August 1st, 2016

What is the closest brush with 'Death' that the fashion has ever faced?

Every street fashion comes and goes. There's been many a discussion here and in other annals of the internet about Lolita 'dying' as a fashion, most of them related to down-tics in activity, a store closure, or lulls in releases. I haven't been around the fashion long enough to really remember all those early brushes with death the fashion might have had, so I'm opening it up to the floor. Was there ever a fellow street fashion that threatened to overtake it and put it out of business? Did interest lull at some point and fire sales happened? Indulge me and my pre-coffee question. I'm not saying Lolita is dying right now, but I'm just curious if it almost happened in the past.