EVENT

HTX Autumn J-Fashion Swap Meet

I’m organizing a J-fashion swap meet for the Houston area!

  • Date: October 20, 2019

  • Time: 2:30-5:30 PM

  • Location: The Yellow Cup Coffee and Tea, 6001 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007

  • Selling Guidelines

    • Sellers must pay a $5 seller's fee via PayPal or cash at the event.

    • There will be garment racks for clothing with limited table space reserved for accessories. Rack space is allocated first come, first serve. All clothes must be on a hanger to go on the racks. Please provide your own hangers.

    • Sellers may arrive and leave any time.

    • Sellers are responsible for handling their own items and collecting payments. Free wi-fi is available for using online payment methods. Change will not be provided if you intend to handle cash.

    • All items being sold must be appropriate for a public environment at the request of the venue. Examples of forbidden items include lingerie and shirts with lewd prints.

    • Items representative of all J-fashion styles including but not limited to otome, lolita, gyaru, visual kei, decora, nanchatte, larme, mori, etc. are welcome to be sold.

Visit the Facebook event page for the latest updates!

Oni-Con 2018 DISACODE Live in Concert

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DISACODE performed on the main stage on Friday evening at Oni-Con 2018. DISACODE is a three member Japanese visual kei band consisting of frontwoman AKIRA on vocals, Shinnosuke on bass, and Marcy on drums. In general, their music style is rock with the occasional traditional Japanese sound mixed into the songs. On Saturday, they also modeled in Oni-Con’s fashion show.

Naturally with KERA model AKIRA as their leader, their stage wear is equally important and matches their sound. Their outfits, all coordinated by AKIRA, mixed traditional Japanese cuts with modern J-punk flair. AKIRA wore an Ozz On wa-themed cardigan and top paired with leather pants and platform boots. Marcy wore a Qutie Frash kimono jacket paired with solid black pants. Shinnosuke wore a floral and diamond pattern switching yukata paired with a striped hakama, both by the brand despair.

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Music-wise, DISACODE has never had a large discography. The band has not released any new music since 2014 which is the same year AKIRA started her short-lived solo career.The setlist included their hit songs like Sakura x Kuroku x Kuraku, Tsubaki, ARCO∞IRIS, One Love, and TOY IN THE BOX. AKIRA is living the married life now, so band activities will probably continue to be slow.

Oni-Con 2019 will take place on November 8-10, 2019 at the Galveston Convention Center. Announcements are rolling out now, so follow them on Facebook and check their website for the latest news. Get your badges now as pre-registration will end on October 3!


Follow DISACODE

DISACODE: Website | Twitter | Instagram
AKIRA: Twitter | Instagram
Shinnosuke: Twitter | Instagram
Marcy: Twitter

Follow Oni-Con

Oni-Con 2019
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77551

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Japan Festival Houston Fashion Show 2019: 30 Years of Heisei Style

Japan Festival Houston is an annual celebration of all things relating to Japanese culture. Each year it is held in the heart of Houston at Hermann Park. The festival features food, music, ceremonies, cosplay, fashion, and more. 2019 was the festival’s 26th anniversary which coincided with the end of the Heisei era. In honor of the transition into the new era, the fashion show showcased the various fashion styles during Heisei. Fashion styles dating 1989 to 2019 included gothic lolita, classic lolita, sweet lolita, punk. lolita, ouji, gothic aristocrat, visual kei, kimono, nanchatte seifuku, decora, menhera, yumekawaii, fairy kei, and many more.

Right before the fashion show start time, a huge downpour with hail passed through the park. Luckily enough, it passed by quickly and the show went on! Japan Festival Houston is a rain or shine event. Kudos to the models for surviving the rain.

Overall, 26 unique looks walked the stage. The volunteer models showed off a wide variety of styles and subcultures each putting their own twist on their style. Some of the brands worn in this show included Angelic Pretty, Alice and the Pirates, Haenuli, Atelier Boz, and Houston’s very own Ota-Q Apparel. Though many of these looks consist of offbrand items proving you don’t need brand to wear J-fashion styled outfits. J-fashion can be worn by all demographics.

If you’re interested in participating in next year’s fashion show, make sure to follow the J-Fest Houston Japanese Fashion Show page. Now entering the Reiwa era, look forward to the new styles that will pop up!