Back in the day, goths were looked down on and “normal” people were very unaccepting of their fashion choices. Today, Gothic influences are creeping into commercial fashion almost everywhere. From Alexander McQueen to Saint Laurent to Diesel. Leather and lace have even become leading winter trends which cannot be missed. I love that nowadays you can find a few Gothic garments in any store, even the “cheap” retailers stock some Gothic items. Every Fashion Week I find a few designers whose collections I absolutely adore because of the obvious Gothic influences. I am passionate about bringing Gothic influence into commercial fashion because I believe the two can work together; they don’t need to be opposing ideas as they were in the past.
Here are some of my favourite Gothic inspired looks from AW 14/15:
And here are my favourites from last year (AW 13/14):
There were many more but these were the ones that stood out for me the most. I hope to see the Gothic and dark romantic influence grow to create more beautiful garments like these.