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Goth Weekend Portraits

Whitby Gothic by Annie Collinge Captures a Dark Annual Event

— July 18, 2014 — Fashion
Every year, the British seaside town of Whitby becomes host to an assortment of goth characters; this year, photographer Annie Collinge decided to document the event in a series of goth weekend portraits. Steeped in folklore and literary heritage, the town is the perfect venue for such gatherings. After all, It's Nice That points out how "Bram Stoker set parts of Dracula there, Robin Jarvis created a mysterious series of children’s books on its streets and a ruined abbey stands at the top of one of its cliffs, maintaining a physical, eerie presence on moonlit nights."

The goth weekend portraits captures a slew of gloomy people dressed in edgy ensembles and sporting creepy face paintings. Yet it is hard not to appreciate their costumes.
Trend Themes
1. Goth Culture - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Develop new goth-inspired fashion lines, accessories, and makeup to cater to the growing goth culture.
2. Event Documentation - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Create innovative event documentation services that capture the unique atmosphere and culture of various gatherings and festivals.
3. Folklore-inspired Fashion - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Design and market fashion collections that draw inspiration from folklore and literary heritage, appealing to individuals seeking unique and symbolic attire.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Introduce sustainable and ethically-sourced materials for gothic fashion, meeting the increasing demand for eco-friendly alternatives.
2. Photography - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Develop cutting-edge photography technology and techniques specifically tailored for event documentation, presenting a new level of immersive and captivating visual stories.
3. Tourism - Disruptive Innovation Opportunity: Curate niche tourism experiences centered around gothic culture and literary heritage, offering immersive adventures for enthusiasts exploring unique destinations.
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