Thursday, September 13, 2012

Runway Looks, Lolita Style: Anna Sui

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Those who've passed by this blog, knows I have a soft spot for Anna Sui. And this collection also touches the Lolita fashion part of my heart. According to CBS, she was inspired by the Post-Napoleonic Era and Madeleine Castaing, a 50's interior decorator.

For those unfamiliar with Lolita Fashion, which also inspired by French Rococo period, there's sure to be some inspiration drawn from Japanese fashion as well.  Anna Sui was known to add her love of punk into her collections, so we'll also explore a bit into Punk Lolita.

Leather and Lace.
Unlike other styles, Punk Lolita is a bit looser when it comes to the Lolita silhouette which allows more room for the punk to punch it's way through with steel-toed shoes.
Putumayo anyone?
This spring collection is the first I've seen with which one could draw Lolita inspiration from. And not because of the cat ears.
Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette
The mismatch use of bold  and chiascuro use of colors at first do not go together, they somehow all work. I liked her use of lavender, teal, and pink wigs to bring out the bright colors of the clothes.

JSK: h. Naoto Frill "Melting Macaron"
Blouse: Thrifted in Hong Kong
Hat: Bodyline
 h.Naoto is a familar brand most associated with visual-kei, Punk, and Lolita fashion. h.Naoto Frill is classified under the Lolita branch of the brand. The jumperskirt reminds me alot of Miss Havisham's cobwebbed cakes-- true to the name of the "Melting Macaron" print.

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