Lolita fashion show

Lolita fashion is one popular costume culture, and it comes from Japan. One gothic lolita dress of the lolita style is inspired by the Victoria and Rococo time’s doll costume, and it also effect by some gothic and punk culture. In short, this style dress is the knee length skirt, and there have one underdress to achieve the peng up effect.

The gothic lolita is one subculture comes from Japan, it mainly meaning this style dress, the mainstream is the young girl age from teens to twenties, then it become one popular culture form. The public think it as the extreme culture. This style is combine many other fashions, except the naive and decadence feeling, and it also combine the Metaphysics socialist, mysticism, supernaturalism ect.

black gothic lolita dress

Many people deem it was come from 1990s, and was leaded by the Japanese band MALICE MIZER and its favorer. Mana, the former leader and guitarist of the visual kei themed band Malice Mizer, is widely credited for having helped popularize Gothic Lolita. He coined the terms “Elegant Gothic Lolita” (EGL) and “Elegant Gothic Aristocrat” (EGA) to describe the style of his own fashion label Moi-même-Moitié, which was founded in 1999. Other influential figures in the scene include the singer Kana, who drew the first eight covers of the Gothic & Lolita Bible.

These gothic lolita dress usually adopt the dark colour, and the hair often dye the golden, black or white, and the makeup need increase its mystique and terror feelings.

The very important two elements affect lolita dress

As we know the lolita clothing is the simplified western court dress at seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century, and the design inspiration mainly comed from the French Rococo times and Britain Victorian times’ costumes.

rococoThe word “Rococo” was change from the french “rocaille”, and it have the meaning of spiral shell, and use for describe the slastic arts fashion of curve and complicated decorate. The Rococo style also one architectural style based on the Churrigueresque, and it usually use in the interior decoration. The Rococo style usually relect the life interest of Palace noble at French Louis ShiWuShi generation, this style was very popular in europe. The character of Rococo mainly emphasize the beautiful and slim, delicate and cebinet character, such as the bare shoulder and clavice is these design.

Victorian style

The Victorian style was originate in eighteen centry, at that time, there appear lots of famous buildings, and the builiding usually use the succinct form and combine all the element of everytimes. And at that time, the women’s costume emphasize the exquisite patterns and the complicated styles, it use a slew of lace, ribbon, bow and the waist design to express the famale’s charming, and stand out the lady’s element image.

Then, I will talk about some main character about lolita dress in Victorian:

Lace: it is the top represention, the woman love to design many lace in their neckline, cuff and train ect.

The malva falbala, this design make the dress more elegant, and more charming. Except this, the falbala usually match the circular skirt design.

Bow: it is make up by ribbon, it is also a very important elements in Victorian times, and at that time, people think, the length of the bow is longer and the dress is more beautiful.