It’s time for Lucca Comics & Games, the biggest Italian comics and videogame convention. We will not be there this year, but as usual we want suggest our readers some events to keep an eye on. Let’s start with a bad news for all the Lolista style enthusiasts: for this edition there not will be events closely related to this style, so there not will be the usual fashion show, or the workshops or the Gothic Lolita Zone market. Anyway, there are a lot more things to do and see!
As we had anticipated on Twitter, on August 31st we flew in London to attend Frock On!, the international meetup organized by The Tea Party Club, the Gothic Lolita community in the UK. At the event there were more than 300 girls from all over the Europe, as well as numerous brands from all over the world, including Grimoire and Atelier Pierrot.
And after the Teacup, here we are to tell you about another event related to Japanese fashion in Italy! As we mentioned recently, in late April there was in Udine a day entirely dedicated to Eastern street styles. To tell us about the event, our friend Deborah/Ray, who sent us her chronicle of the Fashion Walk and the conference that followed. Of course, we thank her for taking her time to write the post you are about to read. Additional thanks to Christian Pellegrin, which allowed us to use his photographs (you can see much more on his Flickr page).
On April 6th, Milan hosted Teacup – Italian Lolita Teaparty, the first ochakai entirely organized by the italian Gothic Lolita Zone community! In short, an event organized by and for the Italian lolitas, totally independent. One of the organizers is our Debby, who has made a brief report of the party. The photos you see in this post were provided by Sybelle Photography and the users of Gothic Lolita Zone (you can see more pictures on the Facebook page).
At the end of April, Udine will host the annual edition of Far East Film Festival, an event dedicated to Eastern movies. During the festival, there will be a series of events dedicated to Japanese fashion, including conferences, workshops and a fashion walk… but first things first!
For the past few years, Gothic Lolita Zone was busy promoting and organizing events related to Lolita style, which always involve a larger number of participants and fans! With the start of the new year, the largest Italian lolita community wants to continue on this path, always offering new initiatives in Italy, with the help of a fund established exclusively for this purpose.
Do you remember Kitty Intelligence? It’s the interactive exhibition that Sanrio held last year in Hong Kong. After 12 months, the event finally arrived in Japan, specifically in Omotesando Hills, and it’s transformed into a charity exhibition in order to raise funds for the reconstruction of the areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.
On May 18th, preceded by a preview of two days in Milan, it opened MICROPOP, ultime tendenze artistiche dal Giappone visionario (latest artistic trends from visionary Japan), a series of three exhibitions dedicated to contemporary Japanese art.