Hello! It’s Papermaiden again. Thank you for the warm welcome you gave me for the previous article. This time, it’s a feature rather than a flash: We’ll focus on one topic, in occurrence, the Love Letter One Piece by Galaxxxy, from their 2016 Spring/Summer collection.
If this dress looks familiar, it’s probably because last year, we’ve seen it twice in very prominent positions — namely in the music videos for BPM15Q’s “Hakuchuumu” and Oyasumi Hologram’s “Neuromancer”.
When I first saw the dress, I just assumed it was from a cute, otome-like brand despite the flashy colours of the print. I went through two years of MILK look books from 2016 and 2015, nothing of the sort popped up. This obstacle fueled my ongoing frustration and convinced me to dedicate an entire article to the thing.
Just in case, I checked on databases such as Lolibrary if it had been catalogued there, and I found this wonderful dress in a similar theme by Jane Maple, which was also released in 2016.
Google reverse image search provides nothing of substance. Well, turns out I forgot to look at the obvious and it was under my nose all along: Oyasumi Hologram officially collaborated with Galaxxxy for the costumes, as listed in the video description box.
Galaxxxy surprised me slightly in its idol friendliness. While I knew them mainly for their anime-themed collaborations (and their collections with Rinrin Doll), they also collaborated with Cheerz, featuring Mashiro back when she was in DEEP GIRL, before she defected for CY8ER. While a couple of conspiracy theories about Rinahamu’s involvement around the brand could be written at this point, I’ll let Maniac handle the fanfictions (for now).
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