Harajuku girls are known for their unique style which often mixes together various elements of goth, punk, and kawaii (cute) fashion. Common staples of Harajuku fashion include Converse sneakers, platform shoes, colorful hair, and a mix of vintage and modern clothing. One of the most popular places to see Harajuku fashion is Takeshita Street in the Harajuku district of Tokyo.
While Harajuku fashion has been around for decades, it first gained international attention in the early 2000s thanks to American singer Gwen Stefani. Stefani´s love of Japanese culture and fashion led her to incorporate many elements of Harajuku style into her own look, and she even featured a group of Harajuku girls as backup dancers in her 2005 music video for the song “Harajuku Girls”.
Since then, Harajuku fashion has continued to grow in popularity, with many young women around the world embracing the style as a way to express their individuality.