Tag: Japan

  • 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 […]

  • My Phat Headphones

    My Phat Headphones

    Walking back and forth from class to class, or just around the corner to my friend’s house you can see me wearing massive over ear headphones. As a style choice I prefer these large headphones because of the imposing nature that they naturally have. The basic colors of most headphones matched with the digital tumbler […]

  • 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 […]