Summer '23 Style Inspo; Jenna Ortega's Goth Wardrobe
With goth fashion a trend for summer 2023, let's take inspiration from the current queen of all-black style, Jenna Ortega
Goth fashion has remained on the radar since its inception in the 1970s. Originally inspired as a subculture by the goth rock music scene, it has repeatedly reappeared at the forefront of fashion. As well as the music scene, cinema has strongly influenced and strengthened the dark fashion trend. Tim Burton's 1988 movie 'Beetlejuice' features a teenage Winona Ryder in all-black outfits including lace and a black veil. 1999's 'The Matrix' infused goth fashion with the 90's cyberpunk genre.
In the 2020s, the success of Tim Burton's 'Wednesday' has refuelled the allure of gothic fashion. In terms of screen depictions, 'Wednesday' traces its origins to the 1964 black and white television sitcom, 'The Addams Family'. Carolyn Jones as the mother figure, Morticia Addams, can easily be seen as the original queen of goth fashion.
Jenna Ortega, a 20 year old Californian actress, plays the central role of Wednesday Addams in Burton's Netflix reimagining. With her large, ultra-dark eyes and collected disposition, she makes for the perfect model of goth fashion. Below is a selection of her edgiest goth inspired outfits to date:
While, in many people's minds, goth fashion may be associated most strongly with the Halloween period, it is showing its strength and trending for summer 2023. In the July 2023 edition of British Vogue, the "dark glamour" of goth fashion is singled out as making "a rebellious statement". (British Vogue magazine, July 2023 edition). Vogue also signalled goth style as a key resort 2023 trend, with numerous leading brands including Gucci, Chloé, Max Mara, Anna Sui and Balenciaga including atmospheric all-black ensembles in their collections. (vogue.com, December 2022) On top of this, the goth trend is set to continue further into the decade as, it is estimated that the second season of Netflix's 'Wednesday' will premier in the autumn of 2024. (decider.com)
With the current summer '23 goth trend and Jenna Ortega's inspiring style in mind, let's look at the standout goth inspired fashion available right now:
In the comments below, let me know which of Jenna Ortega's all-black ensembles you like the most and why. Thank you for viewing, Gina.
British Vogue magazine, July 2023 edition. Pages 46-47.
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