The London punk movement made its way to Japan in the 1970s. Since then, punk fashion has infiltrated the youth of Japan and has evolved further while gradually hammering out a Japanese individuality over the past 30 years.
Punk style deriving from gothic and Lolita styles called Gothic punk and Lolita punk is also still fresh in our memories. However, new uniquely Japanese punk fashion born from mixing fairy decora with manga and anime styles has been making its way onto the scene for the past 5-6 years.
Showy and eccentric styles have gained strength and seem to also have had a considerable impact on punk fashion especially in the past 1-2 years due to the effect had by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
This movement is not only spreading in Harajuku, but also in Shimokitazawa and other areas. Studs which are the symbol of punk fashion are no longer metal. Now they are made of rubber. Accessories such as chains, safety pins, bracelets and rings made of plastic have been increasing. Color schemes completely devoted to black as well as showy and pop color schemes which look like manga character fashions are commonplace.