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Posted 5/28/08 , edited 7/3/08
1979 and the Early '80s: Both (clothing brands) Pink House and Milk are in full swing. X Japan (formerly "Noise") start to introduce VK style into their music and enters the music scene. Manga "KissXXXX" features a main character dressed in early lolita styles similar to Jane Marple and Pink House. Angelic Pretty, the first exclusively lolita brand, is founded.

'84: Vivienne Westwood comes to Japan for the first time.

'85-'87: Vivienne creates the "mini-crini", "red jacket with heart" Harris Tweed collection and rocking horse shoes. (these define the basic silhouette for lolita fashion)

'88: X Jpaan makes it's indie lable debut (i.e. not terribly well known before this), and Baby is founded.

'89: Jane Marple's first store opens. Rumors say that some designers left to make JM and Emily Temple Cute.

early '90s: More VK bands become popular and the term "Visual-Kei" is first given to the rock sub-genre.(this is the VK boom; again, it's after Baby and the beginning of lolita)

'95: Vivienne opens her first Tokyo store location.

'96: Malice Mizer debuts, the first VK band featuring lolita styles.

'99: Mana starts Moi-meme-Moitie and coins the terms EGL and EGA.

2000: first G&LB is published, the first lolita fashion mook.

2004: Shimotsuma Monogatari/Kamikaze Girls is made into a movie.



I pretty much got all this from Haute Doll magazine, save the bit on AP (someone on a different group pointed this out, so I double checked the source and added it in). It's the most accurate timeline on lolita I've yet to find.
Posted 5/28/08
Wow You Know Alot Of Stuff About Lolita's Impressive XD
Posted 5/30/08
awesome !!! XD
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Posted 8/12/08
Don't forget it started going into Europe, i don't no witch year though XD
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Posted 8/13/08
The fashion spread everywhere, but I'm really only going by the growth and development of lolita as as fashion industry, so the focus is on brand and media.

Though, in that case, I believe Metamorphose made its shop international via the Internet in '06. Baby made theirs over seas just last year, as did Maruione. Baby also opened a shop in Paris early last year. Angelic Pretty made their shop international this year.
Posted 8/31/08
where do u get this info?? me likey XD
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Posted 4/16/09
aw.this is so cool.
Posted 8/3/09
Cool. You know a lot of stuff and you obviously have a lot of patience because I couldn't be bothered to type all that out, lol.
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