The History and Innovations of the Black Fashion

The History and Innovations of the Black Fashion

A constellation of moments became visible in the arts/visual culture (painting, fashion, branding) that contested any notion that black can only be said to function as surface, as a colour. Rather, one is impressed with the substantive material qualities of black clothing, which could never have held the same degree of intensity or form had they been designed in a “colour.” This will be shown through the design work of Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, and Junya Wanatabe, which rely on the vocabulary and diversity of black for their collections.

Goth Subculture and Fashion Style in Subcultural Theories

Goth Subculture and Fashion Style in Subcultural Theories

Goth subculture is a relatively underexplored topic in academia despite its continuing longevity and distinct sartorial style characterised by themes of the macabre, images associated with femininity, and an overwhelming emphasis on the colour black.

Conceptions of Sexuality and the Undead Vampire

Conceptions of Sexuality and the Undead Vampire

“Those Victorians always coupled sex with death,” writes Margaret Atwood in a recent short story published in The New Yorker. This particular comment comes at the conclusion of the story, after an elderly woman exacts fatal revenge on her childhood rapist, whom she encounters on a booze cruise for seniors.

Romanian Vampiric Dark Tourism Characteristics

Romanian Vampiric Dark Tourism Characteristics

The phenomenon of travelling to places associated with death, sufferance, disasters, mysticism, has diversified and spread very much in the last century (Stone and Sharpley, 2008). However, only relatively recent travels generically called “dark tourism” have captured the attention of researchers (Foley and Lennon, 1996a; Lennon and Foley, 2000).

Dark Tourism and an Orchestra of Emotions in the Darkness

Dark Tourism and an Orchestra of Emotions in the Darkness

Creativity has become a synonym of new models of production and consumption, adding the new values and elements that contribute to the touristic growth of a locality. It is a sign of contemporary thinking that contributes as a revitaliser for some regions, destinations and sites.

Goths and God: Theological Reflections on a Subculture

Goths and God: Theological Reflections on a Subculture

Musically and aesthetically, Goth emerged from the bleak and disillusioned post-punk era of Britain in the early eighties. Whilst both Punk and Goth responded to what they saw as the fracture and failure of society, their disillusionment found expression in different moods.

The Tattoo and Permanence in Body Modification

The Tattoo and Permanence in Body Modification

In its definition and also its application, the tattoo is permanent; this is to say it is a permanent body modification (Camphausen, 2000; Mercury, 2000; Millner & Eichold, 2001). If appropriately applied, it does not disappear through time, or “use”. It is the oldest and the best known of the different types of body modification (Hambly, 1925).

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