Session 6 : Goth

Today we had our last constellation session with Cath before the Easter Break.

We covered the Goth subculture briefly. We discussed how the subculture originated and what it’s stereotypical style and themes. The Gothic subculture owes its origins to British Gothic and Horror literature e.g. Frankenstein and Dracula. It is also influenced by the Victorian style. Themes such as death, hauntings, decay and monstrosity are evident in the subculture – this lends itself to the Gothic style, which consists mainly of dark or black clothing made of lace, velvet etc. The Goth style incorporates both faux-period elements with fetish styles, for example the combination of corsetry with PVC fabrics. This was the final case study we would be looking at with Cath.



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