The trend for fashion anime isn’t new.
But it’s taken a while for the trend to catch on with mainstream culture.
Now, that trend is taking a dramatic turn.
From designer anime to wearable fashion, anime fashion is gaining a following that’s drawing in fans and critics alike.
And it all started with this cat video.
“When I was in high school, my dad got a new TV, and he got a cat that looked like he could transform into any type of fashion item he wanted,” one viewer said.
The cat was named Mio.
“I was like, oh wow, that’s pretty cool,” another said.
“He has the best personality, the best voice, the most cute face, the coolest personality,” one reviewer wrote.
And then, in March, fashion magazine Vogue named Mieko the best anime cat in the world.
So what makes Mio so cute?
“I can’t say much about it because I don’t have much to say about cats, but Mio is cute because she has such a cute personality,” another reviewer wrote, adding, “It’s very natural, she doesn’t have any facial hair.
Her fur is just a thick white coat.”
Mio is a cat from an anime, anime style.
The designer behind Mio told ABC News, “I wanted to do something that would be different from other cats, that would not only look cute, but also to look more like a cat than a normal cat.”
So what does she do?
“She likes to explore the world,” Mio’s designer said.
And when Mio wants to go shopping, she goes shopping with her new companion, Mio the cat.
It’s a trend that seems to have caught on, and it’s only just starting to catch steam in the United States.
As more people learn about fashion anime fashion, there’s a growing number of fashion-focused blogs like Mio and The Fashion Cat Project.
And the trend has even caught the attention of the fashion industry itself, with fashion industry analyst Diane Nguyen saying that fashion anime “is definitely a big thing for the fashion business.”
“We’re starting to see more and more fashion-related blogs popping up,” Nguyen said.
“It has become an industry, and I think that fashion is very much a part of it.”
So, what do you think?
Do you like fashion anime?
Or do you dislike the look?