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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...
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...
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...
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...

Cyber Gothic Factory

In the run up to the 20th anniversary of the creation of Cyber Gothic Factory, Gothic Beauty thought it was about time to speak to Jean, founder and creative mind behind the Canadian brand, famous for personalised bullet belts,...
Founded a little over ten years ago, fashion label Punk Rave has become synonymous with intricate, yet eminently wearable, gothic designs. Their skin tight leggings are sexy but edgy, their tops scream post-punk style with jagged edges and torn...
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...
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...
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...
Pictures from the London Edge Fashion Trade Show, February 2015.
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,...

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