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Style discussion: Ethnic/Cultural lolita substyles?

This is a thought that's been running through my head ever since I saw a post on a Tumblr secret blog talking about how some people think Wa Lolita is a form of Cultural Appropriation.

There is little to no evidence of a real effort toward creating good Wa or Qi (sp?) Lolita coordinates, and while the same could be said of punk, the fact that Wa lolita tends to become a newbie mistake more often than not makes me wonder what its role in the community really is.

Of course, like everything else, there are some really fantastic examples of Wa and Qi lolita out there, but sometimes the bad outweighs the good, and the lack of other influences (South African or Asian Subcontinent lolita, anyone?) makes me a bit... sad.

Personally, I like the idea of bringing in new influences to lolita clothing. I think that the proper research should be performed, as with anything that comes with the borrowing of styles and ideas, but I don't think non-western styles should be avoided, either.
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