Clothing & Brands (if applicable, homemade serves as a brand as well!):
Point of Fashion:
Decora is a street fashion originating in Japan. It consists of many layers, often of colorful clothing, and heavy decoration--such as bracelets, hair accessories, necklaces, etc.
Nobody really knows... there were several pop stars that popularized it, but mostly it appeared in the streets of Harajuku when the Hoko-ten was open. This "Pedestrian Heaven" was the main street of Harajuku, and it used to be closed to all traffic every Sunday. Recently, it was re-opened, and sadly street fashion has declined as a result. There just isn't a place for that many people to go hang out anymore.
Fruits is a magazine started by Shoichi Aoki. It captures the fashions as they appeared on the Japanese streets, and Phaidon has published two books from it (Fruits and Fresh Fruits). Not every photo that appears in Fruits is decora--it also has Gothic & Lolita, punk, and just plain crazy creativity. In the West, 'Fruits' is used to describe any fashion that falls under the creative Japanese catagory. But please bear in mind that it originated as a magazine, and that use isn't quite correct.
First, check for layers. Decora has many layers, usually starting with at least three. Then check out accessories. While a certain number of bracelets or necklaces is not required, usually there are several. Decora-chan are most notably recognizable by the hair (after the layers.) Hair clips are scattered across the front and in the bangs liberally.
Of course! Start with layers and accessories, then post your photos here. We'll help you find your own creativity and let you know what looks great on you.
No. This is a stand-alone community. We focus on the word "community." We want all of our members to feel safe and happy here. If you prefer quantity over quality, then this is probably not for you!