Of Ravens and Writing Desks at Tokyo Fashion Week

When I found out that style.com was photographing the runway shows  at Tokyo Fashion Week, I was simply elated. I became even happier when I checked my email today and found out that Alice Auaa’s show was photographed.

For those of you unfamiliar with this brand, Alice Auaa is, an avant-garde gothic and Lolita fashion brand started in 1995 by Yasutaka Funakoshi. (http://tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/en/brands/views/alice%20auaa)

From what I can tell, their theme this year is Alice in Wonderland. I mean, having an Alice dress as the opening piece did drop a hint.

Opening look at Alice Auaa S/S 2013, via style.com

“Why is a raven like a writing desk?” via style.com


Another prominent theme of Alice Auaa’s clothes is deconstruction, although I don’t feel it is as prominent this season as it has been in the past. I also noticed that there was good use of hoop skirts in this show.

Deconstruction at Alice Auaa, via style.com

Deconstruction at Alice Auaa, via style.com

More hoop skirts at Alice Auaa, via style.com















On a side note, check them out here and buy their clothes here (shopping service required).

I hope you enjoyed this post!!


Coming Soon: The Japanese Alternative Fashion Series

I’ve been into Japanese fashion probably even before I knew I was into Japanese fashion, and I want to share the love my readers, by introducing you to these fashions one by one, in the form of various characters (all of whom are somehow related to each other), hopefully enticing you to try these fashions out!!

I need a better name for this series!! Please suggest some good ones!


Why the Shakos

20120823-080522.jpg image via universal doll.

I’m not understanding why shakos are a Japanese fashion thing nowadays. As a person who does marching band, I have several friends who complain about wearing shakos. The ones they’re forced to wear in my school have one of those weird and uncomfortable chin straps, which is totally not kawaii since it looks like you have a double chin.
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They were even all the rage in the era of fashionable band jackets (see Angelic Pretty’s chocolate chess)

What do you think, are shakos a fashion thing now? Do discuss below!