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Why Goth Fashion Will Never Die

Why Goth Fashion Will Never Die

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Since the seventies, Goth style permutations and subculture have continuously held their place in the fashion world. Despite Goth moving in and out of different influences and been difficult to pin down to a specific aesthetic, it’s love for the undead, and all thing macabre and dark with several offshoots ranging from Japanese street style has been consistent.

Gothic fashion has inspired the pairing of black, royal purple, red and another dark palate, these have been known to add element of mystery. Gothic fashion is the type that embraces science fiction just as much as Victorian influences.  Let’s look at some of the existing Goth fashion trends.

Health Goth

Health Goth aesthetics have been around for quite sometimes and the community is still expanding. Health Goth is a subcultural movement which is a new point of entry for people who’d instead pump Type O Negative than Taylor Swift or Maroon Five. Though Health Goth may look strange at first glance, the idea behind wearing this head to toe black wear is simple.

Some many people including Johnny Love, the Chicago based music promoter and producer are showing real interest in Health Goth. In 2017 summer, he launched a line of sports bras and t-shirts that subvert with sinister spin. Health Goth has continued evolving from a hashtag to popular culture and style, and it is heading in the way of music-oriented micro trends.

Street Goth

Goth style, the heavily accessorized fashion culture is now more than ever, being worn on the streets. Thanks to high fashion designers, Goth fashion has been at the forefront of hip-hop culture and streetwear. The Goth style consists of dark artistic clothing design in modern ways with premium material like leather finishing.

Rappers like Asap Rocky, Drake propel the Street Goth, and Kanye West and other celebrity have incorporated various part of their looks thanks to designers like Rick Ownes and Raf Simons. More fashion designers are emerging such as Shayne Oliver who brings a warrior and anarchist quality to this list of collections.

Goth ninja

Don't get it mixed up; Goth ninja is different from street Goth, although the look is similar regarding minimalist aesthetic and monochromatic color palette. Goth Ninja sticks to cult designer labels, and they came up at 2009 runway shows like Number (N)ine and Undercover, many other designers and brands like Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garcons also adopt the look.

Goth ninja trend included big coats, hooded jackets, and some bizarre headgear, some celebrities like Kylie Jenner sometimes adopt this tend to hide from the paparazzi. Goth ninja has seen an increase in women’s wear in the 2015 Adidas Y3 spring summer collection. As Goth fashion continues to navigate from one style to the other, only time will tell if this trend will keep evolving.


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