Gothic fashion is a clothing style worn by members of the Goth subculture; a dark, often doleful, eroticized fashion and style of dress. Typical Gothic fashion includes black dyed and crimped hair and black garments. Both masculine and female goths sometimes wear dark eyeliner and dark fingernails. Styles are sometimes borrowed from the Punks, Victorians and Elizabethans. BDSM imagery and paraphernalia are also common. Some haute couture designers, particularly Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, have been related to the goth aesthetic.
Cintra Wilson declares that "The origins of recent goth style are found in the Victorian cult of mourning." Valerie Steele is knowledgeable in the history of the style.
Punk fashion is the styles of clothing, haircuts, cosmetics, jewelry, and body modifications of the punk subculture. Punk fashion varies widely from Vivienne Westwood styles to styles modeled on bands like The Exploited. The distinct social dress of other subcultures and art movements, including glam rock, skinheads, rude boys, greasers, and mods have influenced punk fashion. Punk fashion has similarly influenced the styles of these groups, as well as those of preferred culture. Punks use clothing as a strategy of making a statement.
Deliberately offensive T-shirts were favored in the early punk scene,eg the infamous DESTROY T-shirt sold at SEX, which featured a reversed cross and a Nazi Swastika. These T-shirts, like other punk clothing items, were regularly torn on purpose. Other items in early British punk fashion included: Anarchy symbols ; brightly-colored or white and black dress shirts randomly covered in slogans ( like "Only Anarchists are pretty" ) ; fake blood ; patches ; and deliberately questionable pictures ( like portraits of Marx, Stalin and Mussolini ) were preferred. Leather rocker jackets and customised blazers were early, and remain a common fixture of punk fashion.
Punk fashion has been intensely exploited at numerous times, and many well-established fashion designers - like Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier - have used punk elements in their production. Punk clothing, which was at first home made, became mass produced and sold in record stores and some smaller specialty clothes shops by the 1980's.
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