Influenced by Western fashion trends from the mid 1980s, young teenagers, congregate in the urban centres of Harajuku, Akihabara dressed in gothic costumes and late-Victorian dress. This work charts the trend of Gothic fashion that has swept Japan. It features portraits of Japanese Goths and Lolitas in the urban centres of Tokyo and Osaka.
Average Customer Rating:
(7 Reviews) 7
Rating snapshot(7 reviews)
7 of 7(100%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Gothic and Lolita
Review 1 for Gothic and Lolita
Karen Crooks, WATERSTONE'S EAST KILBRIDE
09 June 2008
Another brilliant book from the people who brought us Fruits, and Fresh Fruits. Perfect for anyone interested in clothes and fashion or for any aspiring Goth/Lolita/Emo/Punk. I just wish everyone could be as creative in their clothes as these Japanese kids.
Review 2 for Gothic and Lolita
Joanne Smith, WATERSTONE'S SHEFFIELD ORCHARD
13 March 2008
This phaidon collection of sweet fashion is in a similar, albeit darker, format to the hugely popular 'Fruits'.Be amazed and inspired by this uniquely Japanese take on gothic and Lolita style - creative genius!
Review 3 for Gothic and Lolita
Michelle Holliday, WATERSTONE'S NEWPORT
18 September 2007
If you have an interest in fashion and subcultures, or you just like to look fabulous, this is the book for you!! Fantastic, mad style and gorgeous photos, open it and be inspired!!
Phaidon's alternative culture series continues with another look at the Japanese. This time bright colours and extroverted design is replaced with frills, lace, make-up and an unnerving prominence of black. An intriguing look into the Japanese sub-culture and another lovingly crafted book by the Fruits magazine that spawned it all for their art-house distributors.
Review 5 for Gothic and Lolita
08 July 2007
More madness and crazy fashion concepts from the Harajuku District in Japan. A spin off from 'Fruits' this book concentrates on Goths and Lolitas. Find your inspiration for up and coming fancy dress parties here.
It's a weird and wonderful world we live in. I'm really not sure words are enough to describe this. The mixing together of photographs and first-person commentary will make "Gothic & Lolita" the definitive book in both the West and in Japan and help to cast some light of one of Japans more sureal cultural movements.
Review 7 for Gothic and Lolita
Suzie Robinson, WATERSTONE'S WINCHESTER
04 June 2007
A wonderful collection of images of the Gothic fashions sweeping Japan. This is an ideal book for anyone interested in fashion, or looking for inspiration for their own outfits (like me)! I really like the "current obsession" on each page as it gives the pictures more of a personality. The only missing element that would make this up to a 5 star would be more critical theory or analysis of the outfits, otherwise this is a fun little book!