Happy Pineapple Day!
Today, June 27th is Pineapple Day! Pineapples are most likely originally native to South America and have become known as a symbol of hospitality. Also, unripe pineapples contain high amounts of bromelain which works as a meat tenderizer (and hurts your tong) and it’s one of the most debated pizza toppings (sorry Hawaiian pizza lovers, I’m team no fruit on pizza).
Pineapple facts aside, pineapples (パイナップル) are also one of the stranger motifs that periodically pops up in Japanese Street Fashion.
Japanese brand Pink House is notorious for using Pineapples as one of their reoccurring motifs in their prints, and while there isn’t a pineapple print dress series for sale right now, they have some cute pineapple logo T-shirts and an iphone 7/8 case in stock (as well as the same items with their bunny mascot).
For those willing to look second hand, a huge variety of pineapple print items exist from the brand, produced over the past few decades. These items range from teeshirts to full length dresses, overalls, shorts, traditional Japanese summer clothing for kids, bags, sweaters, jackets… you name it probably exists. Here are just a couple examples pulled from online auctions and second hand shops. Tip: since the brand has been producing items for so long, many older items are pretty cheap second hand!
Otome brand Emily Temple Cute did a whole series that was a homage to the tropical fruit as part of their Spring / Summer 2018 line, complete with a pineapple necklace and a hat that wouldn’t look out of place on a dole delivery truck driver.
Looking for pineapple jewelry that is currently in stock? Qpot, who is known for their high quality, detailed, and frequently food themed jewelry has a bangle that is styled to look like a pineapple ring encased in what looks like ice.
Lastly, they also offer a gold pineapple charm as part of their custom build-your-own-burger-necklace, but I’m not sold on the likeness of that one.
And last, but not least, what better place to store your pineapple pin collection than this mini pineapple ita bag? It appears to be a pretty generic bag: as far as I know, it’s not bootleg, but I may have missed something. Anyways, while it’s small (it seems to be big enough for a pair of sunglasses, your phone and a card) it’s only about $5 on aliexpress, and you really can’t beat that price-wise.
Do you have a favorite pineapple-featuring Jfashion item? Have feelings about fruit on pizza? Let me know in the comments below!