Japan Gothic Lolita Fashion Style

Rabu, 18 November 2009

Lolita is a first used as a Vladimir Nabokov's famous sexy novel, but later used as a fashion style especially in Japan fashion. Lolita style used to be a sexual cosplay fashion, altough now most followers of the style do not consider it overtly sexual. It's not a movement about a sexual style. In point of fact, there is less skin showing in this fashion style than in most others worn by young people.

Lolita can not be seperated with Gothic. Gothic Lolita (known in Japan as gosurori, "goth-loli") is a mixture of the Gothic and Lolita fashion. The origins of the Japanese Gothic style can be traced back to the English New Wave Movement during the 1980s: however, the Japanese Gothic scene is fundamentally different from the Gothic subcultures of the west.This Gothic fashion has been adopted into the Lolita fashion through the use of darker make up, clothing, and themes in the design.

‘Gothloli’, as it’s known, has been around in Japan in one form or another since the late 70s. Currently, the fashion has several sub-branches that mix gothic, punk and Victorian styles in various ratios, from the sweet lolitas in their pristine paniered skirts to the slashed, splattered and tattered rags of the guro goths.

Why people wear Lolita ?
The young men and women dress in a fashion related to the Victorian era, in a style that the dolls of the time were dressed in. They want to show their protest and rebel against the constraints still put upon Japanese women. Basically, there's a lot of reasons and explanations why people choose this fashion style.

Lolita has many styles and types such as :

1. Sweet Lolita: Pink and white are the main colors with lots of frills and lace. They young women will carry around teddy bears, parasols and other things which increase even further the cuteness quotient. It has a very, very innocent look to it, nothing challenging or nasty at all. (There is some argument about this, though, in that some sources say that carrying toys around shifts the style into kawaii and not lolita.)

sweet pink gotholita

2. Gothic Lolita: Again, there is a tendency to confuse terms. Using the word "Gothic" would cause many people to think along the lines of safety pins, all-black clothing and nasty behavior, but in the fashion sense only the all-black is actually used, and even a mix of black and white clothing will be found. The accessories carried around include purses and parasols. There is some argument I've seen about other colors; some sources say darker sheds of red, green, blue and purple will also be used, and other sources say it's almost totally limited to black and white or all-black clothing.

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3. Gothic Aristocrat: This is a more mature look than the above two forms, the people looking quite aristocratic in their dress.

4. Kodona: This is a more male-oriented fashion

5. British Aristocrat/Dandy: a more adult version of Kodona.

6. Wa-Lolita: A mix of the Lolita fashions with the more traditional kimono and yukata fashions.

7. Classic Lolita : Classic Lolita is a more mature style of Lolita that focuses on Baroque, Regency, and Rocaille styles. Colors and patterns used in classic Lolita can be seen as somewhere between the Gothic and sweet styles; it is not as dark as Gothic Lolita, but not as cutesy as sweet Lolita.

8. Punk Lolita : Punk Lolita (or Lolita Punk) adds punk fashion elements to Lolita fashion. Motifs that are usually found in punk clothing, such as tattered fabric, ties, safety pins and chains, screen-printed fabrics, plaids, and short, androgynous hairstyles are incorporated into the Lolita look.

Lolita fashion can be even considered a movement where girls ranging from pre-teens to late 20's fight the current fashion with modesty. It allows a girl to feel young, cute, beautiful or off- limits, depending on which type of Lolita a girl chooses to be

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A girl with a Lolita Fashion
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Elegant Gothic Lolita
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You can buy gothic lolita fasion in many shops at Japan. There are many shops along Takeshita Street in Harajuku that offers pre-assembled outfits to fit in with the cool kids on Omotesando. One outfit can cost about $300.
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Watch Japan Gothic Lolita style in Harajuku Tokyo Video here

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