Lets start by saying that I’m writing this purely from a
western perspective and if you feel that I’m appropriating anyone’s
culture feel free to call me out and I assure you I will feel terrible.
|Magick Maxi – Bast Maxi – The Life Maxi – Siouxsie Sioux|
There’s little doubt that Goth’s already take a lot of symbolism from Egyptian religion i.e. the Ankh. With all the recent appropriation of what is consider ‘rebellious’, mostly in the form snap-backs with marijuana leaves or “fuck you” written on a t-shirt, there has been a rekindling of the Egyptian flame in some alternative stores. You can find this Egyptian influence for instance in Killstar’s Bast Maxi dress (pictured above) all the way back to Siouxsie Sioux’s Egyptian inspired make up.
What do you think? Have you ever been inspired by Ancient Egypt or Egyptian symbolism? What do you think of the current attempt at a rebellious trend?