The past few months have seen various reports about how Japanese street fashion, particularly the styles related to Harajuku, has died, due to the closure of various shops, brands, and magazines. So is the youth just walking around naked now? Obviously not!
A lot of ideas about Japanese pop culture internationally are quite stale. Just how people have moved on from listening to Avex’s stars of yore, street fashion has moved away from styles rooted in the 90s, like Decora, Visual Kei, and Gothic Lolita.