Sunday, July 25, 2010

The JapanTown Fashion Contest Photos are Up!

The JapanTown Cool Japan Fashion Contest was a huge success! Thanks to all of the fabulous contestants. About 100 people participated dressed in everything from cosplay to yukata to just plain weird. We got a waiter from Ippudo who showed up in his uniform, a bird, a geisha, and a few who didn't even try. Overall, the turnout was great and it's a hard decision for the judges! Yes, we are still waiting for their verdicts, but while they decide, which ones are your favorites and why? Add your comment in the Flickr set!

Additionally, the JapanTown Fashion Contestants had such great outfits that they caught the interest of the New York Times' Fashion & Style editors! Check out the slideshow here.

The Fashion Contest invited people to come to the Cool Japan Festival dressed in their most original, creative Japanese street fashion outfit - whatever style (ie. Lolita, Ganguro, kogal, Visual Kei, kawaii, cosplay, just plain fashionable, etc.) it may be. We are looking for whoever represents modern, cool Japan the best. Contestants should look like they just walked off the streets of fashion epicenters such as Harajuku, Ginza, and Shibuya. The contest is judged by representatives from American Airlines, IACE Travel, and Samurai Beat Radio.

Please notify us if there have been any misspellings in names, or if your name was labeled incorrectly. There were a couple people whose photos were not posted because they were not identified properly, so we will be rechecking everything and will post them shortly.

Thanks to everyone again for participating! We'll update you with the results soon.