|The collage created during the first International Mori Day event in 2014. (If you look closely you can see me, and maybe some other familiar faces!)|
So, if we started our own day of celebration, what would we do? I think we should try to emulate the aspects of ILD that make it so special and fun for the lolita community. Of course, meetups are fun if you can, but for the majority of us with no local community, we can share outfit photos with one another, celebrate and share our love for mori on social media, get a buzz going, share fun crafty posts, and anything really! Just celebrate the fashion we love together and keep the spirit of mori kei alive!
So, if we celebrate this day, when would it be held? Well, the first IMD was held the third Saturday in Sept of 2014. So this day would be the easiest to revive and keep going. However, I think we should do bi-annually, like ILD. Maybe both September and the third Saturday in April or May. This would allow for Fall and Spring outfits, and a lot of variety in content.
So, what do you think? Would you participate in International Mori Day? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments! I think this would be a fantastic way to keep mori relevant and alive in the J-Fashion community, especially now that mori has all but died in Japan. What do you think?