Tag: France

  • 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 […]

  • Independent Study: Grotesque Cultural Exchange; A Study of Japanese Fashion History

    Independent Study: Grotesque Cultural Exchange; A Study of Japanese Fashion History

    Abstract: Focusing first on the importance of Rei Kawakubo in developing her own essays on abjection through her business, Comme des Garcons, was how French fashion gatekeepers allowed an outsider, in. Not simply because of the mystical designs that participated in Japonisme/orientalism, but because she purposefully created a new material identity through cultural capitalism. By […]

  • What is that Smell?

    What is that Smell?

    Although not many people our age wear perfume every day or seem to be that interested in the fragrance industry even when it comes to fashion. Maybe that has to do with people knowing that many perfumes are made for a very cheap price and more than not, just are cash crops for luxury conglomerates. […]

  • Fashion Scans From Style Deficit Disorder

    Fashion Scans From Style Deficit Disorder

    These scans will ultimately be part of a larger research project for looking at consumer capitalism within exchange of fashion culture between Japan and France. These scans are of COMME des GARÇONS, Gothic Lolita and Visual Kei style. For the COMME des GARÇONS scans of Body Meets Dress, Dress Meets Body Spring/Summer 1997 it represents […]

  • 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 RenĂ© 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 supĂ©rieure des Arts […]