Here’s a new fashion term you need to know about – preppy goth aesthetic. Discover our horror chic AI-assisted fashion editorial inspired by the Netflix hit series Wednesday.
Hey gorgeous! This is the third installment in my AI-generated or rather, AI-assisted fashion editorial series. While the AI wave is going strong in every area like writing, search, etc., in this editorial series we’re exploring fashion shoot editorial and moodboard. So if you’re a fashion designer looking for new ideas, or looking for themes for your college fashion show, I hope my series inspires you.
I introduced my idea behind the AI fashion shoot series in the first part, so if you want to know more about the concept and process, please read Burlesque X Modesty: AI Fashion Editorial Series – 01
Wednesday: The Phenomenon
Even if you aren’t much of a fan of the horror genre, chances are you’ve heard of the hit Netflix TV show Wednesday, the “Addams Family” spin-off. Or seen its viral dance number. As with all things directed by Tim Burton, the show has a dark yet beautiful aesthetic. And while the namesake character Wednesday is not supposed to be a fashionista, the general vibe of the show can translate seamlessly into fashion. And that’s what I’m exploring in this theme.
Horror Chic/ Preppy Goth Aesthetic
Horror has always been fashion’s friend. There’s a mystique, a strong emotion in all things dark that fashion loves. That’s why Goth fashion became a thing back in the 13th century. While Goth fashion was inspired by the romantic side of horror, and all things horrific, Wednesday’s horror chic is inspired by the supernatural side of it, mixing with the tailored clothing that Wednesday’s character wears at school.
The horror aesthetic is like the darker version of dark academia aesthetic, with hints of sadism. Almost like dark academia X preppy goth. Think a tweed grey suit ripped and slashed with bits of red, as if they have old blood stains. A rust-colored velvet coat with black lapels, paired with black pinstripe pants and a turtleneck with horror print. A grey pant-suit with a slashed white shirt underneath that looks old and battered. A dusty grey skirt with rag-like layers.
The color palette includes shades that you’d never think would ever be included in a fashion editorial – mold green, dust grey, seaweed, rust, underwater green, chalk, blotched black, and best of all – a dusty faded denim.
Preppy X 80s Rock: AI Fashion Editorial Series – 02
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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