It seems that Asia has a great potential when it comes to the fashion industry; new talented designers and beautiful Asian models take the international catwalks every season. As Asians seem to be obsessed with fashion and shopping, when the economic crisis stroke America and Europe, the luxury-goods retailers turned to the Asian markets.
What is more, anime, manga, computer games and other aspects of Japanese pop culture which are so popular among teenagers have had a great influence on today’s fashion trends. European youngsters try to copy the chic Asian look by wearing cute, baggy clothes, glitzy accessories and messed up, fringed hairstyles.
If you want to look like a modern Asian girl, you should wear cute, micro mini dresses and skirts in soft shades of pink or blue, with lace trim and pearl applications; denim shorts paired with fluid white tops or boyfriend jeans worn with a Ladies leather coat are also popular outfits among Asian young girls. Actually, anything is appropriate as long as it makes you look sweet and innocent. One of the most recognizable street fashion trends in Japan is the Lolita style. The cute girls from Harajuku, Shinjuku or Shibuya love to dress up like sweet, gothic, classic and punk Lolitas, each style being characterized by distinctive clothing items, accessories and make-up.
Make-up is especially important if you want to recreate the “cute” Asian chic look. Asian girls usually use very light foundation to make their skin look shiny and youthful. False eye-lashes and contact lenses are also compulsory, as most young girls want to have big, blue eyes. However, many youngsters like to have sun tanned skin or use darker foundation, as a means of expressing their freedom.
Asian girls are also known for their obsession with accessories. They usually wear long, false nails with crystal applications and big necklaces with heart, little bear and kitty cat or ice-cream pendants. Young girls don’t like to wear big earrings which make them look mature; they prefer small post earrings instead. Punk kids love piercings and tattoos.
Asian girls’ hairstyles range from complicated up-dos to fringed bobs; long, sleek hair extensions are also fashionable especially for sweet Lolitas. Most popular among Asian boys are the swept bangs, the long razor cut or the medium length mullet hairstyles.