For the past three days the cavernous space of Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre has been transformed into a cutesy-quirky pink’n’fluffy sweet and cuddly fantasy kingdom. Welcome to kawaii-land, home of lacy petticoats, furry animals and rainbow hair. No, it’s not for children, it’s for grown-up girls who like to dress up like Alice in Wonderland with added bling. Continue reading
Lolita fashion is that oh-so-sweet little-girl-in-a children’s-picture-book way of elaborate dressing-up that originated in Harajuku in Tokyo and has spread round the world. Japan Matsuri in October had a Lolita fashion display by the Tea Party Club and Hyper Japan, coming up at Earls Court from 23-25 November, promises us a Kawaii style fashion show including Sweet and Classic Lolita fashion, Wa-Lolita, Kawaii Kimono style, Gal, Pop-Kei (including fairy -kei), and Pastel Goth.
Confused? Not to worry. The V&A have a small but very focused Lolita fashion exhibition called Kitty and the Bulldog which will help you get a grip. Continue reading