We’re a little over two weeks out from Anime Expo 2017 and things are finally getting into sixth gear. Announcements are being made left and right with little room to even stop and breathe, and we’re totally loving it. One of the things we’re possibly most excited about however is the announcement that major Shibuya/Harajuku brands Galaxxxy, Listen Flavor and Baby Doll Tokyo will all be making their way to the convention for the annual fashion show.
These brands are undeniably pioneers of the Harajuku fashion scene, and have all played an essential role in shaping global perceptions of Tokyo’s fashion-driven backstreets. From Galaxxxy’s neo-80’s driven aesthetics to Listen Flavors pastel flare, then all the way to Baby Doll Tokyo’s vintage charm, these are brands you’ve most definitely seen snapped a million times within the realm of Takeshita Street. What makes this years fashion show so important is a legitimate representation of Harajuku outside of Japan, allowing for a more realistic understanding of what’s actually going on here.
This years fashion show will be taking place on July 2 from 4:00pm – 6:30pm at LACCLive Programming (Petree Hall). You’ll need an Anime Expo badge valid on that day to get in, but it’s guaranteed to be a seriously enjoyable evening based on those names. Personally, I probably have at least 10 or more Galaxxxy pieces in my closet, and the team have absolutely been killing it this year with their latest looks and pieces. If their performance, as well as everyone else’s performance is anything to go by, we’ve got a lot to look forward to this year.
If you’re interested in checking out further information on the fashion show, be sure to check out Anime Expo’s official webpage, here.