Japan Fashion Week

Japanese fashion and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The muse for this edgy Japanese style should be the surly, enigmatic, delinquent and dangerous security specialist, Lisbeth Salander.  Japan Fashion Week is on right now (see video) and the look should be called The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is the name of volume one of the international bestselling Millennium Trilogy by Swedish thriller writer Stieg Larsson.  The black leathers and wild and crazy skin tight dresses are perfectly suited to the world class computer geek and security specialist, Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of the trilogy. A genius computer hacker, Lisbeth tolerates no restrictions placed upon her by individuals, society, or the law.

Lisbeth is pale, tiny, pin thin, and taciturn, with a penchant for punk and  motor bikes.  She has an aura that screams “Dangerous!” so she is perfect for the far out freaky styles of Japanese designers.   Japanese designers often exhibit a charmingly creative humourous side, particularly in their choice of  head gear, and this look is particularly foxy.

4 responses to “Japan Fashion Week

  1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is quite hard to read at first, because of all the Swedish names, but Salander is such a brilliant character.

  2. angelneptunestar

    I just love the hats! Must put a link on because there are some other absolutely farout and adorable hats at the Japanese collections.

  3. I was thrilled to receive a response to the above post from a Japanese blogger, Ujiyasu, which I have copied and reproduce here.

    Ujiyasu says…..

    Oh!! As for it, a work name of Swedish thriller writer Stieg Larsson was connected. The fashion transcends the language barrier. The person of many countries can be concerned with one work. It brings a totally new idea and extends possibility. Thank you for information!

    Isn’t that a great comment, I loved it. Fashion truly does transcend the language barrier and links with other cultures “extend the possibilities.”

  4. The new book is out! The Girl who stirred up the Hornet’s Nest! Salander is the most amazing character. But it is still hard keeping all those Swedish names straight, they are so muddling.

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