おしゃれ (o-SHA-reh)

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

— Coco Chanel


Photos and text by Frank Miller

Along with their suitcases and books, the American studies students of Tokyo International University of America bring with them a style and fashion sensibility that is uniquely Japanese. Drawing from styles and influences that span the distance from elegant classicism to comic books and anime, this approach to fashion expresses the exuberance and creativity of 21st Century Japan. On these pages Shotaro, Jumpei, Yukio, Natsumi and Miyuki mall show off some of their style and energy.