Synopses & Reviews
This book is a visual foray into Japans popular and influential Gothic-Lolita and Gothic Punk subculture. It showcases a creative lifestyle synthesized from a remix of Victoriana, the macabre, anime, and theatricality, drawing on the early punks of the 70s and 80s and the club kids of the 90s. Japanese Goth blends disparate elements of global pop culture into something fun, stylish, and unique—part Marilyn Manson, part Hello Kitty. It attracts established figures from Tokyos trendsetting fashion, art, and design scenes, and has inspired the next generation of designers, tastemakers, and fashionistas. Featured here are key designers, artists, and personalities including Mana and Gackt, Kokusyoku Sumire, Ayako-S, Koitsukihime, Gloomy Bear, and many others.
About the Author
Tiffany Godoy is a Tokyo-based fashion writer who regularly contributes to Vogue Nippon, Interview, and V Magazine. She is also the author of Style Deficit Disorder: Tokyo Street Fashion * Harajuku. Ivan Vartanian is an author based in Tokyo whose books include Drop Dead Cute: The New Generation of Women Artists in Japan, and Setting Sun: Writings by Japanese Photographers.