The “it” theme in fashion this fall is already well underway - “Gothic Glam” is here with a vengeance.
Thanks to a curious cultural subscript that sees a fusion of the vampire craze spawned by the Twilight Series in the last decade, coupled with some of the old-word aesthetic sensibilities seen on shows like Game Of Thrones, sprinkled with the pastel and neon color palette that has dominated the last 12 months in fashion, and then sealed with some of the daring and edgy construction we are seeing from emerging superstar Canadian designers such as Michael Kale (featured photo) and Greta Constantine, and the look of F/W 2013 is being borne in front of our very eyes.
Its always curious when art imitates life, and this happens most often with fashion. It is sometimes impossible to look at history without looking at the fashion of the time - a tale is always told, a narrative leaping from the cloth and illuminating the observer with rich markers and indicators of the cultural nodes and amalgams.
It is truly fascinating to behold, and something tells me this may be the dawn of another era in fashion.
The early 2000s left many searching for an “identity” that could be pointed to - many lament that as everyone was swept up in the excitement of entering the 21st century, it took almost a decade for anything remotely resembling a definitive aesthetic ethos to be able to be pointed to.
Apparently we are still in the middle of that transition. Where will things end up?
Is Gothic glam the visual battle cry in fashion as we move deeper into the 2010s?
I would love to know what you think!