Harajuku is a mode of fashion as much as a physical place. After a week of school or college (followed by Japanese school on Saturdays), local teens flock here Sundays to shop and hang out with their friends and be seen.
The individualistic Harajuku fashion has spawned designers and fashion houses like T. Kunitomo, Pas de Calais and others. all of which recently set up shop in London and New York. Harajuku trends harness the teenage energy that comes out to play here. Because it is fueled by eager youngsters, Harajuku is in a continualy changing. Although embraced and marketed by big designers, the style isn't defined by specific brands, rather the overall look and attitude.