So this weekend it’s the Annual April Whitby Goth weekend and us here at DFX are CRAZY EXCITED!!!!
For those who don’t have a clue what this weekend is about, Whitby is a twice yearly Gothic music festival held in North Yorkshire. Founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire, it is now one of the biggest festivals in the world for Goths and brings 1000’s of visitors to the town year after year. Although, the name suggests it is just for Goths, this isn’t the case, many Punks, Steampunks, Bikers, Metallers and Emos also attend.
So, Why Whitby? Why does an idyllic English town hold this Gothic Festival? That would be the connection it has to Bram Stokers Dracula… oooooo Scary stuff.
Stoker stayed in Whitby in 1890 and took a lot of his inspiration for his book from there. References to Whitby were found on his notes from his trip whilst he was writing the book.
Because of this history the Gothic culture has been greatly accepted and embraced within the town. It brings many people to them, who as well as travelling for the WGW also travel there to learn the history of town. To see Whitby Abbey up on the hill, looking out over the town. Which is such a spectacular and breath taking view. Especially at sunset.
The fashion at the event (of course that’s what us here at DFX are fascinated with) ranges from the eclectic to the extravagant. With a mixture of Goths and Steampunks walking around you can be sure to see an amazing array of clothing. From beautiful Victorian Steampunk tailoring, to Lace black Gothic outfits.
Here at DFX we have some amazing choices for your outfit. So if you are still looking for an outfit why not have a look at the following items, and get them before this weekend. (Click on the photos to be taken directly the website to purchase)
Our stunning Frida skirt, is such a beautiful Steampunk inspired skirt, available in Black and Red and available in sizes 8-28.
A great addition to any outfit would be our Victorian Gothic Velvet Jacket, again available in red or black and sizes 8-28.
If you are looking for something thats not too gothic, that you can wear with some Jeans, then why not opt for our beautiful twilight blouse. Available in black or purple in sizes 10-28
We also have some fabulous accessories here to finish off your outfit whether its a a stunning lace mask, or a beautiful Steampunk Necklace, there are many to choose from.
Whatever you decide to wear for this Aprils WGW, we want to see your outfit choices. Here are our office manager Sian and Sara’s choices for this weekend.
Sian cant decide between our beautiful Frida skirt, Velvet jacket and choker, or a pair of Cross Palazzo trousers..
Sara went more for a casual look, she loves our Raven top, and also the Vixxsin Jacket.
Dont forget, be yourself, love yourself, and wear what YOU feel comfortable in.
Have an amazing weekend everyone, we may just see you there
The DFX girlies xxxx