A gallery of Japanese street style fashion is so much more everything than your average. Bright colours, weird combinations, crazy layering and a whole heap of kawaii (Japanese for "cute") ideas to pore over. I recall spending a lot of time as a student looking the street style book Fruits, which was created out of hundreds of street shots from the fanzine of the same name. Tokyo is obviously the hub when it comes to the most documented Japanese street style, with the wild ensembles of Harajuku girls at the fore.
From unusual hair and beauty ideas through to a constant master class in how to wear colour, prints and flat shoes, here are some of our favourite looks from Japan.
It's clear in this gallery that Japanese girls LOVE fluffy accessories.
I love it when Japanese girls do punk—it's always so intriguing.
Military jumpsuits really can be worn in a 1000 ways—this silk scarf addition is genius.
When a simple outfit lets your hair (and socks) do the talking.
Cargo pants are the streetwear piece du jour in Tokyo—and they're coming to the UK.
Japanese fashion looks can always be told by their shoe choices—unexpected, at all times.
Hoodies, fishnets and sneakers are popular in Japan too—only you need to wear them together.
Printed dresses work the globe over—but the styling in Tokyo is very different.
What else to pair your bomber jacket with on a cold day?
See what we mean about punk classics being reinterpreted?
Look closely at these jeans and you'll see some very interesting embroidery.
Military-style bomber jackets are still going strong over in Tokyo.
Taking the purple grape theme from earrings to knit to hosiery.
Of course J.W.Anderson's Uniqlo collection was a smash hit in this country too.
The styling memo from Tokyo: Tights and trainers are the done thing.
Lots of Japanese girls are experts at wearing flat shoes with everything.
Burberry's checks are finding superfans in every country imaginable right now.
Sometimes the easier way to wear a bright dress is to add black boots.
Who says your hair shouldn't clash with your clothes?
Another tip for that tulle skirt you want to wear more often—put it over tailored trousers.
Lightweight layers always look good when cinched by a heavy belt.
Simple separates really do act as the base for bold accessorising here.
Track pants and bomber jackets are a match made in heaven, no matter where you are in the world.
Next time you wear your pleated skirt, try it with socks and Vans.
His 'n' hers dressing—but only in the sneaker department.
Next up, the major street style trends of 2018.