Real Clothes

In honor of NY Fashion Week that is coming to an end, I decided to write about a fashion related drama. No, it’s not the Kdrama Style, which many seemed to have taken an interest in when it aired.  It’s a lesser known Jdrama called Real Clothes, which is based off the manga of the same name by Makimura Satoru.

  • Title: リアル・クローズ / Real Clothes
  • Episodes: 11
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV, KTV
  • Synopsis: Kinue is a saleswoman in the futon section of a department store. One day, she suddenly gets transferred to the women’s clothing department, even though she herself is lacking in fashion sense. Her new boss Miki, soon introduces Kinue to the tough reality of the fashion world. Through this job, Kinue learns about the meaning of life, love, and work. —Tokyograph

There is nothing like a fashion drama to promote consumerism, which this drama does well.  However, unlike Style and other fashion dramas, it doesn’t just promote high name brands (although the brands mentioned in the show are not real), it promotes local brands as well.  It’s not the brands you wear, but how you present yourself (clothing wise).

In a way, Real Clothes is similar to The Devil Wears Prada, where a girl who knows nothing about fashion gets thrown into hustle and bustle of the fashion world, where her sense of fashion improves over time.  With every challenge, she learns more about herself through fashion.

Overall, this drama is pretty good.  It’s funny and entertaining.  The plot is decent; it’s fun to watch the company take on every challenge in order to beat the opposition.  Not to mention, looking at the outfits is kind of fun in itself (and this is coming from me, a person who could care less about fashion).

If you’re debating about watching this series, I suggest checking out the Special episode, which aired before the series to test out the audience ratings.

My Rating: (3/5)

Sources: DramaWiki, Tokyograph

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~ by misunderst0od on February 17, 2010.

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