KERA MALE FASHION SPREAD: GOTHIC ARISTOCRAT, KODONA, OUJI, DANDY, BOYSTYLE.
The male counterpart to Gothic Lolita fashion goes by many names: dandy, boystyle, ouji, elegant gothic aristocrat, kodona… Volume 6 of Kera Magazine Maniax throws up its hands and puts it as “Little Prince B-592”. (I have no clue what the letter and numbers refer to.)
The coy boys/girls are dreamily styled and set against a blistering winter background. The red zips on the A+Lidel pants (left) add punk to a suit that could have belonged in the 19th century. Putumayo’s skull-printed overcoat (right) barely reveals a black/white diamond-print tie.
h.NAOTO’s boyish Na+H outfit (left) is charming, but I can’t tear my eyes away from the dead fox dangling from the model’s shoulder! (One of my friends found a similar scarf in his aunt’s closet, with head, feet, and tails intact.) Kikirara Shoten displays a trademark waist corset and top hat (right), without the usual carnivalia.
Black Peace Now salutes la drame with ruffled sleeves and a trailing cossack hat (left). Atelier Boz (right) merges a Victorian topcoat with modern Goth. All of the shoes pictured are by Yosuke, except on the Kikirara Shoten model (who wears Dr. Martens).
Which Prince Charming would you want to whisk you away on a white horse?