Gwen Stefani could not have been more on point when she sings, “In a pedestrian paradise, Where the catwalk got its claws (meow), A subculture in a kaleidoscope of fashion, Prowl the streets of Harajuku”. Harajuku fashion is detailed, extreme, and one-of-a-kind. This one-of-a-kindness is indeed the unifying factor, and that’s why we’ve picked a few favorite sunglasses to sport in the Mecca of Fashion that is Harajuku.
The Harajuku district in Japan has earned worldwide recognition as the center of youth culture and fashion. Accordingly, we find these custom wooden frames by Burkinable Designs to fit the prescription of the district just fine! The large round lenses are certainly “nerd-chic” but that simple isn’t enough to be “Harajuku Girl” worthy! Gold chains and beads and a decal at the temple spruce the eyeglasses up in all the right places!
The “House of Cards” rectangular frame is the perfect skeleton to adorn with all things casino! Extra cute dice and teeny-tiny playing card are the main attraction here, but a few sparkly red lips, flowers, chains, and other nicknacks give these glasses that random but cohesive look that is oh-so-Harajuku!
Perhaps the most demure of of Harajuku street style eyewear looks is these aviator sunglasses. Although they may not be as ornate or have as much affixed to them or dangling on them, these frames are still a one-of-a-kind specimen. Sunglasses are worn not just to protect our peepers, but to add to our overall ensemble while making a fashion statement. The ease of the shades lend an endless possibility of outfits to wear in the ever-hip Harajuku ‘hood.