The Dandy Highwayman AKA singer Adam Ant is undoubtedly an icon in the British music industry. Best known for those shouty rebellious hits back in the 1980's- He created the soundtrack to a generation of rebellious British teenagers. But it was not just about the music, as you know with any great musical legend comes their style. It was this that he was well known for. Adam Ant pioneered alternative fashion on a truly grande scale, the likes of which have never been seen before or since.
He portrayed his 'Dandy Highwayman' persona on stage to swooning girls and raucous young men. For those of us who can remember- the legendary stripe across the face, the fearlessness in his face, Adam Ant was the true personification of rebellion. His popularity has spanned decades and shows no sign of waning!
Now Adam Ant is back with a new album (Blueback Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter out on the 21st of January). Taking all things 'Adam Ant' as inspiration I have picked out just a few pieces from The Gothic Shop that shout out 'Highwayman Chic'!
Military: There are strong elements of all things military in Adam Ant's style, both then and now. Key pieces include that long coat, fully fitted with antiquated military buttons along with epaulets. One also has the loose fitted Georgian style shirt or romantic heroes. Have a spare Tricorn or Bicorn hat lying around? Add it jauntily to the side for a supremely over-the-top lavish look for your period style!
|Brocade Black Short Fitted Military Jacket|
The dandy highwayman steals your treasure but also steals our hearts!
Alchemy Gothic at The Gothic Shop have a brilliant skull and heart inspired collection of jewellery- two of the hottest trends. This heart shaped silver locket complete with skull motif is the ideal accessory to go with your damsel in distress ballgown or your lady pirate get up! Complete with lace ribbon for a great choker necklace look.
|The Relinquary Heart Skull Locket Gothic Necklace|
|Lace Trimmed Bangle by Prong|