Fashion Show In Japan (For Dogs)

By Meera Dolasia on January 15, 2008

Thousands of dog lovers gathered at a fashion show in Tokyo, Japan this weekend, to watch designers strut their latest collection for..........yes dogs. Dogs of different breeds paraded on a real runway, wearing demi-couture (kind of like designer, just a little cheaper) and avant-garde (really modern) collections designed especially for this event.

In case you think this is a Japanese idea, think again - the company that put up the show and the designers that participated, are based out of the our very own Big Apple (New York City). Pet Fashion Week NY, was specially invited by Tokyo Broadcasting Systems to organize this event in Tokyo.

Pet Fashion Week NY, has been having these doggie designer fashion shows since 2006. Their mission is to bring buyers (mostly retail shops) and designers together, just before the right "buying" season. Besides clothing, the dogs also parade designer jewelry and accessories, collars and leashes, new toys and in case your pet wants that extra edge - pet perfume.

To top it all, these shows are organized in the same way as designer clothing shows for people are. The night before the event, there is a black-tie dinner that benefits a charity for dogs and, the events are held in really posh places.

In case you are interested, this year's New York City event is scheduled for the weekend of August 23rd and will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. I guess what they say is true - It is really a dog's world out there!

Below watch two fun videos of the actual shows - the first one is from last year's show held in New York City. The second one is of the more recent one held last weekend in Tokyo. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.,

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  • RubasWednesday, March 16, 2016 at 10:53 am
    there so cute in those costumes
    • helenie
      helenieSunday, January 24, 2016 at 7:43 pm
      I sure hope the dogs are enjoying this. It would be so mean to dress them up into all sorts of costumes that are really uncomfortable for them. It looks like they are having fun though.
      • prinncessThursday, December 10, 2015 at 12:22 pm
        so cute i love dogs and i just got a new puppy
        • stardust321Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 9:14 am
          • princessz
            princesszWednesday, September 23, 2015 at 10:59 am
            • cute121Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:59 pm
              that was cute i want a puppy
              • jello3
                jello3Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 5:35 pm
                So cute
                • rayWednesday, May 13, 2015 at 11:20 am
                  • charchar12345
                    charchar12345Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 7:38 pm
                    how cute
                    • Fashion Diva Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:26 am
                      Dogs are so cute outfits iffy

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