What sort of dark fashion trends will we see in 2019?
The nicer term for mall goth. I think we are going to be seeing more embellished clothing and accessories, so listen for sounds of chains rattling, straps jostling, zippers zipping, and belts tightening. Expect to see people getting caught on chairs and doors and each other, plus more lists of "problems only goths have."
On a related note I think we'll start seeing....
Yes, bondage pants. My jaw dropped when I saw my first bondage pant in over a decade at the Gucci store on 5th Ave. That same day I saw a KoRn shirt at Top Shop, and further thought that I was having a stroke or something. I don't know why I haven't seen bondage pants yet, but I'm sure they are coming, and Tripp, who has never stopped making them, will be very happy.
With bell sleeves, lace, and ruffles entering mainstream fashion again, it's no surprise that people have been wearing gothic lolita-inspired and romantic looks again. This is another style rehashed from the early 2000s that existed alongside Mall Goth looks. Why? My guess is that this counterculture ultrafeminine look contrasted with the more masculine punk and metal fashion of the time.
Next up we have looks that I like right now that could perhaps inspire others this year.
|my newest goth sack|
Humor: I'd also like to see more humorous and ironic items, like this Balenciaga Croc platform. I don't mean funny like dumb slogans on T-shirt. I really hate those.
Last and not least, my most favorite look on any runway or anywhere was Gucci's Spring 2018 line. I love the haircuts, loved the clothes, especially loved loved the glasses--It's what inspired me to get mine:
It's retro but in kind of a new and exciting way that I haven't really seen before. It's so decidedly uncool that it's somehow cool? You can bet I'm going to get one of those bad haircuts as soon as my hair grows out.
Anything you're looking forward to this year?