Some of the fashion shows of the season seem to be reprising the kitsch B-movie iteration of goth. We spot 1960s TV shows like The Addams Family and imagine Wednesday Addams (as some designers literally did, looking at the Prada woman’s hair), and the raised boulder shoulder of Uncle Fester at Louis Vuitton.
And moreover the tartan, typical of the punk era, together with spikes and chains, are hot again.
And when it comes to sunglasses, the brands are channeling the iconic neo-gothic formulae into retrofuturistic eyewear designs. The shapes vary from classic cat eyes, to geometric frames and minimalistic silhouettes, rounded or rectangular with sporty accents.
The look is bold and graphic, the glasses incorporate artistic vibes, little hints of colour, textures like lace, clip-ons with “robotic” mechanisms - a little bit Frankenstein-esque.
Most of these styles turn towards black; metal and acetate fight against each other for supremacy while the devil is the details: gold and glitter adorn creepy bone like bridges or extravagant temples. The frames are striking, chiselled and refined—where a mixture of the crazy and beautiful provides a vision of high- tech smoothness, and sharply constructed design.