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    BRUT CUTE: Secret Japan In Skopje, Macedonia

    This is a photo project done by me, Zorica Petkoska, and Lilika Strezoska. Skopje, Macedonia and Tokyo, Japan are so far apart, they might easily be on different planets. Yet, they’ve been linked all this time. What links modernist architecture in Skopje to Japan is that the city master plan has been created by a the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange and his team after the devastating earthquake in Skopje in 1963. So what rekindles the link with Japan is the subcultures who are fans of Japanese pop-culture. The girls and guys in these photos are all J-fans sporting Harajuku street fashion and they did a Harajuku-event, organized by Olivera Mladenovska, under the Japanorama fan-gathering in Skopje . So there you have it, the ‘brut’ and the ‘cute’. A little bit of concrete and a little bit of color go a long way to build bridges.

    1. Harajuku team at UKIM university, Skopje

    By Zoria & Lilika

    2. Ganguro @ "City Wall"

    Zoria & Lilika

    model: Antoaneta Malinovikj

    3. Kodona @ Post Office

    Zoria & Lilika

    model: Tea Jovanova

    4. Fairy Kei @ UKIM

    Zoria & Lilika

    Model: Angela Aleksova

    5. Fairy Kei @ UKIM

    6. Shironuri @ Goce Delchev Dormitory

    Zoria & Lilika

    model: Mila Kuch

    7. Neo Street Fashion @ UKIM


    model: Martina Dimoska (aka Marta Devilish)

    8. Mori Kei @ Museum of Modern Art Skopje


    model: Sara Misajlovska

    9. Visual Kei + Host Kei @ Train Station Skopje

    Models: Olivera Mladenovska + Dimitar Ristevski

    10. Visual Kei + Host Kei

    Oli & Dimi

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    11. Oshare Kei @ National Bank

    model: Andrea Angelova

    12. Goth Lolita @ Weather Center

    model: Natali Naumova

    13. Ouji @ Weather Center

    model: Simon Palitov

    14. Cult Party Kei @ Nikola Karev High School

    model: Nadica Mitevska

    15. Ko-gal @ Nikola Karev High School

    model: Srna Zafirovska

    16. Hime Lolita @ Zdravko Cvetkovski Dormitory

    model: Stefani Zafirovska

    17. Decora @ Zdravko Cvetkovski Dormitory

    model: Nastasja Kochoska

    18. Accidentally brut.

    The mystery boy.

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