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For the new and improved Project: Lixx, I’ll be doing 2 monthly news reports on all things fashion related! So here is your first (and awesome) Fashion Fraction News report! I’ll be covering fashion related events at conventions in North America, releases/news from awesome brands, and much more!
News Coverage: July 1 – July 14
July 2 – 5
This one is super soon and I hope many of you are going so I can live through you in spirit because this is the one I am most excited for! H. Naoto will be back with his amazing clothing line and spectacular fashion show. This isn’t unheard of if you venture the con-scene rather often. H. Naoto has had booths as many conventions and has run a bunch of fashion shows as well but… the awesome part that has me stoked? Shinya (drummer of Dir en Grey) will also be there, modeling in the fashion show!
Junnyan and Kimura-U will also be in attendance at AX this year! If you don’t know who either are, Kimura-U is a fantastically cute model for the fashion magazine KERA whom also helps create much of the odd and colourful fashions of Harajuku and Junnyan is the founder of Harajuku Fashion Walk and runs his blog, “Harajuku Kids,” where he posts photos of some of the amazingly fashionable individuals roaming Harajuku. He has also modeled for KERA magazine and even has hosted as a DJ during events in Harajuku.
For more info- head to Anime Expo’s official website: www.anime-expo.org
July 3 – 5
Anime Midwest regularly hosts their Lolita Fashion show as well as has exhibitors in their dealer’s room which can sell you all sorts of fashion needs. One that will be amongst the businesses is famous lolita brand, Baby The Stars Shine Bright. Victorian Angel will be another guest. Victorian Angel is an independent clothing line inspired by Japanese Gothic and Classic Lolita fashion designed by Chicago designer, Amy Fenderson. Many other indie brands will be in attendance such as Kinki Kitty and Sweet Mildred.
For more information, visit Anime Midwest’s official site: animemidwest.com
[Anime Blues Con]
July 10 – 12
Yet another convention in which H. Naoto will be showing off his fashion! Be sure to check his booth out in the Dealer’s Room as well as his Fashion Show. You can even submit to be a model in the show!
For those interested in the drag scene- Phi Phi O’Hara is also a guest! So, be sure to stop by and give her your love!
For more information, check out Anime Blues Con’s official site: www.animeblues.com
July 10 – 12
Shout out to one of my favourite conventions that I’ve been attending since 2011! Ikasucon may be small but she is mighty! Be sure to come see me during the J-Rock Crash Table panel where we will be talking all about the Japanese rock music scene and even touching on the visual kei fashion genre! I am hoping to help bring more fashion related events and panels to this convention in the future, so you can totally hit me up while we’re there if you want to be a part of these events!
Check out Ikasucon’s awesome official website: www.ikasucon.org
[XENON -Los Angeles-]
If you don’t follow Xenon, you need to. Between awesome music and clothing sales, they host some kick ass events for all J-Rock fans to get behind:
July 5 – special 1 year anniversary event! The Ghost Of Harlem brand is currently hosting a contest after being brought in to be sold at Xenon! The contest ENDS July 5 so be sure to enter soon! Check out Xenon’s official website for more info: www.xenon-la.com
RIRIAN brand is also coming to Xenon this month!
– Fashion Visits –
I had the awesome opportunity to go to Tokyo Rebel in New York City back at the beginning of June. If you plan to go to New York City or maybe you live close and had NO IDEA it existed, I highly recommend checking it out. They house so many awesome brands such as Baby The Stars Shine Bright, Putumayo, Ghost Of Harlem, Alice And The Pirates, Atelier-Pierrot, and Sex Pot Revenge to name a few.
It was both fantastic and heart-wrenching to be there… mostly because my wallet was crying. Just being there made me feel fantastic, but I wish I could have taken so much of the clothing home with me. I did manage to get 1 piece of brand name clothing-
Ghost Of Harlem shirt~! Estimated about $38 USD and was 50% off as well. So if you get the chance to head to Tokyo Rebel, save up and savor the moment!
There is your first installment of Fashion Fraction’s news! Be prepared for July 15 when I come back to update you on the rest of the month! <3