the subforum labeled "egl" for questions regarding lolita.

08-08-2011, 02:44 AM
I wouldn't say cosplay counts as fashion. Since it's a costume, really.

Also, I'm just going to say that I absolutely love dolly kei. I need to work it into my wardrobe.

Reita lover
08-09-2011, 12:33 PM
Visual kei all the way!!
My closet looks like a mix between stuff ruki from the GazettE wears and Shou from Alice Nine.And my Hair looks like Uruha's from gazette!!

08-13-2011, 04:25 AM
I've been looking for a certain style somewhere along the lines of vintage/nerdy/school look that I've been seeing in magazines and I've finally found it! (just maybe) I've heard that it's also along the lines of retro gyaru, or study kei.

Obakawa/Ojikawa Style
(which could translate into grandma cute/grandpa cute)

08-14-2011, 01:18 AM
Ooh that's cute! That outfit with the blue skirt, I'd totally wear that to class. And the one on the end next to her. I love berets and cardigans and knee socks.

08-18-2011, 10:09 PM
Nice one..they are really cute...love to wear that someday.. :)

08-21-2011, 11:03 PM
Some of the Dolly Kei coords I really like are:


08-22-2011, 01:07 AM
Love it! I just got some boots and a scarf that I think would really work for dolly kei. If I get a proper skirt, I might try a look of my own.

08-22-2011, 02:32 AM
That's wonderful! ;A; I find it pretty hard to find some nice looking affordable vintage items for dolly kei. Second Hand shops help, but it's still hard to find things that have a Grimm's fairytale feel.

09-03-2011, 01:17 AM
My friend recently introduced me to a type of fashion called Kimono Hime.
It deals with using a traditional kimono and dressing it up parts with lace and layering with non-traditional items.
They tend to look like these:

09-06-2011, 07:55 PM
Where can you find stuff like this? I love all of this but don't know where to look for it

09-07-2011, 02:11 AM
The items themselves? Well there are japanese-specific stores that sell some of these items. But for the most part it's just taking clothing and coordinating it into specific styles.

For mori girl there is this website called "One-Piece Shop (http://favoriteone.jp/)"

And for dolly kei the shop called "Grimoire (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:GDPWyPB3lDcJ:tokyofashion.com/grimoire-shibuya-japanese-dolly-kei-vintage-fashion-wonderland/+dolly+kei+grimoire&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a)" is most famous for its selection of vintage items that fit the style.

Your best bet is looking through fashion specific magazines because they'll usually have the stores listed on there.

09-22-2011, 10:46 PM
Here are some Natural Kei Photos from this website:

Natural Kei is pretty much "think prairie-revival style"

And I've just recently heard of Cult Party Kei
TBH I'm not too sure what this style is. . . . I've heard it's a lot like dolly kei, only less patterns more solids, and sometimes featuring gingham prints?
Source: http://www.myasianfashion.com/forums/display_topic/id_4726/Cult-Party-Kei/


09-23-2011, 05:19 AM
Onee-Kei or Onee Gal
which is a fairly older mature look that is sort of derived from the gyaruu fashion.

the guy version would be called

There happens to be more male fashion style names at this source:
but there are no photos.

Mode-kei or High fashion kei
Urahara-kei (Street)
Extreme (aka street)

09-23-2011, 11:16 PM
Cult Party Kei is like a purely light colors and pastel version of dolly kei, which branches into dark colors and light colors. They aim for a more sweet, innocent look, with less ethnic influences.
This post (http://miradell.blogspot.com/2011/05/about-cult-party-kei.html) has some good information on the style and how it differs from dolly kei.

09-26-2011, 06:14 AM
Haha the name "cult party" makes me think otherwise. You would think "dolly" is the more innocent look, given the name.

I really like the outfits in this photo of Cult Party Kei

09-26-2011, 06:27 AM
I haven't posted any Decora Fashion yet, so here's some~

And I think this could fit under Fairy Kei since there are so many pastels colors

09-26-2011, 09:55 AM
I haven't posted any Decora Fashion yet, so here's some~

And I think this could fit under Fairy Kei since there are so many pastels colors

Love the colors <3 wow!

09-26-2011, 03:28 PM
Loving ths thread <3

I totally love Fairy Kei and try to mix it up with Decora and Sweet Lolita ^^
I've been following the fashion from last year, and love collecting clothes that contribute to the fashion!
I find the other types of japanese fashion Cute and intresting as well ^^

09-27-2011, 11:25 PM
My favorite fashion isnt on here! It's Gyaruo and I really love Host or Hostu style as well.
Though hostu style looks like a light version of visual kei(to me anyways) but I guess that's why I like it. ^_^ Kodona is another one of my favorite styles aswell. And visual kei will always have a special place in my heart even if I don't dress in that style anymore. ^^

09-28-2011, 11:14 PM
@KiraCosplayHai: Thank you! :D I've been trying to collect pieces of clothing that would adhere to the different types of japanese fashion as well~ I find it fun to be able to coordinate clothing to look like all the different styles.

@Kaoru133: XD Yes Gyaruo is basically the male verson of Gyaruu and I completely forgot to put that up (me being a girl focusing mostly on female fashion afterall ^^;; ) I'll try to look out for more styles geared towards guys in the future~ Unfortunately I categorize Kodona under Lolita as well as Aristocrat so I won't be posting a lot of styles related to that, and a lot of those photos or questions could be found in the EGL forums. Personally I don't want to list the complete and possible styles for lolita since there are so many x.x

But since I just found a photo that can easily fit into Kodona I will post it up:

09-28-2011, 11:30 PM
A slightly toned down version of Oshare Kei

I haven't seen too many nice looking Angura kei outfits, but I like the way this one looks:

10-04-2011, 08:04 AM
Love the colors <3 wow!

hey..! in this pic this girl seems like doll in this amazing outfits....cool...!

10-07-2011, 02:22 AM
Hi...! really i love this mind blowing outfits in this pic......& could you help to know me how can i get chance to watch these outfits live....!

I'm sorry, I'm not exactly sure where to get those outfits. People who are into this type of fashion usually just take vintage dresses and layer them in an appropriate way. I suggest going to second hand shops if you live outside of japan. But I'm sure there are some japanese stores that sell similar dresses.

10-07-2011, 02:23 AM
Fairy Kei Coords.

10-14-2011, 11:00 PM
Love japanese street fashion. TAkuya angel has some pretty awesome designs

10-16-2011, 02:52 PM
Fairy Kei Coords.

Love these coords <33 Fairy Kei fashion makes me so happy ^^

11-01-2011, 10:49 PM
I'm pretty sure that these are the same people from one of the post above
Cult Party Kei I believe.

11-06-2011, 06:56 AM
Although It's not as intricate as most of the photo's I'm posting... I'm here to share photos of my simple outfit in Mori Girl Style.

I was at a park with my friends and we were taking random photos
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/315455_238702172847807_100001240775808_756535_1309 40487_n.jpg
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/296749_238701839514507_100001240775808_756528_2196 58985_n.jpg
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/296381_238702099514481_100001240775808_756534_2092 859107_n.jpg

11-19-2011, 05:09 PM
You look so Pretty! You really suit the style <33

11-25-2011, 01:54 AM
@KiraCosplayHai: ^v^ Thank you. It's nice to get feedback~

@AngelPreto: I'm glad you like them. :]

11-25-2011, 02:00 AM
These came from Syrup's 2011 Winter Magazine and I thought they look simply adorable.
As for the name....I'm guessing they're like subsections of the style Mori Girl. To be honest I don't really have a name for it.

But if you would like to see their website:


11-27-2011, 03:56 AM
I can't see her much of her clothes (I think it's a kimono), but I love her hair.
This would go under Gyaruu fashion.

12-03-2011, 01:25 AM
I'm a bit clueless about what to call these...
but yes these photos are def. japanese street fashion.

12-03-2011, 01:29 AM
From Fudge Magazine

12-03-2011, 01:10 PM
I'm a bit clueless about what to call these...
but yes these photos are def. japanese street fashion.

:0 I love what he is wearing! That top - A must have XD

12-22-2011, 03:32 AM
I'm not too sure what this is but I'd think it could possibly fit under Decora or Fairy Kei....

12-22-2011, 01:21 PM
I'm not too sure what this is but I'd think it could possibly fit under Decora or Fairy Kei....

So cute ^^ I love her Doc Martens (her shoes LOL) and how she customised her beret with Glasses!

02-07-2012, 02:15 PM
These are cute! I personally love Decora fashions. (6%DokiDoki...if I ever go to Japan, I'm never leaving that store.) I also like Fairy Kei. So, basically, I like the light-sweet-looking outfits, with alot of color~

I, too, like going around to second hand shops and picking up a few items that could go with some of these styles. I really like vintage stuff, but, unfortunately, I can never seem to find any.

Creating cute outfits is what I love doing the most. I love putting odds and ends together to form a pretty rainbow of colors~~ (I would so kill for a pair of Doc Martens. I love those shoes. <3~)

03-01-2012, 02:36 AM
I was reading some academic article for an essay I was writing on Lolita fashion and one of the authors tried to classify "cosupure" as Japanese street fashion. I think he may have been mistaken only because he was listing all the different types of fashions that get worn around Harajuku on any given Sunday and either there are cosplayers running around or he thought something they were wearing was from a manga.

Anyway, I'm a big fan of mori girls. I love vintage, lace, woolen sweaters, and sheers. I love the bohemian look it gives and I love how it combines earth tones, hippie aesthetics, 20s flair, and that little bit of Japanese quirk. It's all so cute! Best of all, I actually have a hope of building a mori wardrobe without breaking the bank. Local vintage and thrift stores supply me with everything I need and anything else I want, I can make myself.

I got a Tumblr where I reblog a lot of Japanese street fashion photos I find (among other great finds).
ZTKuko's Randoms (http://ztkuko.tumblr.com/)
And here's a Tumblr that posts lots of dolly kei photos:
Dolly Kei (http://dolly-kei.tumblr.com/)
Street Snap Fashion (http://streetsnapfashion.tumblr.com/) is another good one (warning, plays music).

Hello Nessy
03-01-2012, 02:49 PM

Never thought leggings would look this cool to a guy~ and i love his top too ♥

I like gyaru & decora too :heart:

03-01-2012, 03:02 PM
I'm not too sure what this is but I'd think it could possibly fit under Decora or Fairy Kei....

That's Kyary Pamyu Pamyu isn't it? She's so adorable ♥ I'd say that was Fairy Kei, definite 80s print and pastels.

Hello Nessy
03-02-2012, 04:28 AM
Do you decora pictures with black and pink patterns or color combination? Ive seen a few and would love to see more <3

Lady Scaper
04-07-2012, 06:53 PM
Oh wow, what a handy thread. It's nice to see Kimono-hime listed here. I am going to attempt a kimono-hime style outfit in May.