Friday, July 10, 2015

Lolita Blog Carnival: What Would I Like In Future Prints

Ah, summer. The time of year when brands release yet another slew of strawberry prints after a spring full of cats and at least one more carousel print to round out the bunch. While I love the creativity that often goes into lolita prints, other times I'm disappointed at how often brands seem to take another spin at the same motif rather than try something new to tap the rich world of themes present in the world. Below are a few of my musings from moments of "Oh, I wish I had a print of that!".


While on the idea of fruit and summer, I'd love to see some citrus fruits instead of strawberries or cherries one summer. Prints could be cutesy sweet or more classic in styling, resembling old oil painting arrayed with limes, oranges and lemons. 

Americana Food

The retro splashes of 1950's American diners with their frothy milkshakes or even just something like the pastel pizza themes that Miss Kika has been exploring lately would make interesting themes for lolita prints. Especially for holidays like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day, I'd like to be able to wear something that expresses American tropes.

Different Kinds of Florals

While roses are popular lolita motifs and pansies have made the occasional appearance, a whole world of florals remains to be explored by main line lolita brands. Summery hibiscus and lovely orchids could line the borders of different cuts, and white lilies would be a particularly beautiful print to wear when Easter comes around each year. 


That concludes some of the ideas that have come to mind when thinking of different styles of lolita prints that I would love to see. Please comment below if you have something you'd love to see too, and be sure to check out the other Lolita Blog Carnival participants below.