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The complete guide to piercing aftercare.
Whether it's helix piercing, or a striking septum piercing, there's no single aftercare solution that works for everyone, but it helps to know how to take care of your freshly pierced brow to ensure that your piercing will last and heal well.
Look after your piercings with our handy aftercare guide here.
Our alternative shopping guide to Nottingham.
Nottingham is one of the UK's most renowned alternative cities, where else could you find one of the gothest pubs in the country and a great selection of alternative fashion shops to boot! Find out where to shop for alternative clothing in Nottingham with our handy guide.
Our alternative shopping guide to Birmingham.
Where better to take in a spot of alternative shopping than in the heart of the Midlands! A city that's constantly evolving, but still keeping it's alternative side in place. As we look at where to shop for alternative clothing in Birmingham.
LondonEdge announces suspension of 2020 shows.
It's a difficult time for live events during the COVID-19 pandemic, as alternative fashion trade show LondonEdge announces the suspension of their Autumn 2020 shows in London & Las Vegas.
Re-shaping the future of fashion.
At a time when we're seeing small businesses close their doors during the Covid-19 pandemic, more >>>
Staying in is the new going out : Getting through life on lockdown.
Even before the current lockdown we were already opting to stay in over going out. more >>>
How you can help support a small business for free.
We all have our favourite alternative fashion businesses, whether it's a treasured local shop, more >>>
Do it yourself : Take in some alternative fashion diy!
Whether your looking to take up a new craft, or simply looking to save by making some cheap alternative clothing more >>>
Our alternative shopping guide to Liverpool.
A city that's adored for it's diverse style, as much as it is for it's alternative culture. Liverpool is bursting at more >>>
Our alternative shopping guide to Manchester.
A haven for alternative style, Manchester is a city that has long been associated with indie cool, and is a must visit more >>>
LondonEdge celebrate their 21st birthday this February!
An event that's long been at the forefront of alternative fashion, LondonEdge turns 21 years young this February more >>>
Whitby Goth Weekend : October 2019.
It's a perfectly spooktacular time of the year, as we get ready for another weekend of festivities, as Whitby more >>>
Celebrating 20 years of alternative style with LondonEdge!
What better way to celebrate two decades of alternative fashion than with two amazing shows in London more >>>
It's all change here at Alt Fashion!
As we celebrate our thirteenth birthday this month we've decided to shake things up here at Alt Fashion more >>>
Step into the dark, with LondonEdge this January.
Whether you adore gothic couture, pin up style, or alt streetwear, you'll find plenty to tempt at more >>>
LondonEdge goes online with new digital fashion platform.
At the forefront of alternative fashion, LondonEdge has long been the must visit show for the latest launches more >>>
Explore a world of dark art with Art D'Morte.
Delve into a world of darkly gothic creativity with Art D'Morte this April. A new show featuring visual art, costume more >>>
Save the date for London Edge this spring!
After a staggering show this September, LondonEdge is set to return for the spring, for not one, but two more >>>
LondonEdge take on Las Vegas!
Taking to the states in style this August for a spectacular 48 hours of fashion at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino more >>>
Delightfully dark - Whitby artist Drawing In Dark unveils their latest wares.
Now you can wear something that's as dark as ever, in the blackest of blacks, as Whitby based artist more >>>
Viva Las Vegas : LondonEdge takes to the states this August!
Where better for the long running alternative fashion trade show to spread it's wings than the glitz more >>>
Enter the Wasteland this September with the Black Rose Ball.
What better way to ride out a stylish apocalyptic aftermath than with a grand masquerade ball, as the more >>>
Explore a world of alternative fashion at LondonEdge.
Always at the top of alternative fashion calendar, LondonEdge returns to the Business Design Centre more >>>
London Anime & Gaming Con returns this July.
Take in a weekend long celebration of anime & gaming this July, as The Rocket Complex opens it's doors more >>>
A fiendishly delightful bill of entertainment this april at Whitby Goth Weekend.
Take in some darkly gothic entertainment with a sprinkling of the macabre this April as Whitby Goth Weekend more >>>
Channeling some vintage glamour, with Pretty Polly and Scarlett Daggers.
Take in some vintage glamour, with Pretty Polly and Gossard's latest shoot with burlesque performer more >>>
LondonEdge opens their 37th show in style at the Business Design Centre.
Unleashing 48 hours of alternative fashion, anarchy, and mayhem at Islington's Business Design Centre more >>>
Katie Eary debuts new womenswear collection inspired by The Powerpuff Girls.
What better way to start off London Fashion Week than with a stylish new collection that celebrates equality more >>>
Immerse yourself in a world of amazing alternative style at LondonEdge this February.
Discover some amazing range of alternative styles and killer dark fashion at LondonEdge, as they reveal more >>>
Delightfully dark treats to tempt this Halloween.
Spooky sweet and wonderfully dark, we just love the selection of ghoulish treats to be had this Halloween. more >>>
Discover some amazing alternative and retro styles at LondonEdge.
Explore a vibrant, creative, and stylish range of alternative attire at LondonEdge, as they unveil some more >>>
Take in some vintage noir, as LondonEdge reveal dark retro styles for September.
You can't beat the classic allure of Hollywood glamour, especially when it's given a dark fashion makeover more >>>
Look amazing this summer, with our alternative sunglasses picks!
This summer be seen in some stylish edgy and amazing alternative sunglasses to complete your look more >>>
Review : "Making Steampunk Jewellery" by Nikki Druce.
The world of steampunk is full of imagination, sparking creativity in those who adorn this lavish Victorian more >>>
September Mourning dresses in style with Komachi2266531 Japan.
The world's of alternative fashion and dark alternative culture collide, as September Mourning front woman more >>>
Bewitchingly beautiful gifts this valentines.
This year why not shun the boxes of chocolates and bottle of wine and opt for a gift that truly speaks from more >>>
It's Christmas with a twist, our alternative gift guide.
We've already brushed off the the cobwebs from Halloween, now we're preparing to embrace the festive season more >>>
Gear yourself up for Christmas in alternative style.
The cobwebs have barely come down from Halloween and we're already looking ahead to the festive more >>>
Be delightfully dark this Halloween with our favourite picks.
This time of year is like Christmas here at Alt Fashion, with so many delightfully dark treats to be found it's more >>>
Fetish Rocks Fairground Fantasy - The Old Courts, Wigan.
Fetish Rocks celebrated its 7th birthday at it's new home - The Old Courts in Wigan this July. more >>>
Long hot summer : Alt Fashion's favourite summer finds.
Dress to impress this summer with an amazing selection of finds to adorn whatever your doing this holiday season. more >>>
I recently had the pleasure of working with a photographer, Bristy Pagli-Rajkonna, whose rich imagery more >>>
Alternative style makes a return to London fashion week.
Always at the forefront of cutting edge style, it's no wonder that the world of alternative fashion continues more >>>
Dressing Like Poker Pros on TV
If you have ever watched poker program such as more >>>
An important announcement from Alt fashion
It doesn't seem long ago that we were announcing the switch from print to digital with our magazine, more >>>
The Lady in the Lake
Meet Lisa. Half hippy, half goth Mum of four, wonderful friend, model, and Britain's only below knee amputee pole dancer. Oh, and she can sword fight! more >>>
Escape the humdrum of the high street and shop alternative.
Black Friday?! We thought that every Friday was black! Why follow the flock to fight to the death for a more >>>
The alternative has gatecrashed the mainstream, and they're non the wiser
Alternative style has always influenced some of mainstream fashion's most beloved designers, but beyond more >>>
Motel teams up with Grace Neutral for their latest collection.
The wait is almost over, as Motel gear up for the launch of their latest collaboration with tattoo artist more >>>
Celebrate with Alt Fashion as we turn ten this spring!
Starting as we mean to go on, we're celebrating our tenth birthday in style this year with a 3 month long more >>>
"I'm sorry, we're redeveloping that area" : how re development puts another nail in the coffin of alternative shopping.
Where have all the alternative shops gone? Swept under the carpet for another block of flats, more >>>
All loved up - Alternative valentines gifts.
Whether your looking for something unique, or an alternative gift that speaks from the heart (literally in more >>>
The dark and the alternative : Beautiful dark fashion at London Fashion Week, A/W15.
Whilst the majority will be fixed on the more accessible side of London Fashion Week, the rest of us are clinging more >>>
The Bird in a Gilded Cage
The word confinement originates from the mid 1600's and derives from France. It conjures up all manner more >>>
Gorgeous alternative Valentines finds.
Who say's that Valentine's day needs to be filled with chocolates and flowers, when the world of more >>>
Alternative fashionista's are in for a treat next year at the V & A.
If you weren't already giddy with excitement at the news of the V & A's Alexander McQueen exhibition next more >>>
Buy alternative & independent this Christmas.
Why should the big boy's of the industry get all the money this Christmas? Swap those big shops, for smaller more >>>
Latex becomes a work of art with Yummy Gummy Latex.
Latex design has never looked this creative, thanks to the innovative design of Yummy Gummy Latex more >>>
Alt fashion's alternative guide to South London
In the final part of our London city guides we take a look across the river to the South of the city, more >>>
More than just second hand, our pick of alternative sellers on ebay.
Gone are the days of Ebay being just a place to clear out your unwanted items, over the past couple more >>>
Model feature : Mina Von Vixen
Mina Von Vixen is a burlesque performer turned model whose been creating a portfolio of striking vintage more >>>
Introducing a unique new shopping event; Le Boutique Bazaar
Take a pinch of slinky latex, a dash of kitsch jewellery and wrap it all up in a decadent millinery bow.. more >>>
Alt fashion's alternative guide to West London
You'd think that we'd have run out of things to do in the city by now, but there's still plenty to see and do more >>>
Alt fashion's alternative guide to North London
We've already looked to the centre and the east of the city, now we take you to more familiar lands more >>>
Alt fashion's alternative guide to East London
When it comes to alternative shopping in London you really are spoilt for choice, with so many areas more >>>
Body Jewellery Shop
When it comes to body jewellery you needn't look any further than the Body jewellery shop. more >>>
Alt fashion's alternative guide to Central London
A day out in London certainly requires plenty of planning, there's so many places to visit you could easily more >>>
From Eurotrash to those conical bras, a peek into the world of Jean Paul Gaultier
He's always been championing the unusual, his infamous conical bra corset worn by Madonna has more >>>
Model feature : Jessica Cora Benson
Jessica Cora Benson is a model many talents, a make up artist and photographer who certainly has a creative flair. more >>>
Alternative fashion is all about being at the cutting edge of the industry, doing things a little bit differently more >>>
Plus size winter wear
Plus size winter wear needn't be a dull trench coat and a pair of wellies, who says that you have to dress more >>>
Handmade by Zombies
Huggable undead teddie bears, fuzzy creatures & adoreable bat boys. You'd be easily forgiven for thinking more >>>
What to Wear On a Night out In a Casino
Although you can opt for the casual look in more >>>
Model feature : Mynxie Monroe
Mynxie Monroe is an alternative model and neo-burlesque performer, combining glamour and gore to more >>>
The rise of the funded business, kick starting your alternative business
Raising the funds to run your alternative business has never been an easy task, most alternative businesses more >>>
Model feature : Lilith Seaborne
An alternative model hailing from South Africa, Lilith Seaborne has been dipping her toes in the world of more >>>
Model feature : Kitty Devereux
An alternative model with many strings to her bow, not just a model but also specialised in burlesque, more >>>
Body Jewellery Shop
When it comes to body jewellery you needn't look any further than the Body jewellery shop. A treasure more >>>
Model feature : Lethal Gem
Lethal Gem has been modelling for many a year with an abundance of experience from alternative more >>>
"A zombie ate my cupcake" Lily Vanilli
I've always had a soft spot for gooey spooky treats, it's the 15 year old goth in me who gets excited by more >>>
Model feature : Zirconia Starfighter
Zirconia Starfighter is an alternative model hailing from Greece, with a passion for cyber and fetish more >>>
Is your inner geek itching to profess our love for brain chomping zombies to the world? Or are you more >>>
Model feature : Noise Noire
Noise Noire is an alternative model hailing from Germany, specializing in fashion, fantasy, fetish & glamour. more >>>
The Bram Stoker International Film Festival celebrates the life of Bram Stoker horror legacy through four days more >>>
Shoes Glorious Shoes!
The best thing about alternative fashion is the freedom to explore. Conventional styles can enforce strict more >>>
Fancy a touch of metal in your summer wardrobe? Will plain, tawdry old t-shirts just not do it for the festival run? more >>>
Wet & Whitby
For the first time in about five years, I made it back to Whitby for goth weekend- just in time for monsoon season more >>>
Morecambe Variety Festival
Take a pinch of vintage, a dash of cabaret & a spot of tease and tilliation for good measure, then wrap them more >>>
"The stocking book" Victor Arwas & Andreas Papadakis
The stocking book by Victor Arwas & Andreas Papadakis celebrates the humble, and sultry stocking. more >>>
Model feature : Sukki Singapora
Readers of our magazine will recognise our model feature as a regular section with each issue more >>>
London fashion week paves the way for new designers
London Fashion Week 2011 at Somerset House has been introducing so many new and exciting designers more >>>
"Costume jewellery" Judith Miller
Costume jewellery by Judith Miller is a compendium of costume jewellery, taking a look at the dazzling more >>>
Alt fashion summer fair; June 5th
Celebrating five years of Alt Fashion Magazine, the Summer Fair held at Telfords warehouse, Chester was more >>>
Black swan fever.
Style inspiration can be found in many places, and the movies are no exception, full of dramatic, opulent more >>>
Blood and dishonour
Blood & dishonour is a coffee table book with a huge difference; a book showcasing the members more >>>