We have absolutely no desire to fit in”. Killstar are a rebellious label. Having been established for just six years the fashion house has reinvented goth for a new generation. As if their credentials needed any further confirmation, they...
In the midst of my all black wardrobe full of fishnet, sheer, and studs were two ill-fitted and garishly bright anime tees--one Pokemon and one Dragonball Z. There were simply no other choices. Not to age myself, but my...
In fact, I think even Wednesday Addams would have appreciated the cheeky self-awareness of the brand and its designs that seem to say I'm dark and I know it, deal with it. Killstar, a UK-based brand established in 2010, delivers dark pieces with...
Utter the word "Goth" and images of pastels, and sparkles, and sugary sweet cookies and candies are probably not the first things to enter your mind. But then again, if you're a person who's well-versed on the  buffet of subcultures out there today,...
Pictures from the London Edge Fashion Trade Show, February 2015.

The Masks of Vincent Cantillon

The human mind is hardwired to see faces in everything. We see eyes and noses where there are none: in bark, clouds, and fallen snow. Perhaps this is why Vincent Cantillon’s masks are so striking. A face can shift...
Corsetry has long been associated with toughness, tightness, and the tantalizing frill of femininity. An ancient garment, sexual, though conservative, the corset has been used for millennia. It was the clothing of select royalty throughout various empires, and has...
The Steampunk subculture has seen a huge growth in popularity and mainstream appeal. However, it would be an injustice to write off Kato's Steampunk Couture as a brand created by a designer jumping on a current trend. While the...
A young Kathleen Marie sat in her 9th grade history class, watching a re-enactment of the French Revolution. As part of the act, a nun entered the classroom, but in place of her traditional nun’s habit she came wrapped...
Severe, sexy and intense - PurPur Fashions are a wild card in both Australian and Russian Alt fashion scenes. Featuring both ready to wear and bespoke designs, it’s a custom dressmaking and clothing studio that caters to Goths, fetishists...
Inspired by sci-fi and fantasy literature, the creations by Lelash invoke a futuristic darkness that makes for unique club wear and everyday fashions. A creative cut from Australian Cyber Goth, Lelash is an emerging new presence in fashion from...
It’s a safety net of some sort, a “must have” that goes hand in hand with elegance and class. Just like a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, it’s what a woman often reaches for when she wants to...

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