Wendy Shay has stumbled across so many fashion blunders it is almost a ridiculous thought that she will continue to take risks in the world of style. She had many heads nodding no during her red carpet heydays until she put the icing on the cake, where she wore a crop top spandex outfit to have a photo-op with popular ex Ghanaian President John Kufour.
Just when you thought that was it, she hits the internet and TV with a barrage of heavily promoted videos with little to no styling in them. Despite that, here on FashionGHANA.com, we saw light in Wendy Shay’s style and recognize her signature casual style that she did rock quite well, which was her exposed belly and unzipped pants.
What can we say, it was definitely her unique presentation, and it was beginning to stick, all up until today? Wendy Shay decided to take on Goth fashion and expose it to her audience. In case you are a little curious about Goth, it is a subculture that began in the United Kingdom during the early 1980s. It was developed by fans of gothic rock, an offshoot of the post-punk music genre. The name goth was derived directly from the genre.
It is usually aligned with death, rituals and satanic beliefs. People who consider themselves as part of the Goth scene usually prefer to wear black clothing, platform shoes, piercings and makeup. They wear black as it is a symbol of death, darkness, the mysteries of the universe. All of these things are themes of Goth music, art, and fashion.
Not All Goth Is Doom & Gloom
Are we aligning Wendy Shay with the spiritual realms of Goth, of course not! She is obviously simply making a fashion statement. In fact, it could be merely for a themed shoot or video as we never know with these celebrities. But in this unique picture, her hairstyle, platform shoes, choker, and all-black outfit are a heavy resemblance of most that embrace goth fashion, especially in the UK. And unfortunately for her style diaries, it seems her fans were not ready for it.
In addition, not all wearers of Goth fashion are followers of doom and gloom. One amazing style influencer we love bringing goth fashion to the world of black and African fashionistas goes by the name of Theresa Fractale. See her images below.
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Ghana’s leading fashion event Accra Fashion Week is scheduled for 7-11 December 2022 following their 5th-year celebration last year in 2021. Accra Fashion Week is a platform for African designers that can be compared to fashion weeks across the major capitals. It aims to fill the void which sees tremendous creativity and culture across the continent with the absence of an operating fashion infrastructure.
The epic event took place at Ghana Dubai in Accra, and saw models march down the steps from the Kwame Nkrumah Monument whilst being followed by a spotlight, before circulating the central fountains. Memories of the exciting night still give chills as guests revisit the experience on youtube.
However, rest assured that 2022 is going to be even more exciting with greater performances and an upgraded designer collection. FashionGHANA.com is sure to bring you the exclusives we did on www.FashionGHANA.com/TV. All last year’s shows are available to watch on youtube. Designer’s registration is ongoing on the AccraFashionWeek.org website.
As we embark on another year of celebrating African culture, our theme for 2022 is “Afrofuturism.” This term was created to explore the developing intersection of cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history as it relates to the African Diaspora. During this year’s events, Afrochella will bring “Afrofuturism” to life through fashion, food, art and music. In 2019, the African Diaspora returned home to the continent for the “Year of Return.” This year, we will explore the endless possibilities of what “Afrofuturism” could look like in 2022 and beyond.
Afro Nation is a brand new music festival, offering a lineup packed with talent from the worlds of Afrobeats, hip hop, R&B and dancehall
Afro Nation will bring together the best artists in afrobeats, hip hop, r&b, dancehall and bashment. Expect world-class programming of live performances and DJs.
#AfroNation is an all-inclusive music and arts festival meant to celebrate and eulogize African culture across various continents, not just Africa.
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