As an individual that is curious about the media’s fascination of the rise of the Asian Fashion scene.
I was surprised to have come across a new fashion movement that is sweeping the streets of Japan (Harajuku) called Mode Fashion.
Mode Fashion can be described as a clothing style that is shapeless to the curvature of the human body with a mixture of genderless fashion within a monotone colour palette scheme.
Personally, I do not think this is relatively a new trend but one that has been modified to appeal to the current generation.
Monotone fashion is not a new concept. It has been around since the early 1980’s and the late 2000’s. Now, it has been revamped from sporty, conservative to the elegant styles that are shown on the runways thanks to designers like Agnès b and Yohji Yamamoto.
Even similar concepts have been made within the genderless fashion trend. This can be seen in clothing items that have been marked as unisex, lose fitting or boxy garments and individuals styling apparels that were made for a specific demographic.
However, now in the 21st century, people are now challenging social norms openly – thanks to social media allowing the youth to express themselves. Overall, causing the lines of fashion and labels to be blurred.
This is where Mode Fashion comes in. I believe It is a way to combine the freedom of expression with the combination of high fashion. In addition, I predict that this sub-culture would continue to grow and possible thrive in the western market.