Miss Octopie is a kawaii art and fashion brand inspired by the colorful and fun Japanese street styles such as fairy kei, decora, sweet lolita, and pastel goth. The brand offers Men and Women fashions from sizes XS – 3XL, because everyone deserves to dress cute! All artwork is created by Miss Octopie herself and is available on a variety of merchandise including jewelry, bags, keychains, buttons, stickers and more!
You can find Miss Octopie this year in the Dealer’s Room and at the Yokan Fashion Show!
To learn more and keep updated, follow Miss Octopie on these social media sites:
Website – http://miss-octopie.com/
A decade or more ago, interest began brewing in America for a little-known style of Japanese street fashion called Lolita. Inspired by Rococo-era fashions, it was dreamy, frilly, sweet, and elegant — but buying brand-name was expensive. Soon, independent brands were popping up at conventions. After years of fashion shows, panels and sales experiences, the Lolita Collective has become the powerhouse of American designers working in Japanese inspired street fashion.
The Collective works with over 70 designers from around the world. Staff from the Collective attend conventions all over the States and occasionally overseas, bringing with them an inventory of independently designed fine apparel, accessories, and jewelry.
The Collective’s offerings can be seen on their shop: https://store.lolitacollective.com/ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lolitacollective/ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lolitacollective/
Belladonna (Featured brand at the Lolita Collective booth)
Girly. Feminine. Elegant. Fun. Belladonna offers clothing in custom prints and designs catering to women of alternative fashion taking inspiration from Japanese street fashions. One of the first independent American designers, everything is still handmade in the USA by designers Michelle S. Ramon and Rachel M. Decker. Although neither designer has a background in the fashion industry they began sewing, designing, and creating since they were young. They began creating costumes together with dreams of one day opening a shop together. In January 2013, they started Belladonna as a way to bring Gothic and Lolita fashion to the US!
Puvithel (Featured brand at the Lolita Collective booth)
Puvithel is a Pittsburgh-based designer who has been making and designing original handmade jewelry and accessories, clothing and handbags for J-fashion and alternative styles since 2015. Her motifs include detail work, over-the-top gothic designs, and vector and laser cut work with a focus on American gothic, punk, menhera, and lolita fashions. Puvithel also occasionally writes for the Wunderwelt English blog, and has been featured in several fashion shows and events worldwide.
Her fashions can be seen on her etsy: etsy.com/shop/puvithel Instagram: instagram.com/puvithel/ and Facebook: facebook.com/Puvithel/