Study on the Lolita Complex of Korea Girl Group's School look image Fashion

국내 걸그룹 교복이미지 패션에 나타난 롤리타 콤플렉스(Lolita Complex)

  • Shin, Param (Dept. of Human Ecology, Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Hyojin (Dept. of Fashion Design, Chonbuk National University)
  • 신파람 (전북대학교 생활과학과 의류학전공) ;
  • 이효진 (전북대학교 의류학과)
  • Received : 2017.04.24
  • Accepted : 2017.07.10
  • Published : 2017.08.31


This study systematically identified the influence of the school look fashion image on public culture, which is used for increasingly sexualized marketing appeal by domestic Girl Groups. We examined and analyzed the school look fashion image of Girl Groups, focusing on the Lolita complex which is particularly influential in the sexual appeal of domestic popular fashion. The method of this study is based on a literature review from the years 2007 to 2016, when the female girl groups began to receive attention. The music videos of the female girl groups in the top 100 charts of 'Melon' from 2006 to 2-16, which provides the largest mobile music service in Korea, were watched and analyzed as primary data. As a result, it was found that the 'school fashion look image' of adolescence which was used as costumes for Girl Groups, plays a role in commercializing the image of a 'girl', and the types and characteristics of school look fashion image are drawn in two ways. First, it is the image of a seductive Lolita complex. This is the case where young girls wear school look fashion image to emphasize their sexual maturity. Second, it is the case that is using the school look fashion image in order to perform with the 'young girl' concept, as an image of the enchanting Lolita complex; in addition, the erotic body image is more explicitly exposed through choreography and nakedness.



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