Join us at J-Fashion University for your online education. Classes begin on September 4th, 8:00 AM PDT. All classes will be hosted on the Bay Area Kei Twitch channel unless otherwise noted. Final exams and the graduation ceremony will take place on Sunday!
Saturday, September 4th
Petticoats 101: Everything You Need To Know About Petticoats
Fluffy Kawaii Jo (she/her)
Learn everything you need to know about petticoats. Fluffy Kawaii Jo will share what she learned in researching and comparing 15 different petticoats. She will talk about shape, size, comfort, length, material, poof level, where to buy and how to find the perfect one for you!
Where to Buy: Lolita Fashion & Accessories
Want to know where to buy all the poofy dresses and matching accessories? Come join and learn all the places to shop, from brand to indie to secondhand, we'll cover it all!
Para Para 075: Becoming a Para Para All-Star Without Actually Getting Up and Moving
Do you want to learn more about para para without actually learning a para para routine? What do gyaru have to do with a substyle of eurodance? And why is Mickey Mouse waving his arms around on TV?Join Kai as we go over the long history of para para from the 80s to today!
Ultimate Gyaru 101: Guide to Start in the Style
Gyaru is a subculture that was born in the early 90s to go against Japanese beauty and behavioral standards. During the last years we've seen the third boom which came with a lot of new people interested in joining the style and wanting to learn more about that. In this panel you'll learn all the basics to be Gyaru. Where that comes from? How can you start? Which are the Gyaru substyles and how to can choose for yourself? And much more.
J-fashion of the Last Decade: Cult Party-kei and Dolly-kei
J-fashion trends and movements, due to how reliant they are on stores that provide community spaces and dictate trends, can seemingly disappear overnight. Two fashions from the early 2010s that had fell out of favor by the end of the decade, yet are frequently confused with each other, are Cult Party-kei and Dolly-kei. In this panel, we'll talk about the aesthetics and evolution of the styles, how to bring their influence into your wardrobe, and discuss how they have evolved and currently exist in communities, both online and offline.
Posing Panel 101
Plentiful Pie (she/her)
The perfect outfit deserves the perfect photo! Not sure what to do in front of the camera? Professor Plentiful Pie (with a PhD in Posing the house down) will give practical tips and examples for looking your best!
Old School for Newbies
Do you long after pieces in GLB snaps? Want to learn to love cotton? Bored of border prints? Join frillSquid on a journey through the recent past to learn how to wear lolita in an old-school style.
Creating Your Mori Kei Wardrobe
Have you ever wanted to start wearing Mori Kei, but were unsure where to start? This panel will help you to navigate the waters of starting your own Mori wardrobe. From what kind of clothes to buy, fabrics, cuts, and layering, we will walk through the best ways to start exploring mori fashion for yourself.
Becoming a Decora Kid!
Discover the freedom of dressing like the rainbow and beyond by jumping into Decora fashion! With community leaders Kamilah and Monique (the founders of International Decora Day, Emptying the Clips Comic, and much more) you will get expert knowledge in clashing patterns and piling on stickers!
Saturday, September 5th
Beauty is Pain: J-Fashion in the Mental Health Sphere
Feminism, activism, and self-care are intertwined with the wear and creation of Japanese street fashions. Your frills are your armor; Come learn more about JFashion’s mental healther and activism roots – and the psychology behind it – with artist Lulu VanHoagland, menhera designer Puvithel, and therapist Jehlei! *trigger warning: discussions of mental health
Whimsical World of Wigs
Coping Through Art – Menhera
J-Fashion and Social Media
A discussion of how social media has affected J-fashion culture and advice on how you can further your reach while remaining genuine and socially accountable without letting social media adversely affect your own notion of self-worth. *trigger warning: discussions of mental health, body image
Mori Kei: An Introduction to Forest Fashion
Voices in the Kawaii Riot
Mixing Alternative Styles for Beginners
Kamilah (she/her) of Hard Decora