RADDAR7 takes great inspiration from the gothic era, transforming the dark imagery into modern graphic prints for our urban t-shirts. But where exactly did the ‘gothic’ come from and what does it refer to?
Many would immediately understand the term ‘Gothic’ to be an epithet evoking images of death, destruction and decay. However, the term ‘Gothic’ originally referred to a Germanic tribe, who were regarded as barbaric and uncultured, sometime around 325BC. The Goths originated in a land called Gothiscandza, identified as southern Scandinavia.
The term was later applied to a style of medieval architecture before being used to refer to a particular style of literature, where a fascination with death and the supernatural was at the core. This was in in the late 18th century. It was at this time that elements of gothic clothing were arguably present, with origins of contemporary Gothic style found in the Victorian cult of mourning.
However in the 1980s, a new gothic era began to emerge during the aftermath of the decline of the punk era. People started to identify themselves as Gothic through the music they listened to and the clothes they wore. The gothic culture began to grown, pushing the boundaries of what had previously been considered gothic.
Now, a widespread interest in the dark gothic subculture continues to develop, with cultural quirks filtering into dark aesthetics concerning the supernatural. Whilst Gothic fashion arguably still remains misinterpreted, connoting a group of violent, disturbed individuals, style icons including Dita Von Teese, demonstrate the beauty of gothic fashion and push it to the mainstream.
Gothic clothing usually contains a form of religious imagery, such as the Christian cross, or mythological characters like werewolves. These emit a dark, mourning feel, similar to that of the Victorian era.
Using dark, mysterious and graphic patterns, RADDAR7’s gothic beast leather look print black t-shirt, mixes fashion and art to create an eerie statement representing the revolt against the fashion styles of the 20th Century. It is a way to express the individual’s dark passion of danger and destruction where they can set free their wild, rebellious side.
With its dark gothic designs, RADDAR7 has a whole range of clothing reaching the urban male market ready for you to purchase – you can now get your gothic beast leather look print black t-shirt in the sale!
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