Gothic and Lolita

Gothic and Lolita

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by Masayuki Yoshinaga, Katsuhiko Ishikawa
     
 

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GOTHIC AND LOLITA, edited by Katsuhiko Ishikawa with photographs by Masayuki Yoshinaga, is a new photographic collection that celebrates the eclectic and bizarre street fashion of Japanese popular youth culture. A mixture of high fashion and home-made ensembles, the Gothic and Lolita scene is a bizarre hybrid, boasting thousands of devotees who dedicate their lives

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GOTHIC AND LOLITA, edited by Katsuhiko Ishikawa with photographs by Masayuki Yoshinaga, is a new photographic collection that celebrates the eclectic and bizarre street fashion of Japanese popular youth culture. A mixture of high fashion and home-made ensembles, the Gothic and Lolita scene is a bizarre hybrid, boasting thousands of devotees who dedicate their lives to creating ever more flamboyant and original variations of this fused style.

The origin of this eccentric fashion movement traces back to Osaka in the mid-1990s when young teenagers adopted Gothic fashion in response to the clothes worn and promoted by Japanese Gothic rock bands. Influenced by Western fashion trends from the mid-1980s, young teenagers, predominately adolescent girls, began to dress in juxtapositions: corsets, spikes, lacy Victorian dresses, dark eye makeup, black spandex, frilly tutus, patterned knee-highs, ruffled bows, and wigs of all lengths and styles.

Specially commissioned by Phaidon Press and based on the creative design of the bestselling Fruits and Fresh Fruits, Gothic And Lolita features portraits and group shots of Japanese Goths and Lolitas both at home and in the urban centers of Tokyo and Osaka. Presented in a simple format with a funky design, hundreds of teenagers posed for the camera in their imaginative and often surreal outfits and offered personal insights into the idea behind their personal fashion choices. The responses are sometimes surprising, sometimes shocking, often hilarious, and always compelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714847856
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 6.36(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Gothic and Lolita 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Saki More than 1 year ago
Being a big fan of Japanese street fashion I find this book a must have. The quality of the images are stunning and it gives you a very good look on many different street styles including cyber,gothic lolita & sweet lolita, visual kei and others. Don't let the title decieve you though, this book is NOT just gothic lolita. If you're looking for something strictly for lolita style this is not the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was some good pictures but most of it was pretty bad. I would't recommend this to anyone. Someone who wants to look at Gothic and Lolita fashion just go on google. You'll get better pictures then this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alot of things in this book is cyber goth, decora, etc. Only about 30% of it is lolita and most ofi t is just lolita cosplay. There are a few good examples but if you're a lolita I suggest looking elsewhere for coordination tips, because this isn't good for the knowledgeable lolita.