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...
Pictures from the London Edge Fashion Trade Show, February 2015.
With a flash of pink hair framing her face, and bejeweled cat-eye glasses perched on her nose, our leading lady secrets herself away in her studio. The ends of her creative fingers are finished with magic, glittery nails adorned...

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,...
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...
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...

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...
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,...
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...
The UK’s alternative fashion trade show, London Edge, had its bi-annual event in February. The catwalk shows had new brands as well as solid favorites, with new takes on gothic styles and interesting Victorian prints to show. Edgy lingerie...
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...
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...

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