If you love Japanese fashion, you’re in the right place. We caught the Japanese fashion designers runway show last weekend at A-Kon at the Fort Worth Convention Center, and we saw everything from Gothic Lolita styles to harajuku styles.
Now in its 29th year, A-Kon is the longest-running and the third largest anime convention in North America. A-Kon is home to over 33,000 fans and active community enthusiasts of anime, gaming, cosplay, music, Japanese fashion, manga, art, film, media, and Japanese culture. Historically, the convention has taken place in Dallas and its suburbs until last year, it moved to Fort Worth.
This year’s Japanese fashion showcase featured designers Baby the Stars Shine Bright, Alice and the Pirates, Galaxxy, Qta-Q, I Do Declare, and Puvithel. The models showed a lot of enthusiasm and cheerfulness strutting down to each side of the stage and to the runway. I really enjoyed seeing the models in all shapes and sizes and including people of color on stage!
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