GLOOMTH GOTHIC & LOLITA CUSTOM MADE CLOTHING: PLUS SIZE, MENS ALTERNATIVE FASHION.


Gloomth Gothic Lolita and Goth custom made clothing. Designs, esty and ebay Gothic fashion, alternative steampunk women's and men's tailored jackets.

I keep a roving eye out for new Gothic and Lolita designers, especially those who offer men’s styles and plus sizes. Recently, I became enthralled with Gloomth, a Canadian “cult of melancholy” that offers both. Above, you can see why the hand-made Goth / Lolita apparel and accessories have been on my radar.

I exchanged a few emails with designer Taeden Hall, who happens to read this blog! She kindly answered questions about her design work and inspiration. Next week, Gloomth and La Carmina will be offering a grand giveway… so don’t forget to add this site to your RSS reader!

Japanese Gothic Lolita, custom and plus sized clothing. Buy Gothic Lolita fashion from Canada, Gloomth by Taeden Hall.

† How did you start Gloomth?
I relocated to live with my husband before we were married and had to leave my cushy office gig and find a new job. I had reached a point in my life where I just couldn’t handle any more jobs where I’d have no creative outlet, since I’d graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design about 2 years prior I was just aching to do something of my own. I’ve been sewing since early high school and I started making single items of clothing and selling them on Ebay while applying for jobs here and there. Suddenly I couldn’t keep up with the Ebay requests and sales and soon had a .com. Gloomth is my 100% fulltime job and has been since it opened. It’s very fulfilling creatively and there are always new challenges and amazing people to meet.

† What inspires your design?
My inspiration comes from everything I encounter, everything from particular fashion eras to textures. A lot of the Gothic Lolita clothing we produce has recently been inspired by flowers, of all things. For example our “Spring Garden” skirt was loosely based on the pale tulips that come in early May- with their rounded fat petals, and it’s dark counterpart on the fringed black tulips. There is something truly remarkable about blossoms, that a little plant can create something so unbelievably intricate and perfectly artful. I think the delicate nature of flowers really suits the sweet shapes of Gothic and Lolita apparel.

† How were you introduced to Gothic Lolita fashion? Have you been to Japan?
I first ran into the style several years ago when I bought a copy of Kera magazine in a little Japanese import store in Toronto, I was absolutely thrilled by the clothing and shots of people on the streets wearing these intricate amazing outfits! There just wasn’t anything like that in the city at the time, those styles are growing in North America now and it’s wonderful to see people expressing themselves in such unique and beautiful ways. I have not been to Japan- yet! We’re hoping to go in 2010 actually.

Goth dresses, Gothic Lolita crowns, accessories. Emo punk skirts, alternative street fashion, plus sized custom made Tokyo Lolita jumpers.

† Do you have any favorite Gothic Lolita Punk brands?
I think my ultimate favorite is probably H.Naoto- such amazing tattered pieces and incredible details- their advertising photography is really fantastic as well. I also like Alice & the Pirates, Sex Pot Revenge, and Algonquins Addiction. Bands- I’m a huge Malicu Mizeru fan, I think I’m a sucker for any band with a harpsichord. I’ve been listening to a lot of Versailles lately also. As for designers- well she isn’t Japanese but she is very popular there, Vivienne Westwood- she has always had such a great punk and fetish influence, her work is very dramatic and elegant.

Visit the Gloomth website to purchase high-quality, one-of-a-kind Goth and Lolita jackets, tops, skirts, dresses, crowns and more. And check back soon for the official giveaway announcement!

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  • Cutie Dynamite

    I have been stalking this store on Etsy for a while now! Can't wait to buy a piece or two!

  • Taeden Hall

    Thank you for such a lovely write-up!!!
    :)
    -Taeden

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    Gothic style with a touch of punk. Nocturnal look that resembles puck fashion which is also worn by modern day youth. Punk era is yet to come back.

  • Cutie Dynamite

    I have been stalking this store on Etsy for a while now! Can’t wait to buy a piece or two!

  • Taeden Hall

    Thank you for such a lovely write-up!!!
    :)
    -Taeden

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      You’re most welcome! I look forward to our collaboration.

  • http://www.sunglassesuk.com/DG_Sunglasses.asp D&G Sunglasses

    Gothic style with a touch of punk. Nocturnal look that resembles puck fashion which is also worn by modern day youth. Punk era is yet to come back.

  • Chris

    I checked out a couple gloomth style websites and feel in love. Thanks for sharing the info.

  • seed

    O.O i love it!
    that puff sleeve shrug is precious.

  • shauk

    plus size! yes!

    and how about those who are vertically challenge?

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Yup! Gloomth will custom make clothing for any size. :)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    You're most welcome! I look forward to our collaboration.

  • Chris

    I checked out a couple gloomth style websites and feel in love. Thanks for sharing the info.

  • Anonymous

    O.O i love it!
    that puff sleeve shrug is precious.

  • shauk

    plus size! yes!

    and how about those who are vertically challenge?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Yup! Gloomth will custom make clothing for any size. :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/zeruda86 Zeruda

    Great idea! I myself have been browsing through the internet trying to find unique lolita clothing lately! I have found a few, (ergi, megan maude) but i look forward to find more!

  • http://www.myspace.com/zeruda86 Zeruda

    Great idea! I myself have been browsing through the internet trying to find unique lolita clothing lately! I have found a few, (ergi, megan maude) but i look forward to find more!

  • K Baby

    SOOO excited!

  • K Baby

    SOOO excited!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      It’s going to be my biggest giveaway yet!!!

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    wow so beautifull!!!!!

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    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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  • XNXFX~Aesthetic13~

    Thank you for sharing this info! I love the outfits and the design of her website.

    The designer seems very awesome, and she likes Versailles too, so that's a bonus. XD

  • http://2gbmemory.net Joannah

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Joannah

    http://2gbmemory.net

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    My pleasure! I can't wait to try on the Gloomth dress I just received!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    It's going to be my biggest giveaway yet!!!

  • XNXFX~Aesthetic13~

    Thank you for sharing this info! I love the outfits and the design of her website.

    The designer seems very awesome, and she likes Versailles too, so that’s a bonus. XD

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      My pleasure! I can’t wait to try on the Gloomth dress I just received!

  • http://kagitsune.deviantart.com kagitsune

    Ooh, I like! I was just telling my lolita-in-arms that Western companies really need to “get on the ball” with Lolita… I'm glad to see that someone's doing something really high-quality and unique! ^^

  • http://kagitsune.deviantart.com kagitsune

    Ooh, I like! I was just telling my lolita-in-arms that Western companies really need to “get on the ball” with Lolita… I’m glad to see that someone’s doing something really high-quality and unique! ^^

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  • Pyro

    Great answers.,The photos which are uploaded are looks so cool…Happy to see that her favorite one is naoto..She too likes alice and pirates..Great job.. In the second image the costumes are looks weird..Have you look on that?..
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  • Pyro

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  • bigandtall

    I did not realise that goths clothes can look so good.

  • bigandtall

    I did not realise that goths clothes can look so good.

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  • Shahid

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