Lolita Fashion Show and Contest at MATA Expo 2015 Philippines

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The best in local Lolita fashion figured prominently in the spotlights of an international event as  MATA Expo 2015 Philippines featured the Lolita Fashion Show and Contest last weekend at One Esplanade SM Central Business Park.  Mata Expo has been a multicultural trade show that promotes many worthy causes, in particular, fostering awareness for issues regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing people and raising funds for breast cancer cure research. Mata Expo has toured all over the world, spreading the message of multiculturalism in the US and Canada, and now in the Philippines.  For our complete coverage of MATA Expo 2015  itself, click here.

 

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Mata Expo 2015 comes back to the Philippines after two successful events in the country. This unique event that celebrates cultural diversity through a trade show with exciting features and attractions like this Lolita Fashion Show and Contest . It is a consistently anticipated event attended by thousands of people not only from Manila, but from all over the Philippines and all over the world, particularly those from the deaf and hard-of-hearing community who are excited and proud in organizing and taking part in this unique occasion.

 

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On our team for this coverage are Bryan, our Head Photographer; our Spokesmodel, Aichi; our sessionist photographer Ianah; and our Cosplay Model Ami.

 

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Diversity couldn’t be as evident, or as lovely, as Lolita Fashion, which figures prominently in modern Japanese  lifestyle but its appeal has since spread over the world and has reached the Philippines.   Fans of course want to express their passion through the Lolita Fashion Contest that started  early that afternoon.  Contestants, dressed in their best Lolita-inspired outfits, took to the catwalk and put on a good show for the audience.  After the catwalk, there was a question and answer portion as to let people know more about themselves and their love for Lolita Fashion.  Later on, the winners were announced and wonderful prizes were awarded.

 

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As Lolita Fashion has reached our shores and gained a devoted following, designers here in the Philippines have been inspired to made their own lines and have made amazing world-class creations.  Their lines were put under the spotlight that afternoon at MATA Expo. This unique show featured fashion lines Dorotee Sweetlips, Dolldelight , Dolly Kaye and La Princesse Tea Doll.  It was a feast for the senses as one by one, enchanting doll-like models took to the catwalk in exquisite Lolita creations crafted by the most dynamic designers in the country.  All were enthralled by the delightful spectacle put on stage.

 

From La Princesse Tea Doll:

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From Dorotee Sweetlips:

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From Dolly Kaye:

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From Dolldelight:

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After the show, the models were gracious in having photos with the attendees, and how the people loved them!  We took the opportunity to do shoots with them as well, and it was a most pleasant experience as it wasn’t every day we get the chance to take photos of such wonderful people donning remarkable outfits that are veritably works of art.

 

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Our team and everyone else who came had so much fun and enjoyed the event thanks to the very thorough and thoughtful efforts of the designers and organizers.  Thanks also to our friends among the models and contestants: Mayu, Sillykonpeito, Miyumi, Vanessa, Ding, Wynona, Razel, Lin Ling, Mina, Eiri, Chelsea, PinkBarbieDoll, and some others too beautiful I temporarily forgot their names.  Thanks also to our photographer friends Pef, Bernard, Kuro, and Marvin, and to our many cosplayer friends at the event. They had lots of fun too.

For our complete coverage of MATA Expo 2015  itself, click here.

For a video of the fashion show:

 

 

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Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack

Xtian Mack took up AB English Studies, Major in Creative Writing at UP Diliman. Currently works for a medical transcription company. He is the Creative Director of The Cosplay Cafe: arkadymac.com, doing photography, writing, and reporting for the website. His line of photography specializes in cosplay event coverage, having covered 300 events in a span of 3 years. Loves cute and furry things.