Travels of Matt van Vuuren

Campus Summit 2013

The popular fashion and music performance show in Shibuya

Japan flag icon Shibuya, Japan - It has been one of my main objectives for the past 7 years to attend the incredible and mesmerizing annual Campus Summit show in Shibuya. I planned my entire Asia trip around this event.

waiting in line for hours by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanank rouge fashion by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanthe girls from CocoGirl performing Cocolulu Summer by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanTokyo Police driving by at Campus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Campus Summit is a yearly fashion and performance show for teens and early 20 year olds and includes many famous fashion models from magazines and models from clothing brands such as Ank Rouge, Bonds&Peace, Garula, Cecil McBee, Co&Lu and Liz Lisa.

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taking a photo with one of the guys from Vivid by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanthe winner of the evening presented by DJ Chyare by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanvivid is beyond vivid by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japangirls gone wild at Campus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

The performances included the lovely Misaki, Gal Doll, CocoGirl, Pimm's, Angry Cats and Black Diamond but also included ParaPara shows by ViVid.

fashion models on stage at Campus Summit 2013 in Shibuya by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanfashion models on stage at Campus Summit 2013 in Shibuya

I left really early on Friday morning because I did not want to be the last one waiting in line. The lines in Japan can grow to quite ridiculous sizes so make sure to always come super early at any Japanese event.

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The event ran from 2pm until 10pm which in my opinion is incredibly long for an indoor fashion show event but in Tokyo anything goes.

matt taking a photo with team Vivid by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanmatt taking a photo with team Vivid

The first thing I noticed was that the crowd didn't dance to any performances. I am not sure if it is a cultural thing but it was definitely strange.

the Campus Summit 2013 after party by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanfashion shows at the Campus Summit 2013 after party by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanmale models at Campus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanincredible get-up - another team Vivid member by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanCampus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanangry cats at Campus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanthe fashion models at Campus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanCampus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

I also met up with German photographer Michael Steinebach and I would like to thank him for taking some of the most amazing photos seen on the TokyoFashion website which some of them I included in this video.

Black Diamond performing Avant Gyarude at Campus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanBlack Diamond performing Avant Gyarude at Campus Summit 2013

The event had such a high energy level that I was literally crawling home from exhaustion after the event.

the crowd at Campus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanMen's EGG favorite fashion show by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japaneating a hotdog at Campus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanthe line stays huge outside by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanCocoGirl singing Cocolulu Summer by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, JapanCampus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanvivid was dominating the stage at Campus Summit 2013 by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanpeople were even thrown into the air by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

I have been collecting the Campus Summit DVD's since 2005 - and they are fun to watch, especially if you like Eurobeat, ParaPara and Trance music.

the amazing Campus Summit 2013 after party by Matt van Vuuren in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japanthe amazing Campus Summit 2013 after party

Stay tuned for my Campus Summit 2013: UNCUT post next week!

Posted by on September 28, 2013

Event Date: August 2, 2013 in Fashion, Fashionshow, Japanese fashion, Japanese girls, Japanese nightlife, ParaPara

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