The lolita fashion trend is one that has existed in Japanese street culture and fashion for years. It is said that this certain trend, which involves several layers of petticoats, frills, and a variety of lacy accessories, is said to have began in the 1970s and become recognized in the Japanese fashion consciousness in the early 1990s. Although brands such as Milk and Angelic Pretty (both located in and around Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori) have been said to have gotten the lolita fashion trend rolling, it was when more brands joined the ranks as people brought the trend to the surfce that the fashion trend really exploded. If you are an adventurous shopper who would like to get involved in this long and storied aspect of Japanese street fashion, then you should go and visit one of the other pioneering brands of the lolita fashion trend. This particular shop is actually located away from the street fashion hub of Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori. Instead take JR’s Yamanote Line to Shinjuku and head to the 7th floor of the Marui Annex building to find Metamorphose temps de fille. There, you will be able to immerse yourself in the world of lolita fashions and get to experience one of the first lolita clothing brands to take hold in Japan.
In terms of lolita fashion, the clothing and accessories available at Metamorphose temps de fille are extremely high quality. Each piece is more or less a unique piece of art and because most of their offerings rotated out relatively quickly, visiting their Shinjuku location once or twice is not unwarranted. At Metamorphose, you can outfit yourself from head to toe in all of the latest lolita styles and trends. Whether it be a full dress or separates, there is an endless variety of combinations to be made from the pieces for sale at Metamorphose. Each of their dresses and skirts have the classic lolita “cupcake” shape skirt and plenty of petticoats to keep the shape full and flouncy. As far as patterns go, Metamorphose has a wide variety to choose from. You can choose from a classic red and white gingham pattern or a more “sweet lolita” pattern of teddy bears and pastries. To go with your new clothes, choose from a variety of stockings and tights with matching or complimentary patterns to pull the whole outfit together.
Metamorphose temps de fille also has a large selection of accessories th add to your full lolita look. Choose from a selection of frilly bows and the famous miniature hats associated with the lolita style. You can also pick up a variety of purses and lots of jewelry to make the whole outfit mesh.
If your are a fan of the origins of Japanese street style, then the lolita genre is something to look into. To see one of the first places where it all began, head to the Shinjuku branch of Metamorphose temps de fille!
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