We don't know whether to blame the moody, grey weather or TV's obsession with vampires, but fashion has taken a dark, gothic turn.
Leather, lace, and vampy lips have inspired the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 collections of Versace, Givenchy, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti and other fashion designers.
Dark and decadent, gothic glamour is not a trend to be tried during the summer. But, as the nights are drawing in and the temperature still dropping, dark colours and bold make-up are seasonally appropriate.
But this isn’t the traditional goth we all know from our angst-ridden teen years; leather is now getting paired with lace, sheer panels and luxe velvet. Think of intricate cross necklaces, embellished stilettos and sheer, studded ankle boots and you’ll be on the right track with accessorizing. This trend is more Evan Rachel Wood than Marilyn Manson so try not to overdo things and stick to one or two key accessories.
Like what you see?
Why not get a few glamour goth pieces for your own wardrobe?
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