With Japanese street style spreading beyond Tokyo's famous Harajuku neighborhood, one woman has created a line of dolls called 'Shibajuku Girls' that makes the colorful fashion phenomenon accessible worldwide.
The brainchild of Melbourne resident Madeleine Hunter, Shibajuku Girls is a line of fashion dolls that is inspired by the street style of Tokyo's Harajuku and Shibuya districts. Just like the outfits worn in these famous neighborhoods, the dolls boast colorful outfits, technicolor hair and oversize accessories. These street style-inspired designs are undoubtedly whimsical, making the dolls a welcome alternative for kids who are looking for something a little different than the average Barbie.
The eccentric doll collection demonstrates how global fashion and other cultures are gradually influencing the kind of toys enjoyed by children.