London Fashion Week celebrated the return of dark and gothic trends with a new zest of glamour and style. Designers like Giles Deacon, Mark Fast, Antonio Berardi played with Grey shades of black to give them a little extra posh. Gareth Pugh’s collection was a very theatrical one with some black samurai like creations, voluminous skirts all made of goat fur, and dresses made from zippers, safety pins and PVC. The focus was on strong, emphasized shoulders in dark grays and black which made her models look like legendary warrior queens. The entire gothic look was finished with white face make up and black lipstick.
Mark Fast played with Gothic style in a much softer way by adding tones and shades of silky brown. The long lengths flowy gowns gave that Goth-meets-glam texture for a darkly modern look. Antonio Berardi sent ‘revolutionized version of Goth’ models down the runway with their a little less Gothic looks and a little more glam attitudes, the models became the perfect epitome of mysteriousness with a style.
Gray is the new black for Pringle of Scotland, the new black, the new dark statement made by Pringle of Scotland in London Fashion Week with its fall collection that was an ultra stylish compilation of bewitching aura and dark and dull gothic colors. Giles Deacons line featured “femmes fatales in a gothic disco” that seemed to be inspired by horror flick “The Masque of The Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe. Showpieces in the shades of dark blood reds, blacks, blues and grays were puffy satin vests, webbed looking sweaters, billowy floor sweeping capes, and insecticidal dresses. To complete the dark look, also Deacon’s models walked out wearing white face makeup, black lipstick and in some cases, gauzy veils tied around their faces.