(Part 2) Spring/Summer 2016 Shibuya Fashion Trends


Ethnic prints

Ethnic prints and details are a HUGE trend right now.

Top: ‘Jouetie’ and ‘Ungrid’ shop staff

Bottom: ‘Evris’ director Ayano Sasaki

Doesn’t seem to be such a huge trend for most Onee Gyaru brands (the dress on the right is by ‘Resexxy’), but street styles such as ‘Flove’ (left) are definitely going for them.


Fringes and tassels

They can be seen as a continuation of the ethnic trend. Fringes are everywhere, tassels mostly on accent pieces such as bags and jewelry.

Duras, ENVYM, Sly, Spiralgirl

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A cute ‘Avan Lily’ ethnic/tassel shoulder bag


Sleeves galore!

I personally see this as the biggest change. Puffed, off-shoulder (which seems be a trend carried on from last year), frilly, cut-outs, with sheer or lace accents… more emphasis seems to be put on outfits with impact sleeves. The sheer variety to pick from is huge, with street brands favouring cut-out pieces and sweet/girly styles not being afraid to go bigger.


‘ENVYM’ showing off one of their cut-out sweaters


‘Resexxy’ donning a cut-out top as well as wide 3/4 sleeves on the right

Otona Kawaii brand ‘MIIA’ seems to be your go-to-place when it comes to trying out different cuts

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Sweet style brands like ‘Ank Rouge’ seem to be doing really well with this trend


V necklines


A trend look by ‘Emoda’: V neck onepiece, cut-off long vest and lace-up sandals


Flower prints

Flower prints are always popular during this season, but this year many trends don’t seem to be shying away from bolder colours too. On the other hand, vintage-styled flower dresses have been popping up here and there, as shown by ‘Jouetie’.

Colourful ‘Duras’ dresses, the right one is by ‘Resexxy’ (see the straight cut this season?)


More adult looks (‘Mercuryduo’ and ‘Resexxy’ (right and bottom)

Flower prints in bolder colours


‘Jouetie’s vintage dress


Overalls and salopettes

Less than 2 years ago, but still going strong. See previous post for examples on how to wear overalls. Regarding their popularity, I felt like salopettes still deserved a section on their own 🙂

‘GYDA’ and some interesting styling by ‘Flove’ director Hana Imai

‘Egoist’ overall, playful ‘Jouetie’ going for suspenders and Sweet Gyaru brand ‘Ank Rouge’ showing how to include salopettes into sweet-style outfits



(Personal picks; not really belonging into any of the categories, but still worth sharing in my opinion)



Glavil by Tutuha

Dazzlin, Ungrid

And Sly summing up their spring/summer 2016 trend pieces


What do you think about these spring/summer trends? Is there anything you like or think that it’s a no-go? Do you think it will be easy to emulate Shibuya fashion in the West? Feel free to post your opinion, it’s going to be added to the post.

Also this was about the Shibuya/Gal crowd. Are there any fashion styles/trends/things you want to read about on GLL? Don’t be shy and tell us if there’s something you want us to talk about!


Part 1 here: https://geekslifeluxembourg.com/2016/04/06/part-1-shibuya-springsummer-2016-fashion-trends/

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