From Sporty Blogger Apparel to Monochromatic Sneaker Lines

By: Jana Pijak - Aug 26, 2015
When examining these health goth fashions, a focus on style and comfort is key. As the fashion industry continues to embrace athleticwear as a daily uniform, luxury labels are taking notice and are choosing comfort over opulence.

Following in the footsteps of Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci -- responsible for fashion's luxe sportswear obsession -- Alexander Wang brought his minimalist style to the masses with an affordable collaboration with Swedish retailer H & M. The sporty collection not only proved that cool clothes could be comfortable but also made health goth looks available to the masses.

Consisting of comfortable staples, the health goth uniform is sporty and simple. Rather than wearing functional sport uniforms, the purveyors of this fad are likely to pair athletic staples with eye-catching accessories that borrow from hip hop and punk subcultures, rendering the intended athletic wear to a non-functional form. Though monochromatic, health goth outfits are elevated with unexpected pieces that often feature oversized logos, occult-inspired graphics or dynamic textures.

On the high fashion front, standouts include the Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Marcelo Burlon County of Milan -- a menswear range that borrows from football uniforms -- while e-retailer Killstar's symbol-adorned sportswear offers a more affordable translation of the health goth style.