we are (at least in North America) in the throws of the grunge revival (blame Urban Outfitters). Shredded denim shorts and lace over vintage oversize rock tees and teenagers that are proclaiming their love for Nirvana and music festivals. I hate it. I was never into grunge (even though I am old enough that I lived through it) and honestly I can’t wait for it to be over. I have yet to see a pair of high waist cutoff Levis shorts actually make a girl look…good.
If what’s going on in Europe is any indication, this trend is on the way out, and a new one that I much prefer is on the way in. A much darker trend. Goth is coming back, and maybe with a bit of industrial thrown in for good measure.
Now, this isn’t the goth of years past, with ill fitting bondage pants and more piercings than you can count. It’s more of goth revisited – all black, of course, but broken up with white contrasts, leather and some street-wear inspiration thrown in. I guess it’s more of a watered down goth, but I like it.
I have only seen really good examples of this trend coming out of France, and other than the few people in Vancouver that never grew out of the original style, I haven’t seen this nuvo-goth trend show up yet. But I hope it does. Here are a few examples of what I’m talking about. They aren’t fully formed permutations of this trend, but I think you’ll understand where I’m going with this –
If you haven’t noticed….this is a new blog post! I haven’t written anything for ages, as I have been busy working on my business, Search & Rescue Denim, but I really wanted to get back to adding some new content to The Style Butcher. We’re heading into winter here in Vancouver now, so I don’t know how many street style posts I will be able to come up with, but for now, I’ll try to keep up with the fashion writing. Maybe once a week? We’ll see.
If you’d like to see what else I’ve been up to, I’m on Instagram all the damn time, posting our current projects. Come check it out if you like! Right now, on top of all of our custom aprons, we are working on denim vests, denim jackets, and t-shirts for the Fall.
That’s it for tonight.