J-pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in town for concert
J-pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, 23, has no intention of altering her cute image
It has been five years since Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (KPP) first popped up in the music scene with her candy-coloured, eyeball-grabbing Harajuku style.
But although most artists feel an itch to switch things up a few years into their careers to avoid being stagnant, the 23-year-old Japanese pop princess has no intention of altering her image for now.
If anything, KPP has only grown more passionate about the youthful style and cutesy personality she is famous for.
“I like it even more than five years ago,” KPP told The New Paper through a translator last night.
She was performing at the Esplanade Theatre for the first stop of her fifth anniversary 5ive Years Monster World Tour 2016 tour.
But she admitted she had not always been enamoured with Harajuku fashion.
“When I was a high school student, I wasn’t interested. But when I went to the Harajuku district (in Tokyo), I found the fashion to be very kawaii (Japanese for cute),” she said in Japanese.
She tried on the clothing and fell in love with it. After five years, she still adores Harajuku fashion for its originality.
"I like that I can go to different places in Japan and find second-hand clothes that are very unique," she said.
The singer is not sure if she will still maintain the same image 10 years from now as she does not have any specific plans for the future.
She would like to continue making music, but she is also open to pursuing interests in different fields and she is equally open to settling down.
She said: "I don't have very strong feelings about marriage or kids. If it happens, it's possible."
One thing KPP is sure of is what she is looking for in her dream guy.
She said: "I want a supportive relationship and for us to have a positive influence on each other in fashion, lifestyle or singing."
I don't have very strong feelings about marriage or kids. If it happens, it's possible.
- Japanese pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
COLOURFUL: Japanese pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is known for her Harajuku style. PHOTO: JEREMY LONG