Would the Real Founder of #HealthGoth Please Stand Up?

It’s a new year and a new you? There are lots of trends and styles for men to choose from. There is Earth Tones, Retro Cool and Indie Twee: or harness the darker side of Sea Punk or Witch House. My attention has been drawn to #HealthGoth because, of the music and Nike. In this article I explore the HealthGoth trend and try and discover who the founder is.

So what is #HealthGoth?
Some say, it’s for the “dark hearted” who want to live a healthier life. Others feel it’s nothing to do with health and goth, but more a celebration of androgynous styling, dressing head to toe in black.

Would the real inventor of HealthGoth please stand up?
There are a several names associated with the HealthGoth look these are:
Caitlin-Mary Cunningham

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#HealthGoth

Mike Grabarek and Jeremy Scott as pictured below: formed a Facebook page with Chris Canitine
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Finally Deathface Health Goth on twitter, AKA Johnny Love, the Techno DJ who has created the soundtrack to workout the HealthGoth way.
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What are the 10 commandments of Healthgoth?
The 10 commandments was written by Chicago-born, LA-based DJ/producer Johnny Love (aka Deathface), who is also responsible for “Call to the Grave,” a track that will be part of Love’s series of #healthgoth workouts.

WARNING These amazing techno tunes, are addictive and must BE PLAYED LOUD
I Love them all and think I would workout to Call to the Grave Feat. Kanga (Saints Remix) and do my warm down to the (Bites Remix)

ARE YOU HOOKED?
The trend is considered by Aaron Leaf to be a back lash against earth tones, retro cool and indie twee.

How to get the look:
The HealthGoth look is:
Baggy gym shorts
Wet Look Fabrics
Chunky
Leather
Neoprene
Silk
Underarmour Sportswear

Think minimalism, and if you need to accessories, then perspex is the key.

The colours are Black, grey or white.

The Shoes:
Sneakers:

Style inspiration from #ALEXANDERWANGxHM - New York Launch event October 16th 2014
Style inspiration from #ALEXANDERWANGxHM – New York Launch event October 16th 2014

Chunky: These High Tops are available from eBay £44.94 at time of publishing.DEMONIA+Goth+Punk+Mens+High+Top+Canvas+Zipper+Sneaker+Shoes+DEVIANT
Available  from new rocks.co price at publishing £145.00
Available from new rocks.co price at publishing £145.00

Adidas Porsche design:Porsche+Design+Health+Goth+ Talking+Mens+Shoes

The Designers:
Rick Owen –
Alexander Wang – Alexander-Wang-x-hm-2014-butterboom_3
Yohji Yamamoto Y 3 – Yoshi+Yohji+Yamamoto+Y+3
Nasir Mazhar

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Who’s wearing it well?
Deathface – who sang “10 Commandments of #Healthgoth,”
Kanye West
APOLOGIES FOR THE LINE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING TEXT. MUST BE GREMLINS….
Pharrell
DJ Venus X
A$AP Rocky (AKA Rakim Mayers). Rocky is a fan of wearing gold, and the music video “Goldie” features a pair of gold shoes from Maison Martin Margiela. You can shop for Maison Martin Marginal shoes at Mr Porter

Conclusion
The #HealthGoth look is strong and minimal, fierce and fiery. It’s great that fashion is linked to health. The music associated with it, motivates you to push harder, be better, be stronger. A word of caution, if you get the look wrong and you might look like shell suit rejects from the 1990’s, now called “Scally Lads”.

Scally Lads. Slum-luxe. Accessorise with a bear and a naff carrier bag
Scally Lads. Slum-luxe. Accessorise with a bear and a naff carrier bag

To answer the question about who founded it? Well only one of the founders above came back to me……….

THE FOUNDER OF #HEALTHGOTH IS…………………….@DEATHFACE