RuffleCon was created as a response to anime conventions cutting a lot of their fashion-related programming from schedules, and the lack of a dedicated event for lolita and other alternative fashion in the Northeast US.
More Lolita fashion, more Steampunk, more Aristocrat, more Gothic – we know you want these fashions to have a place to go, a place where panels just for us can be presented that we do not need to hope that a larger non-fashion related convention will support. We can take charge of our alternate fashion sub-cultures and bring the big names in our communities overseas here to the Northeast USA with your help.
While many details are still in the dark, the team of lolita community all-stars working on this can be trusted to deliver on their promises. Its ostensibly billed as an “alternative fashion” convention, but its roots are clearly in lolita, gothic, and related sub styles – although if you’re reading this, you’ll probably fit in there just fine.
RuffleCon is currently raising money on IndieGoGo to pad out their guest list, keep registration fees down, and other things that will make the event better than everyone. Even just donating $1 will help nurture what’s sure to be a landmark event in celebrating Japanese fashion abroad; you can even get cool fashion items, like tote bags, tights, or a custom bonnet, in return.
It’ll be hosted at the Omni Hotel and Resort in New Haven, Connecticut (a short trip from NYC), on October 4th and 5th, 2014. We’ll be there. You should come too.
Take a look at these cute new arrivals to the Shibuya 109 NET SHOP! Which are your favorites?
More to come as we wait patiently for further details!
In case you didn’t know, we have a great community at Harajuju.net where you can share your outfits, check out great brands, and discuss fashion with like-minded lovers of Japanese aesthetics.
Here’s what’s new:
As we recently posted, we released of Buying From Japan – a beginner’s guide to buying Japanese fashion on the web. The difficulty curve of getting into Japanese fashion is steep; this guide is designed to arm you with the knowledge you need to start importing clothes from Japan today.
It’s so soft and beautiful. So flowy and lightweight; it’s almost a shame that the reservation period had it arriving at the end of summer rather than the beginning. It’s still warm in Toronto, though, so I’ll get some use out of it this year.
Silk crape with incredible texture. Weighs all of 0.5 nanograms. Dangly cords everywhere. Huge hood. Timeless and Classic by virtue of being really fucking weird. I like it though, despite/because how far out of my comfort zone it is, how it’s almost a museum piece in its in-your-face anti-functionality.
And that’s it for this update! If like our Tumblr, you’ll love our community, so check it out.
We’re thrilled to announce the release of Buying From Japan – a beginner’s guide to buying Japanese fashion on the web.
The difficulty curve of getting into Japanese fashion is steep, and in particular, getting clothes from stores that ship only within Japan can be difficult. This guide is designed to arm you with the knowledge you need to start importing clothes from Japan today.
Ouret Spring-Summer 2014
Great use of colors and materials all around. Check out the full collection at Offside.
Angelic Pretty is breaking out of their baby-sweet streak with this new gothic motif series, Holy Lantern. We’re digging the lavender sleeved version with matching tights – what’s your favourite?
The set will be going on sale September 21st and AP has instituted some strict purchasing limits to ward off scalpers. We’ll see how it ends up going in practice.
Julius Spring Summer 2014. Check out the complete (and completely beautiful) gallery at Le 21ème.