• Shimada Yūki 
  • By this author: 1 Latest posted: 2014.05.13
After graduating from university, worked in the recreation industry before joining the Japan Fashion Association, where he now works as web director of Style Arena, a street style website run by the JFA. As chief street style commentator for the site, he is out in Tokyo’s fashionable Harajuku, Shibuya, Omotesandō, Daikanyama and Ginza districts on an almost daily basis in search of the city’s smartest dressers.
2013 in Japanese Fashion2014.05.13

In 2013, “bubble years” styles named for the go-go economic boom years in the late 1980s and early 1990s—from knitwear thrown over the shoulders to clutch bags, tight skirts, and sleeveless tops—made a real comeback. Even the way people wore the items, with high waistlines and tucked-in shirts, was a throwback to that era. The skill with which both men and women accessorized caught the eye. Man…

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