Tokyo street fashion

Recently, David and I visited the Honolulu Museum of Art to view its special exhibit, Tokyo Street Fashion.

This is what Wikipedia has to say:

“There are many styles of street fashion in Japan, created from a mix of both local and foreign labels. Some of these styles are extreme and avant-garde, similar to the haute couture seen on European catwalks. The rise and fall of many of these trends has been chronicled by Shoichi Aoki since 1997 in the fashion magazine Fruits, which is a notable magazine for the promotion of street fashion in Japan.

“In 2003, Japanese hip-hop, which had long been present among underground Tokyo’s club scene, influenced the mainstream fashion industry.  The popularity of the music was so influential that Tokyo’s youth imitated their favorite hip hop stars from the way they dress with over-sized clothes to tanned skin.”  — Wikipedia

I took photos of some of the clothes and shoes in this exhibit for my blog.

Click on the photos to enlarge them.

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This is not the entire exhibit.  When we were done, we exited the museum and drove to Ala Moana Center to have an Italian lunch at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

David and I at Romano’s.  The Caesar’s salad and Italian bread were very good:

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David ordered his favorite dish at Romano’s, the veal:

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And I ordered my favorite dish, the eggplant parmigiana:

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All in all, we had a nice time.  Art and food.  How can you beat that?

7 Responses to “Tokyo street fashion”

  1. Linda Starr Says:

    what an unusual exhibit, can’t imagine anyone wearing the first one but the others, yes, I do love my eggplant too, Gary not so much

  2. Olga Says:

    Fun exhibit! You had exactly what Mike and I would order at Italian restaurants.

  3. DJan Says:

    Interesting exhibit. I never realized how different street fashion is in different countries. 🙂

  4. DeniseinVA Says:

    This is a wonderful museum and the food looks delicious!

  5. Christine Says:

    This sounds the perfect outing! The food looks yummy and large portions.

  6. tom sightings Says:

    I like the shoes. But I love the lunch!

  7. Reginald Baker Says:

    You should try eating at the art museum restaurant sometime, its pretty good!

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