Bows, laces, ribbons, balaclava, pearls, etc. in short, Dollcore, or doll fashion aesthetic, promises to sweep the market in 2023.
Ribbon bows and all you need to know about dollcore
Not as colorful as Barbiecore, and not as poetic of country life as Cottagecore, Dollcore is a small branch inspired by Japanese dolls, focusing on femininity, and sweetness. Pastel layers, balaclava hood, pearl accessories, lace, waist skirt, completed by doll shoes, Mary Jane chunky soles with high socks. An indispensable identification feature, if you want to follow this sweet fashion trend, is the ribbon bow – the hottest accessory in the first half of 2023.
Two fashion brands leading this trend are Simone Rocha and Shushu Tong. Simone Rocha made the sisters “cry” when creating the trend “Ribbon Tears” in the recent Fall-Winter 2023 collection, making ribbons and bows the hottest accessories in the first half of 2023. from Lughnasadh, the harvest festival in Ireland, Simone Rocha’s Fall-Winter 2023 collection is a visual feast of macramé, weaving, raffia brush, and embroidery – a combination. The harmony between the textures is shown on both the hair and the signature makeup.
Not to be outdone, SHUSHU/TONG’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection, “Pretty Woman”, is filled with super girly dresses and candy-sweet outfits. Antoinette or the gentle lolita beauty from the 90s with a palette of blue, white, pink, pale yellow, seductive laces, oversized bows, and ruffled floral pants.
To complete the Dollcore aesthetic, in addition to the costumes, makeup, and signature photography techniques cannot be ignored. The doll’s makeup is characterized by thick and long, curled eyelashes, large sparkling eyes, and bold “age-hacked” cheeks. In addition, Dollcore is influenced by classical aesthetics, including photography techniques and photo editing. Film cameras, or old digital cameras, combined with vintage filters will create a “porcelain doll” effect on the skin.
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