NY fashion week for spring/summer 18 has come and gone. Here are a few notables that I'd like to discuss.
Ashish was really the only one who screamed "I'm goth" and, yes, it's likable and wearable. But it's basically the goth brands...except sequins. You got the Wednesday Addams thing above and the nu-goth ironic sweater below. Yawn.
So, back in December of 2016, I pretty much announced that I was bored of the "modern witch" style, though I still think it's a great everyday look and in hindsight, I'll say that it pretty much saved goth fashion. For me anyway. There was some point in the late 00s when the styles that excited my imagination just...didn't anymore. I got bored of it. The self-expression side and performance art side of it just wasn't there anymore (until nu-goth/modern witch).
So that was just a long intro to the Gareth Pugh collection, which when I heard he did an "art fashion video" I rolled my eyes SO. DAMN. HARD. Usually that kind of stuff is SO dumb. I ended up watching all 16 minutes of it and it took me back to my own version of what "goth" was, which is a kind of a relict at this point. Dark, but in an ugly and troubling way. "Triggery" and horrifying. It reminded me of young me watching Help Me I'm in Hell or Happiness in Slavery.
The music reminded me of the Ant-Zen noise that shaped me in the way traditional goth music shaped many of my readers. Not sure if it'll be your thing, but the video is below. Stills first:
|the modern dance was one of my favorite parts|
As for the clothes, we've got future space ninja assassin:
and a more wearable flame drapey dress I'll bet someone will knock off.
The other collection I loved was Gucci's bizzaro 80s/vintage. Seriously...no fucks given. I just wouldn't even know what to think if goth versions of this showed up on my instagram feed. I'd think they lost their minds, and I think I'm totally trying this. That's pretty much my standard for things that excite me. What will make me stop scrolling on instagram. I need to buy new glasses soon, and I ALREADY KNOW which ones I'm buying.
|if this were in black...|
|also if this were in black...much better use of sequins than Ashish|
|this is pretty much goth. I'm going to bet that one of the goth brands will knock this off a year from now.|
|Dude what is this!? I also love the smeared lipstick|
|I predict long wavy hair will be in and long modest dresses...|
Also not dark fashion, but I like, is Rocksanda. I could see this influencing dark styles, especially the sleeves. It really isn't hard being a goth brand. Just take the below styles and make them black.
|extra long sleeves and "poet" tops. The pants too.|
Victorian styles at Simone Rocha kind of reflect what I've been seeing at a lot of fast fashion stores, and I'm kind of surprised I'm not seeing a lot of people embracing victorian goth, since it's having a moment right now. Maybe it's too soon? I know I want to buy some "modest" clothing...I almost bought such a dress at HM the other day, but the quality was terrible.