Taiyou-con J-Fashion Show 2012
Photography provided by Kataklizmic Design - Katherine Vega
The Taiyou-con J-Fashion show was hosted by one of the best MCs, Yuhki. Although the size of the room was fairly small, every designer and model brought something very unique and appealing for the audience. This year, there were only three designers and a good amount of solo entries. But all in all, crowds were rolling in during the show just to glance at the latest in Japanese fashion.
There is absolutely no shame in being a male model, according to the above models, Jai, Gackto, and Disposable Assassin. Jai sports a Japanese Rock-like outfit in white for the very first time on the runway, happily showing proof of his love for exercise. Gackto and Disposable Assassin are pictured wearing matching Neon Genesis Evangelion uniforms from Japan, both looking very chic while showing their Otaku side.
Aqua Red is a label that started over a year ago and at this year’s show, they are coming onto the fashion scene! Their style of clothing includes designs of a wide variety of characters in a very contemporary style of art. These designs mixed with Japanese street fashion make the label very marketable to a wide range of audiences, not to mention head-turning. On top of that, the choice of near neutral colors makes their looks wearable for both men and women alike.
With the new comes the old, and Cake Shop has been in the fashion scene ever since J-Fashion Shows have risen in Arizona. With a lot of determination, Cake Shop constantly comes out with a wide array of fresh designs on the runway, each sported by models wearing their iconic voluminous wigs and high heel shoes, perfect for going out on the town. But do not be fooled by their accessories, because this designer always looks for the next best thing to make cohesive ensembles with serious wow factors.
Although Poison Sugar has not been in the J-Fashion scene as much as Cake Shop, the designer still respectably comes out with lovely designs like there is no tomorrow! Just like with any designer, each one has their own personal flare with their designs and Poison Sugar seems to focus on working between the Lolita and steampunk division. A lot of the designs include cute yet mature fabric patterns of more subtle colors to make looks that are conservative but still feminine at the same time.