Style magazines such as Gothic Beauty have given repeat features to a select few gothic fashion designers who began their labels in the 1990s, such as Kambriel, Rose Mortem, and Tyler Ondine of Heavy Red.
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Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, antiquated and homogenous features. A dark, sometimes morbid fashion and style of dress, Goth fashion can be recognized by its stark black clothing.
Ted Polhemus described goth fashion as a "profusion of black velvets, lace, fishnets and leather tinged with scarlet or purple, accessorized with tightly laced corsets, gloves, precarious stilettos and silver jewelry depicting religious or occult themes". Furek noted "Goth is a revolt against the slick fashions of the 1970s disco era and a protest against the colorful pastels and extravagance of the 1980s.
Despite this, the album gave the band their highest chart position in the US at number 12.
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