The Glam Goth Catwalks

Gothic Catwalks at Paris Fashion ShowSay hello to goth's sexy older sister - dark, dramatic, and with a hint of the Edwardian heroine, she played muse to a coven of designers.

With Twilight Eclipse in the cinema and a number of Vampire based shows on our TV screens it seems inevitable that the designers would catch onto the Gothic fashion trend and for this autumn/winter they have done just that.

Glam Gothic fashion as it has been dubbed was seen on the catwalks of Christopher Kane, Valentino, Givency, Alexander Wang and it’s a grown up take on the vampire look made popular by the likes of Twilight.

According to Instyle magazine: “Designers delved into their dark side this season with goth-inspired collections, contrasting luxe fabrics to create hard-edged looks.”

“Proenza Schouler sent out pale-faced, dark-haired mavens who epitomised the whole mood of this trend – think modern after-dark vamp prowling downtown bars.”

While Marie Claire advises us to “say hello to Goth’s sexy older sister- dark dramatic and with a hint of the Edwardian heroine, she played muse to a coven of designers.”

Online fashion store have taken this trend and applied it to many of their pieces in the Autumn/Winter collection. With items designed exclusively for Very by Fearne Cotton such as this gorgeous lace hoodie and this twist on the gothic lace dress, by using white lace and adding a beautiful bow detail tot he neckline.

Gothic Catwalks The Glam Goth in Paris Fashion ShowLace dresses was a key trend on the catwalks and it’s the easiest way to nail this look with Vogue reporting “Fashion has fallen in love with lace – from sweetly pretty day Gothic dresses to sensual see-through gowns and blouses.”

And one of the seminal shoe trends on the catwalks was the black lace ankle boot seen at Dior which can add a gothic twist to any outfit and it’s a style that is bound to be copied on the high street. If a boot is not your thing then go for a shoe with lace detailing – I’ve already noticed them popping up on the high street so they are bound to crop up more over autumn and winter. Or how about a sexy red heel to glam up a black outfit or even a pair of bondage sandals which will go well with a gothic inspired outfit.

However, Instyle does have a piece of advice for anyone looking to copy the style – “Don’t go “matchy mathcy” – lace on tights bag and shoes is too much.” So maybe stick to a sexy pair of lacy shoes then!