Womenswear: Japanese/Korean magazines


AndroidGirl
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19 posts since 7/7/09

21 Apr 2010 05:36
So I found this gigantic scanned magazines database and decided to share.

http://www.vvshu.com/

Pretty much any Japanese/Korean/HK magazine ever - men's and women's fashion, hair, nails, etc etc.
I am in looove Smiling


Also I highly recommend Men's Egg. haha.
subfunktion
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2466 posts since 13/5/06

22 Apr 2010 01:01
Good heads up! Cool
Antmusic
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2591 posts since 23/9/06

22 Apr 2010 01:09
This will save me sending magazines to superbe Cool
Marian
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1321 posts since 20/6/01

22 Apr 2010 11:18
There seems to be an obsession with featuring really light-skinned models in many Japanese/HK mags. No racism but I have found the Japanese the most committed nation when it comes to fashion. Few years back there was a popular movement where tons of teenagers were masquerading as black youth - some even had operations to make their features look Afro-Caribbean. Really weird that one.

This site is really good for Japanese trends:
http://www.fashioninjapan.com

There's a big floral trend at the moment - loads of mini tiered Ra Ra style skirts and full length floral dresses - those Japanese girls have a knack of taking a look that might be frumpy elsewhere and making it credible.
Ju
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1267 posts since 5/9/09

22 Apr 2010 12:31
I'm not sure if it's just a fashion trend though, seems like they see pale skin a beautiful, with all the white makeup and all. In the same way everyone here wants a tan!
Marian
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1321 posts since 20/6/01

22 Apr 2010 13:08
Yep Ju, I think you are right. Funny the tan thing in the UK - is it a working class thing? Traditionally, it was always seen as a sign of wealth and prosperity to be pale amongst British women, agricultural workers were distinguished by their tans, the upper classes always sought to shade themselves from the sun - hence parasols etc..

In India skin whitening products are among the fastest growing beauty trends, worth shedloads of money, apparently selling more than Coca Cola and tea - and expanding at a rate of 18% a year - here's a report from BBC last month

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8546183.stm

interesting that in India more men than ever are also buying these creams and treatments.
harrybarclay
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748 posts since 8/3/09

22 Apr 2010 13:13
Marian wrote: There seems to be an obsession with featuring really light-skinned models in many Japanese/HK mags. No racism but I have found the Japanese the most committed nation when it comes to fashion. Few years back there was a popular movement where tons of teenagers were masquerading as black youth - some even had operations to make their features look Afro-Caribbean. Really weird that one.

This site is really good for Japanese trends:
http://www.fashioninjapan.com

There's a big floral trend at the moment - loads of mini tiered Ra Ra style skirts and full length floral dresses - those Japanese girls have a knack of taking a look that might be frumpy elsewhere and making it credible.


straw boaters as well, they're all wearing them.
AndroidGirl
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19 posts since 7/7/09

22 Apr 2010 19:58
Thanks for the link Smiling
The floral trend is huge here in the States too, mainly among the Urban Outfitters crowd.

As for Japanese trends, I think there's been a lot of influence recently from the exploding Korean pop culture- Korean dramas/boy bands etc have become fairly ubiquitous. Ageha girls seem to stem from the Korean ulzzang look… totally doll-like.

I think the Mori girl trend is really intriguing though: http://imomus.livejournal.com/462034.html
You're meant to look like you live in a whimsical forest and float through life, daydreaming.