- 共立女子短期大学生活科学科紀要 = Annual bulletin department of the science of living
- vol.56, pp.11-31, 2013-02
This work bases on the assertion that the roots of Lolita fashion lay in the 1980s and explores how Lolita fashion came onto the scene as well as what sorts of changes it has undergone up until the present day. Analysis began with a visual survey using photographs of street fashion and fashion magazines such as "Olive." This work divides Lolita fashion into stages taking the early 1980s as "Lolita's FirstEra," the golden age of Lolita in the 1990s as "Lolita's Second Era," and the diversification of Lolita in the 2000s as" Lolita's Third Era," As a result, it was concluded that Romantic fashion and Lolita fashion have many traits in common and that Lolita fashion said to have sprouted in the 1980s sprang from Romantic fashion The work also concludes that the Lolita fashion of today owes its existence to the flourishing of 1990s street fashion and can be taken as a signal of the intensification of its popularity cycle after the 2000s.