Friday 21 April 2023

MIA | Is It Dollcore?

I met Mia in Washington Square Park, and asked her for a few photographs. She agreed and we scheduled a formal photo session on Crosby Street for the following week. 

Her dress style seems to be impromptu, although having researched it, I found that it could be Dollcore (Japanese: ドーリー系). It is an aesthetic that is inspired by ball-jointed dolls, both antique and modern. It mostly centers around the transient beauty that lies in a doll-like delicate nature in the form of artistic photography and image edits, but also encompasses fashion.

I enlisted help from ChatGPT and it returned these comprehensive details:
"Dollcore fashion is a subculture of fashion inspired by dolls and doll-like aesthetics. It is characterized by an emphasis on pastel colors, frills, lace, bows, and other cute and whimsical elements. The style draws inspiration from vintage dolls, such as porcelain dolls and antique dolls, as well as modern doll-like characters from anime and manga.

Dollcore fashion can be seen as a form of kawaii (cute) fashion, which originated in Japan. It is often associated with a childlike innocence and a desire to escape from the pressures of adult life. Some people who embrace dollcore fashion may also be interested in doll collecting or other hobbies related to dolls.

Overall, dollcore fashion is a unique and creative form of self-expression that allows people to embrace their love of dolls and all things cute and whimsical.

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MIA by Tewfic El-Sawy on Exposure

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