Went to Angelic Pretty SF today. I can cross these blouses off my wishlist! Ohhh… but my bank account. :(
Peach, Blue, Lavender, Black
Yeah, I saw it.
I agree with you, it’s stupid. I haven’t seen the episode and I don’t know the full context of what the main character is doing in the show. For anyone who was wondering, the gifset is right here.
The reason why this is bullshit is because Harajuku styles are examples of modern fashion. They do not hold the immense cultural signifigance throughout history that say, the Kimono and Yukata do. Saying that wearing fairy kei or lolita or mori girl is cultural appropriation is an insult in the face of behaviour that is actually culturally appropriative and belittling to people’s cultural beliefs.
I have to wonder if those who spread messages like this have any understanding at all about Japan wanting to reach out to the rest of the world with its unique fashion. Every Japanese fashion icon I’ve ever met has been overwhelmed and overjoyed that girls and boys alike all over the world want to respect and pay homage to Japanese fashion. They even elect ambassadors to spread the word of kawaii fashion all over the world, to promote knowledge of modern Japanese culture and more participation in those fashions. This has the added positive effect of promoting Japanese fashion exports and promoting tourism to Japan.
I’m just at the point where I really wish Westerners would stop trying to police and get angry on behalf of other people as if they are incapable of speaking for themselves.