Harajuku Girlsi (And Boy)
Female Singapore|October 2020
Harajuku Girlsi (And Boy)
Cosplay and fashion may not appear, at first glance, to be natural bedfellows. At their core, however, they share a love for fantasy and good style, both revelling in the metamorphic powers of dressing up. So, in conjunction with this edition’s animation theme, who better to model some of fall/winter 2020’s key runway looks than some of singapore’s most avid fans of the performance art form?
Gordon Ng

Cosplay – a portmanteau of costume and play – has a lot more in common with fashion than you might think. The parallels may not be immediately apparent, but both dabble in elements of fantasy and the power of dressing up. Both trade in the idea of becoming somebody else: In fashion, we renew ourselves every season and year with the propositions and invitations from the runway; in cosplay, you step quite literally in the shoes of another character. Both achieve this through the transformative powers of how we look: our hair, makeup and outfits.

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October 2020