TikTok, which was once a hub for funny videos and dancing has now transformed into an app where billions of users display their talents, passion, style, personality, and more. The app has become extremely popular among Gen-Z and many use it to express themselves through art and fashion and use it as an expressive form where they can truly be themselves.
Fashion is something that has taken over the app tremendously, with users posting their favorite outfits and accessories, stores to shop at, trends, clothing pieces that they made, tips on working in fashion, and more. TikTok has truly changed the fashion industry with its influence on trends.
A huge trend among the fashion side of TikTok is Alternative fashion. Characterized by edgy styles and dark colors, “It’s filled with punks, people who love music, fashion and all that other artsy stuff, alt people, gay people, and goths,” wrote an Urban Dictionary user.
Many Gen-Z users have taken over the app with Alternative fashion, taking inspiration from early 2000s goth fashion. Users have taken inspiration from punk artists like Avril Lavigne and Taylor Momsen to television characters like Ellie from Degrassi.