There has been quite a few changes within the fashion over the last few years, some good while others heartbreaking. The world is changing in lolita fashion, like many others, growing and augmenting itself with trends and elements of personal preference, that one may not know where it's going next. There are a few things though that I would like to happen within our fashion.
❤️More Lolita Fashion Centered Cons❤️
Over the last few years we have had wonderful opportunities such as the likes of Rufflecon and Street Fashion Europe, I would love to see more of these sorts of cons. Even though there are a ton of little details and steps that go into them, and they are seriously time consuming, to me they are worth every bit of it. They bring together a bunch of frillies in one place for what should feel like a magical weekend with gorgeous and superbly thought-out coords, great venders, and wonderful guests. Not only all the super OTT fab feels but it also gets people a stronger sense of community. Who doesn't want to have more opportunities for a fairy tale weekend centered around a fashion they love?
❤️Stronger Media Output❤️
Recently, many have learned about the loss of our beloved Fruits, GLB, and how Kera is moving to online publishing, leaving us all without the ability to find many of our favorite brands released in one cute little package. It's a really sad time for many of us but I think there are some things we can do to ease that. It wouldn't be totally the same, of course, but having groups or blogs that are easier to access for the community with a great deal of content from all over the world would be great. Posts like tutorials, brand updates and shoots, con info would be easy staples that most bloggers can provide but getting groups of people to do it would help create excellent content. (I know a few of my favorite bloggers and vloggers have been upping their posts lately and I think it's great! I should endeavor to do the same and write a bit more...)
❤️Better Representation In The Media❤️
This is one thing that I think is super important going forward. We do not fall in with the status quo and wear those stupid little polos and tshirts a lot of people seem to be handed at birth, and the media tend to craft us into these detached oddities that can't handle reality because of it. This sort of "reporting" on our community happens often. Even with groups lumping us in with fetish enthusiasts and not listening to a single thing the person being interviewed has said. We do have some people who actually do their job and even dare to go so far as to walk in our shoes by experiencing the frills for an afternoon. There should absolutely be more pieces like that.
All in all, I would like to see our fashion and community grow stronger as a whole. We have social media outlets that connect thousands of strangers with the same interest across continents and I truly wish to keep this wonderful thing we have going.
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