Welcome to the Visual Kei/J-punk Fashion Thread!post#1introduction xx post#2styles xx post#3magazines xx post#4shops I've noticed there is no VK/J-punk thread. And no, the japanese fashion threads don't count, because all japanese fashion =/= visual kei/j-punk. It's a broad enough fashion to deserve its own thread. Onto what this thread is about! Visual Kei and J-punk! Now, Visual Kei IS NOT a genre of a music. It quite literally translates into "visual style", and although the term is also used to label bands, ie: "visual kei bands", VK is not a type of music. It is merely the way a person dresses. Visual Kei focuses heavily on the visual aspect (lol). Funky hair, bright hair colors, flashy clothes, and whatnot. Over the years, the visual kei style has changed in certain areas and trends are coming and going. The punk style has also been integrated into the VK scene. Though, I will refer to it as j-punk, because j-punk and western punk are different, and I'm also not going to have people come in here and be like "THAT'S NOT PUNK LOL". But anyway. :'D The entire scene is diverse, ranging from bright, happy, visual kei-- something I'd refer to as oshare kei, to a more dark-gothy VK, and then onto a more j-punk inspired VK. This thread will be here to discuss Visual Kei/J-punk-fashion trends, the brands, showing off outfits, asking and giving advice and so on.
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2/5/08 at 6:06am