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.

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 Origin and Development of the Creative Goth Subculture

The Origin and Development of the Creative Goth Subculture

The origin of the word Goth is connected to the Roman Empire but has little or nothing to do with the subculture. Goths were a Germanic tribe who helped in the defeat of the Roman Empire. In contrast, the gothic novel of the eighteenth-century is a pioneer of the modern understanding of the term gothic by being a genre related to the mood of horror, morbidity and darkness.

An Introduction to the Staring Gaze of Steampunk

An Introduction to the Staring Gaze of Steampunk

Imagine Jules Verne as an inventor instead of an author. Imagine Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, a submarine capable of speeds rivalling modern Seawolf-class attack submarines, as a reality. Imagine Frank Reade as historical figure instead of a fictional persona; imagine his steam-powered robots as a fact of the American frontier. Envision a world where the speculative dreams of Victorian and Edwardian writers like Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, and Edgar Rice Burroughs were realities instead of fantasies, and you begin to see the world through steampunk lenses.

The Evolution of the Perceptions of the Goth Subculture

The Evolution of the Perceptions of the Goth Subculture

Divides between fans of Goth music in the mid-1980’s to late 1990’s split them into different waves and groups of Goths. While the music is the foundation of the Gothic subculture, the fashion and particular interests of its members are the branches of it.

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