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The Gothic style is not only a “Wednesday” thing: this is what the 2023 catwalks showed us

The world has been “dyed” black. Netflix released this month Wednesdaythe series directed by Tim Burton which gives prominence to the daughter, played by Jenna Ortega, of the legendary Addams. The family, imagined by illustrator Charles Addams (his caricatures of him first appeared in The New Yorker in the 1930s), gave rise to numerous works, the first of which premiered in 1964.

In this reinterpretation he stands out for his character but also for his very distinctive clothing, which gives prominence to black. Wednesday captures, with its outfits, the Gothic 2.0 style.

Among their designs, stand out essentially dressed in the darkest color on the palette, with a very subtle print, and XXL V-necks. Also sweaters, which play with the duality of black and white, squares and rhombuses and of course their uniform which, unlike the rest of the students at the Ahora Más school, is black and gray. As for accessories, Miércoles almost always wears platform ankle boots.

One of the protagonist’s outfits is especially relevant: the one she wears at the Rave’N party. It is a black model with a neckline bardotmarked waist and ruffles with transparencies, the only one that responds to a more glamorous rock aesthetic.

The character’s wardrobe symbolizes one of the trends that promises to sweep in 2023: the gothic style. This was confirmed by the spring/summer catwalks with proposals that respond to this dark and mysterious aesthetic, with certain nuances.

How do you define yourself? Inspired by the Gothic movement, it is the symbol of belonging to a counterculture that advocates provocation. With black as the absolute protagonist, it also draws on fantastic influences (it refers to characters such as vampires) and even historical periods such as the medieval or the baroque.

Includes items such as short skirts, fishnet stockings, or more forceful symbols such as handcuffs or chains, which are worn superimposed. The designs are voluntarily unstructured. The shoes, like the Doc Martens or the Rangersare two key icons of his style.

On the catwalks

Versace spring/summer 2023 show.


Like other aesthetics such as bohemian, its appearance is constant, to a lesser or greater extent, on fashion catwalks. Looking ahead to next spring/summer, it promises to be, in a more subtle way, a notable trend.

This was confirmed to us for example Versacewith a collection that also included the aesthetic Barbiecore. Bella Hadid appeared in a dress with openings, with lace details and a transparent veil, which precisely play with the codes of aesthetics.

Paco Rabanne spring/summer 2023 show.


Paco Rabanne also advocated for this aesthetic, with a total look black, marked by imposing boots and a fringed skirt, enhanced by an off-the-shoulder top with a marked waist, made of leather.

Dior spring/summer 2023 show.


Dior He proposed a subtle version, with lace details and transparencies, which however also responds to this dark and elegant aesthetic at the same time.

Burberry spring/summer 2023 show.


Burberry surprised with a reinterpretation of her classics, including this velvet sweetheart neckline dress with a giant bow, which also captures this rock and glamorous spirit.

Saint Laurent spring/summer 2023 show.


Saint Laurent He also opted for his iconic designs, with strongly marked shoulder pads, and designs with transparencies, which refer to a minimalist aesthetic, with a Gothic touch.

Richard Quinn spring/summer 2023 show.


The maximum sophistication of the designs of Richard Quinn with tweed and metallic effects, is another proof that the style with gothic influences is a safe value for next year.

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