Cyber Gloom: Mall Goth’s Metaverse Makeover
Y2K’s dark streetwear gets an update for the digital generation with styles Balenciaga, Diesel, Ottolinger and more.
Reflective face shields. Oversized black sweatshirts. Baggy pants. Futuristic shades. Whether at Balenciaga, Diesel or Ottolinger, designers have been suiting up for Web3, tapping dark streetwear, sci-fi style tropes and Y2K mall goth aesthetics to conjure up a spirit most aptly summed up as “cyber gloom.”