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Health Goth

By Meaghan Sapienza

What exactly is health goth?
An extremely healthy person who wears all-black attire? Close, but not quite. Being health goth involves physical fitness; monochrome sportswear; and dark, cold, aggressive music by groups such as Nine Inch Nails.

What might a health goth devotee be wearing?
Any combination of white or black sportswear. The look is a mix between cyberpunk, goth, and sportswear chic. For instance, you might see a health goth devotee wearing the latest from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection or rocking a 90s-inspired Adidas getup, such as a black sports bra with a pair of black joggers.
The unique part of being health goth is the fact that it is completely androgynous. In other words, men and women can both follow the trend and wear the same clothing. In today’s society, this is an important concept, especially as we move the fight for equality forward.

Is being health goth a style trend or a lifestyle?
Health goth is not only a style trend and a lifestyle but also a movement. It’s about taking fitness and infusing it with darkness, a new age idea and a major twist on the stereotypical fitness environment. Healthgoth.com, founded by Johnny Love, serves as a focal point for the movement. Love, a Chicago-based DJ, is best known for igniting the Health Goth flame by using his website to create a community of devoted followers. Healthgoth.com has a blog for fitness advice, an email list, links to both a Twitter and a Facebook page, and a link to its official store.

How has it taken over 2015?
The new health goth phenomenon is just one way in which activewear is making a fashion comeback this season, especially for those who combine a love for black with a passion for fitness.

 

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