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Interesting novel-sized gallery of street fashions with a lot of artistic dedication, especially as many of these have to be homemade (it's not like a lot of clothing stores specialize in daywear from two hundred years ago, nor do I imagine many cartoon-colourful cyberpunk costumes).I both like and dislike the fact that these are on-the-spot portraits, so while they have a bit more of an authenticity I suppose, they also don't seem very polished. Anyway, this is a pretty useful and neat book for...
Like the two "Fruits" books, this book has pictures of people wearing certain looks, this time focusing on the Goth/Visual Kei and Lolita variations. Unless you're interested in wearing either style (or both, who knows?) this book is more something only to look at. Also, there are some people featured here where you can only think: "wtf, what were they thinking when they chose to wear that?!" Something that wasn't the case with the "Fruits" books.So, this is mostly for those interested in the me...
A quick flip through shows almost all photos, and English text for the fashion credits. A keeper and great source material, hopefully with the dates easily searchable. Street snaps are one of my favorite parts of Japanese fashion magazines so this is like candy.
You know how sometimes in the Gothic & Lolita Bible they indicate what the person's job is, aside from the brand of their clothes, and a lot of those people listed themselves as 'members of the society' (positive scripting for NEET, but I'm just a bitter old person grumping)? Those who are neither students nor part-time workers. I've often wondered how they could actually afford clothes that are easily 25,000 yen apiece. A lot of these people DO know how to sew, though, and it's definitely refre...
One of my favourite aspects of Japanese culture is the really strong style aesthetics among the younger generations. This book and Fruits and Fresh Fruits gave me hours on enjoyment and inspiration. I wish more people had the courage to dress however they feel and express themselves through clothing.
Beautiful book, but mostly gothic fashion. Personally I would have liked more lolita.
The Lolita twins were my absolute favorite. How is it that they all can afford Vivienne Westwood shoes and accessories?
Great images, totally inspires me to dust of my sewing machine!
The 17 or more that were just plain weird but the others were great.
I first came across this book in a bookstore / coffeeshop in Mexico City and knew I had to have it. Unfortunately I couldn't buy it at that time and only acquired it later, when I was back in the states. I was not dissapointed! The pictures are gorgeous and highlight the creativity and individual expressiveness of these Japanese youth subcultures: Lolitas, who dress like pre-pubescent girls from Victorian England;Traditional Goths, who favor black, corsets, tattoos, and piercings;Cybergoths, who...
Gothic and Lolita take you deep in the underground world of Japan. The crazy kids everyone can't seem to understand. Each page bring you deeper in to this strange world. Its understood and most everyone dresses with no fear.Each page screams creativity. The close were amazing and the styles were never to be forgotten. Each page was a different person either Gothic or Lolita. The lolita were my fave. The girls looking like china dolls were to cute. The gothic group was dark and scary and hard to
I turned to this book both out of sheer interest in the fashion as well as a source for my Master's dissertation. While it served a perfunctory function as the latter (explaining the beginnings of the Gothic Lolita movement concisely in the preface) I couldn't have been more pleased with this book as a source for fashion. This collection is one of the biggest pieces of eye candy available for those interested in Japan's Gothic Lolitas, and it provides endless inspiration for up-and-coming Lolita...
There's a clothing style that is pretty much all Japanese, and that is the Gothic & Lolita clothing. Lolita clothing is that which the women wear which makes them look like little children, albeit a lot fancier. Gothic is a style which, of course, is based on the goth style of clothing.This book is filled with pictures of young Japanese dressed in both styles, walking around in some of the most outrageous, yet interesting, clothing possible. The movie Kamikaze Girls (American title; Japanese tit...
I learn from that book that my clothes are too plain and too simple. I have a new vision of the future without any specters of the past...I want dresses like those which are featured in this book...Seriously fashion can have many faces and this books exploits Lolitas fashion with various photos of the devotees of that style, they are picked according to the various Rori styles. Highly recommended for broaden your fashion taste.
I may have loved this book so much that I viciously begged my sister to give me her copy (the last in stock in our local bookstore). I bartered, I played the victim, I fought... She wouldn't budge on it. And then we luckily found another copy... That's how much we both loved this tabletop book. My only slight 'complaint' is that I would have preferred if there was more of a balance between the amount of Gothic and Lolita fashion shown.
Not only was this entire book based on a rather pointless, silly and at times disturbing fashion trend, but the book itself is filled with repetitive photos, printed in dull colors, obviously shot digitally as some of them have pixels when closely looked at, and these take up more space than the text which feebly tries to explain the non-existent purposes of this fad, to no avail.
while I'm not too fond of the lolita part of the book (old school lolita styles don't always hold up to the test of time), but the gothic part is absolutely wonderful. I think it's a very nice alt fashion reference book.
insightful and informative. a collection of photographs to give you a glimpse into the minds of Japanese teens on the streets and in their homes. also, a great source of inspiration. Masayuki Yoshinaga's work wonderful as always!
Excellent pictures but the graphic design was truly horrible. Someone chose the wrong colors for the fonts. I like the models are they were average person and not the picture perfect people you see in fashion magazines.
My world has changed after looking at this book.
i wishwishWISH i owned this book --sighs--anybody out there willing to let me borrow this?
Fantastic book...but not as good as Fruits and More Fruits.
must read after my convo with ellen!
another birthday present. lots of great street fashion from Japan. even sneek peeks into bedrooms and seeing how kids decorate thier teeny tiny little rooms. a definite inspiration!
This book is full of fun pictures that make me jealous of their costumes and feel fat :-p
My favorite! The style has changed a lot, but I still like this collection
This gave me a good feel for Japanese street fashion.
lots of ridiculous photos from the japanese sub-culture of goth.....i laughed.....
Great book I had to buy it...
An amazing peak inside the unique subculture of Gothic Lolita.