Gothic influences on modern dress and pop culture can be seen everywhere, and it was only a matter of time before it would shift into something else and merge into other styles. That's exactly what happened with this fairly new style, nu goth. Nu Goth is a mix of gothic, Japanese version of the gothic look and the 1990s grunge. The lines between these trendy styles today are quite blurred: what is nu goth? What can be defined pastel goth? What about soft grunge? We don't like labels very much as you may already know if you have been following us for a while. We love the free spirits, the rebel and as rebel, we also rebel against the strenuous labelling that goes on in the alternative scene. Classic goths against nu goths. Nu goths that claim to be something else completely other than pastel goth and creepy cute. What do we think? We love these styles and we love that styles are merging together to create always new combinations. Creativity is blossoming like never before, and we are more free to express ourselves than ever.
So what is nu goth exactly?
Nu goth is not exactly about goth, that much we know. It's about black, symbols, denim shorts, ombre hair, pastels, purple, platform shoes, leggings, backpacks, studs, black lipstick, mermaid hair and occult symbols.
It's a new aesthetic that is influencing everyone and their mother, in every field. The internet is going nu goth crazy. Tumblr, Pinterest, Polyvore, they're all overflowing with inverted crosses and skeleton prints. And we think it has a fairly good amount of hipster trends and grunge in it (even if most nu goth princesses deny it.) We love the look, whether it's mostly black and obscure or more cutesy.
Defining a clothing style "nu-something" means that something disappeared before. This isn't the case for goth, because it never left in the first place. By the way, nu goth is just another demonstration that we crave for darkness, obscure, gothic and creepy vibes. That's why black never really goes away and neon and pastels have their short peaks of popularity during hot months, but that's about it. Black will never lose its power, not even over the mainstream culture and fashion styles. Nu goth is the best example: a more casual version of a full goth outfit, it can also be an attitude, a small detail. That's where it's different from pastel goth, that is quite an eccentric and colourful style.
What do you think about nu goth? Do you like it? Don't forget to have a look at the gallery below for some everyday obscure inspiration and to leave a comment below.
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