Radar Magazine broke a piece this week on yet another fascinating Japanese fashion trend: “Gothic Lolita,” a fashion melange of baby doll costume and bondage gear.
Neel Shah writes:
Westerners have always had a curious fixation with the styles and trends of Japan. It is a country, after all, where people cry and scream in the presence of Tinsley Mortimer’s handbag collection. A bit harder to mediate with American fashion sensibilities, however, is Japan’s current obsession with “Gothic Lolita”—a rather bizarre sartorial milieu in which ruffled skirts, lacey stockings, and Mary Janes are paired with black eyeliner, facial piercings, and other accessories typically associated with students responsible for school shootings.
HMMM. Asians, eyeliner, and shootings! All so intrinsically linked!
I’m going to go retch now.
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