The Analysis of Lolita Fashion Style Prototype and Its Application
|School||Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology|
|Keywords||Lolita Youth Subculture Fashion Style Prototype designer Ready-Made|
Between the late 1970s and the early 1980s, the youth of street in Japan have utilized and further modified the‘Lolita’figure and spirit from the novel and movie to create a Lolita fashion style prototype. The Lolita fashion style prototype expresses a special one of the youth subculture. As a young’s spontaneous behavior of clothing, the Lolita fashion style prototype has been one of the fashion industry’s sources after commerce packaging and promoting though its original motivation is not a commercialized one. In the past more than three decades, the Lolita fashion style prototype has shown a universe and deep influence on designing. In this paper, the definition of Lolita is given, and further the Lolita fashion style prototype is traced and analyzed deeply. Based on the Birmingham School study of youth subculture theory, the three steps of youth subculture, i.e. launching resistance, forming style, and accomplishing incorporation, are analyzed, then the transition of the Lolita fashion style prototype is analyzed laterally, and further each specific style is interpreted. Based on the previous analysis, the author analyzes the design skills and concrete performances of famous fashion designers. Finally, the focus is put on the use of Lolita fashion style prototype in modern ready-made clothes of women. In summary, it is considered that the study of Lolita style prototype not only provide a fresh factor for the fashion style database, but more perfectly offer a positive and practical guide for the design of modern ready-made clothes.