Goth Geisha, Women's Direction FW 2014-2015

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Fairytale ideals of the Orient are over, as a gothic temptress rises in dark, rebellious imperial clothing for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 season, say the trend analysts at Tempering seemingly modest traditionalism with references to bondage and fetishism, this trend inspires a nighttime intensity across both apparel and accessory styles.

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Updating traditional Eastern styles with a dark Western flair, Goth Geisha apparel makes a romantic statement on the runways. Prada opt for an austere floral placement two-piece, as moody blooms surface on black grounds across a mini dress and cape at Leonard. Christopher Kane experiments with sheer underlays on an ornately wrought leather midi dress.

image courtesy Trendstop: Prada, Leonard, both Fall/Winter 2013-14, Molteni & C, Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2013-14.


Taking cues from the catwalks, we see Goth Geisha elements emerge in early indicator retail collections. A pleated mini dress seduces with sheer panels at Valentino, as River Island offer an elegant kimono complete with devore detail and tassels. Topshop opt for a more casual interpretation, incorporating ornate jacquard print on a black jersey sweat.

image courtesy Trendstop: Valentino, River Island, both Fall/Winter 2013-14, Nendo, Topshop Fall/Winter 2013-14.


A Goth Geisha would be nothing without her treasure trove of darkly sophisticated accessories, as styles fuse Oriental elegance with fetishistic qualities. Alexander McQueen’s thigh-high heeled boots inspire notions of leather corsets, as Ruffian’s statement gold collar is finished with a large horsehair tassel. Haider Ackermann adds interest to an ankle bootie with woven textures and layered skinny straps.

image courtesy Trendstop: Alexander McQueen, Ruffian, both Fall/Winter 2013/14, Gandia Blasco, Haider Ackermann Fall/Winter 2013-14.


A parallel theme surfaces in accessory designs from directional retail stores, indicating a key look to translate into collections for next Fall/Winter. ASOS offer a pair of chunky geisha-inspired platform sandals, as bejeweled earrings are finished with fine chain tassels at Topshop. A boxy clutch is worked in quilted leather and gold metal detailing at Lulu Guinness – a perfect piece for party season wardrobes.

image courtesy Trendstop: ASOS, Topshop, both Fall/Winter 2013-14, Sonja Bischur Spring/Summer 2013, Lulu Guinness Fall/Winter 2013-14.
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