Category: History

  • Creating Kawaii and Lolita Culture: CUTiE and Olive Magazines

    Creating Kawaii and Lolita Culture: CUTiE and Olive Magazines

    For the young creatives in Japan in the 1980’s there were two magazines that directly influenced the styling and fashion culture, CUTiE and Olive. Olive Magazine Olive magazine embodied the French schoolgirl aesthetic. The “olive girl” watched French films, had picnics with her friends and idealized pre-World War Two boarding school interests and pastimes. Covers […]

  • Gorpcore and its Cultural Influences

    Gorpcore and its Cultural Influences

    Named after hiker’s favorite trail snack “Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts.” Gorpcore includes a strong hiking aesthetic that is built and layered for a more urban lifestyle. This aesthetic combines high fashion from the runway and materials made for the tops of mountains. Where utility, comfort and usability come paramount. The brands that constitute this […]

  • Fashion and Culture in the French Anime Code Lyoko

    Fashion and Culture in the French Anime Code Lyoko

    Code Lyoko is a French cartoon created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by the MoonScoop Group. At the beginning of the story, Jeremy Belpois finds a super-computer in which he finds the virus X.A.N.A. and a girl named Aelita trapped inside the virtual world of Lyoko. The plot then follows several teenagers […]

  • The Delicate Touch of René Lalique

    The Delicate Touch of René Lalique

    Rene Lalique’s life changed the landscape of jewelry and fine glass such as perfume bottles at the turn of the 20th century in Europe. Lalique was born in the Marne region of France and after the death of his father, became an apprentice of Louis Aucoc and attended classes at École nationale supérieure des Arts […]