Editorial — #goth

Office Fashion 2020

#black #businessonthetop #fashion #goth #plague #workfromhome

Office Fashion 2020

It turns out, most things can just be an email. If we should thank 2020 for anything, (and let's not get ahead of ourselves, here) it's working from home. Welcome your newfound freedom and join the comfortable, easy ranks of the professional and pant-less.     "I am dressed for the meeting...or for your funeral. Depends on how the meeting goes." C.C. wears the Accordion Pleat Tunic and Whistle Drop Necklace while preparing for corporate bullshit.       "I don't have time for excuses or pants. In that order." Nothing says 'executive goth' like The Victorian Blazer.       "Look, I...

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Plague Art - A Virtual Gallery

#art #artwalk #axehaka #carmencano #darkart #enchantingstranger #goth #localart #plague #plagueart #valerieniemeyer

Plague Art - A Virtual Gallery

  In March, before the true scale of a viral crisis became clear, Ritual hosted a series of artist works exploring plague, pandemic, and death to reflect the world around us. At the time, showcasing our favorite artists and their darkest works felt salient and timely, but not necessarily ominous. We served cheeky cocktails named for antibiotics and playfully coated guests in hand sanitizer. Now, in April, our doors have been shuttered and boarded, all business halted, and normalcy and security are a thing of the past. The pace of these changes has been so fast that our artists couldn't even grab...

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Ritual Spotlight - Enchanting Stranger

#darkart #goth #tarot

  If you've ever spent time in our brick and mortar location, you've surely noticed that among the fixtures of gothleisure apparel and imported fashion there are peppered unsettling, greyscale illustrations and prints that often feature mutated and faceless anthropoids directly out of some Lynchian nightmare. These are the work of Jon Garaizar, a.k.a. Enchanting Stranger, and his work is enough of a fixture at Ritual that we have essentially turned ourselves into his very own occult residency. I consider Jon a friend and have enjoyed engaging him in both ridiculous conversations and outlandish projects, such as begging him to...

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The Feminism of Black Clothing

#black #fashion #feminism #goth

“Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy — but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don't bother you – don't bother me” – Yohji Yamamoto As early as fifth grade, myself and the other girls in school were made painfully aware of the pitfalls of our own bodies. What were up to that point run of the mill, boring activities like walking home from school or going to a diner became unnerving anxiety trials that we tried to complete as quickly as possible, before being noticed. A car driven by a...

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Dark Holidays

#black #fashion #goth #holidays

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