Saturday, November 6, 2010
While Siouxsie Sioux was at the forefront of establishing a goth subcultural look for would be goths in the late 1970's, early 1980's.... Patricia Morrison was important for being a high profile goth female carrying on the goth look in Rock, when not many female goth musicians were active.
Patricia was the prominent lead singer in the Sisters of Mercy, starting from 1987. Along with Andrew Eldritch, she was a prominent Goth Muso in a band that had good success with songs like dominion, This Corrosion and temple of love.
The teased hair and goth eye makeup was no doubt a prominent influence on many goths.
She ended up marrying Dave Vanian from the Damned, joined his band, and still maintains a stylish goth look when she plays with them.
The two main alt fashion events in Australia are LunarMorph in Sydney and Circa Nocturna in Melbourne (which I have a bit to do with).
I havent got to Lunarmorph yet, and having a baby, may find it even trickier to get there these days, but have been following it, and it does seem to have evolved over the years into quite the event. Sydney has some great alt fashion designers, and they can put on a show. The first big alt fashion show in Australia, Edge City came from Sydney after all, so its fitting that a regular event is held there.
This years event was accompanied by an orchestra pit full of vintage syntesizers.
As is the current trend at the moment, the Lunarmorph parade was presaged by an associated steampunk event - Steampunk Symposium.
All this is part of the Under the Blue Moon Festival, a goth festival held in Australia, as well as part of Sydney Fringe Festival.
This years Lunarmorph featured a Melbourne buddy of mine, the delightful Dolly Q, plus a host of Sydney based designers. The full list was:
The Wild One
Of Air & Rubber
Reactor Rubber & Furr Hair
Bit late for this year, but if you are anywhere near Sydney, keep Lunarmorph in mind for next year. Much more exciting that your average fashion show!