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Contemporary Gothic Style

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7 April 2015
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Fashion comes in patches, bits of elements, things, ideas put together. When fashion feels the need to express all these, it is all put into a design that focuses on a certain style.  

If we plunge into the era of mysterious, dramatic emotions, gothic style captured the hearts of many fashion lovers. Inspired from the goth subculture, this sometimes morbid fashion comes in glamorous sparkles within time. Fashion designers like Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Phillip Plein, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto introduced the gothic style on the runways. They went to another step of goth, it was the "Haute Goth" as Cintra Wilson put it in the New York Times.

Also, Cintra Wilson said that "The origins of contemporary goth style are found in the Victorian cult of mourning."  The style implies dark clothes, white complexion, dark hair, black lips and nails.

"Goth is a revolt against the slick fashions of the 1970s disco era and a protest against the colorful pastels and extravagance of the 1980s ... One can paradoxically argue that the Goth look is one of deliberate overstatement as just a casual look at the heavy emphasis on dark flowering capes, ruffled caps, pale makeup and dyed hair demonstrate a modern-day version of late Victorian excess." researcher Maxim W. Furek said.

The contemporary goth style in fashion put on its glitz without forgetting about the grunge. It depends on what it wants to express whether is a state of rebellion, a sort of intrinsic mysterious energy or the desire to be extravagant in a sort of exotic, non conventional way. Many of the designers want to keep that in mind and give to that dark side a sort of modern sparkle whether it is on the accessory, the clothing or the attitude.

Fashion symbols like Dita Von Teese or Victoria Beckham show today that the gothic style is also about chic and elegance. They are not afraid to come out with a gothic energy but put on, once in a while, a bit of color. That, I believe, is more contemporary!

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Editor Andra Oprea

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Makeup & Styling Maria Neagu

Model Alice S.

With the special makeup thanks to

the brand Elis Faas from the website 

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