Street fashion Tokyo. Lolita Style

Street fashion Tokyo is a combination of different styles and cultures, it arose as a protest to the traditional norms, but despite this, it perfectly demonstrates the characteristic national features.

The Japanese - a nation that survives on a shaky, unreliable place - are accustomed to seeing the beauty of every moment. Even the "nuclear fire" did not make their fashion pessimistic. It emits energy and cheerfulness. The idea of ​​repeatability, sameness is alien to Japanese aesthetics;they are bored to wear the same thing, so it was in Japan that the idea of ​​transformers was born. Street fashion Tokyo abounds in a variety of styles and sub-cultures, cultures and subcultures, some are changing rapidly from season to season, but there are directions to the Japanese Street fashion , which remain popular for years.

The main favorite style of Japanese girls and girls has long remained style "Lolita" .Despite its name, the style has nothing to do with Vladimir Nabokov's novel. The image i

n this style is characterized by a certain puppetry, innocence and infantilism. A girl dressed in the style of "Lolita", a real fairy-tale princess;she is very romantic and believes in magic.

Characteristic features of the style: the bell-skirt and corsage form the silhouette of the princess, lace and frills impregnate the image with romance, false hair and eyelashes give the girl the look of a beautiful pupa. On eyelashes often used rhinestones, in manicure - sequins. Shoes, as a rule, on a thick heel or a wedge.

Lolita-Style includes several sub-styles: Gothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita ( style, with exaggeration of childishness in the image), Punk Lolita and Classic Lolita .

Gothic Lolita

Gothic Lolita - this lining developed in Japan in the early 90's, after the end of the Second World War. By the time the style of Gothic Lolita was just beginning to emerge, Japan's street fashion already had in its arsenal the classic style of Lolita, and there was a subculture ready. For the first time they were united by the popular Japanese rocker Mana, mixing a spirits cocktail from them in their scenic images.

Currently, Tokyo's street fashion is replete with girls dressed in Gothic Lolit style, adoring rock music and affectionately referring to vampires. Their clothes, usually in black and blue tones, blouses with "jabot" collars, there is a lot of black lace and mesh. The hair is decorated with black bows;bangs, as a rule, straight.

Sweet Lolita

Sweet Lolita is a bedding that resembles the clothes of a children's doll. Dress, umbrella, lace, beads covered with fabric and ribbons, all pastel colors;pink and white colors prevail. They put on aprons on the dress, as if the girl had just baked cookies;the dress itself is decorated with prints in children's subjects. Girls dressed in the style of Sweet Lolita, like porcelain dolls, they often hold a bear cub, a plush heart or other things that are dear to the child's heart. These details do not carry any sexual overtones, their goal is to bring a note of wit into the girl's image. Girls not only adhere to this style in clothes, they even use a kind of slang, which even more emphasizes the innocence and childishness of Lolita.

Punk Lolita

This sublayer combined the styles of Lolita and Punk. Clothes abound with metal rivets and clasps, in the hairstyles a rebellious spirit of punk is added.

Loli-style does not bear any age or sex restrictions, gradually it has ceased to be just a style in clothes, and has become a lifestyle. Images Lolit are actively used in anime, in the youth Japanese series. Popularization of the subculture is also promoted by printed publications. You can read about this image in the magazines Gothic & Lolita;Punk Brand book, Kera and Gosuloli. Street fashion has a huge impact on the work of Japanese designers, however, outside of Japan, it is little known.

Gruzdeva for the female online magazine