I’ve always been fascinated by what gyaru brands take from high fashion brands and use to inspire their own designs. Today I’m going even more meta. I’m just taking one high fashion item and showing how it’s spawned a lot of cool designs by gyaru and onee brands.
Two weeks ago when I was asking for what people would like to see on the Doll Robin messaged me and said she wanted me to go super detailed, just a post on one singular thing. Her suggestion was cocktail rings or accessories (which I shall get to), but this post was also inspired by that. To go deeper into the anatomy of trends. (We must go deeper #gyaruception).
All it took was one bag by Dolce and Gabbana the Dolce Lace Satchel (Sold at Saks for $2195.00USD).
Now while I think the bag is cute, me and most readers cannot or do not want to throw down 2k on a summer trend bag, and that’s where gyaru (and other mid-range fashion) helps the proletariat (hey I have a polisci degree if I can’t throw around proletariat on my blog I have failed).
And they’re not copying, they’re inspired! That’s the rocking aspect about these gyaru pieces!
Jugeetta does a cool twist on a boston-style bag (here), Liz Lisa makes an adorable satchel complete with bows (here), Mercury Duo makes a slim-lady like bag (here) Duras casual girly cardigan jacket is perfection (here) and Rosessence shoes are a perfect bag pairing (here).
So what do you say? Yay or nay to beige lace? If Yay what’s your favorite?
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