Hello dear readers! How are you? Hope you are enjoying the weekend.
Have you heard of the current lolita exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London?
Both my friend and I couldn’t attend the big meet up to see it last weekend, so instead we went to see it yesterday. It was great fun to catch up with her, and you know, the exhibition was really quite good!
It was quite small, but free of charge, and I think the curator made a very good choice of outfits to represent different styles. The focus of the exhibition was illustrating the influence British fashion has had on Lolita fashion (hence the name). Here are the pictures I took:
~Baby, the Stars Shine Bright (r) and Alice and the Pirates (l)~
~Sixh. and MINT Neko~
(looks so much like AKIRA!)
As you can see, it was not only lolita that was represented, but rather the whole contents of Shinjuku Marui One! My absolute favourite was the final kimono, so cute and lovely, and the fabrics were beautiful.
Close up of the obi. I love the ribbon peeking over the top!
I’m happy that our beloved fashion is displayed here in London, and being treated seriously instead of dismissed as ‘crazy Japanese stuff’. Maybe some new lolitas will be born after seeing this exhibition!
Here’s the link to the V&A’s page about the exhibition:
Have you seen this exhibition? What did you think of it? Or if you haven’t, what is your impression of it from this post? I’ll be very interested in your opinions!
See you next time,