Rose, Megan Catherine

UNSW Sydney

Dr Megan Catherine Rose is an Australian researcher at the Vitalities Lab, UNSW Sydney, Australia and is affiliated with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making and Society. She has worked with the community in Harajuku since 2012 and  is a kawaii fashion practitioner herself, enjoying lolita fashion and other "alt-girl" colourful styles since 2009. 


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    Introduction The sensational appearance of kawaii fashion in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighbourhood—full of freedom, fun, and frills— has captivated hearts and imaginations worldwide. A key motivational concept for this group is “kawaii” which is commonly translated as “cute” and can also be used to describe things that are “beautiful”, “funny”, “pretty”, “wonderful”,...Read more