all my cyber stuff is from online and five-ten years ago chummer, sorry to disappoint. that said there are some really good designers still doing their thng, among them Plastik Wrap and Xenolux (full disclosure i’m a xenolux model and designed the hermes spats but am not paid by them at all, I just really like their stuff). Lip Service has great highs and great lows, are expensive, but sometimes you find something amazing. they seem to have hired a new designer who is doing decent witch house stuff. a good site to driveby every once in a while is Cryoflesh.com; they have good sales sometimes.
G-Star used to be the last word in high end futuristic clothing but have turned recently to the frat side and are now indistinguishable from Diesel and other bridge and tunnel trash. Old G-Star pieces are still floating around on ebay and abandoned in coat checks all over the world and are still extremely good; keep an eye out for them.
unfortunately, most cyber clothes are fuck ugly, cheaply made with shitty materials, fit badly, fall apart instantly, and nobody should wear them! probably because the main market for them was the rave scene, and when you’re on MDMA your taste in clothing is notably different from your average discriminating teen kvlt tumblr leftist.
here’s the front page of cyberdog right now. i mean you can’t really wear any of this unironically, and they’re too expensive for irony purchasing.
this is cryoflesh’s top banner ahahhshgfhasghg
…and here’s their typical stock (this shirt has LEDs in it btw), as shown on their male model (their female model is actually fantastic even in shitty clothes). do not dress like this
this is what “cyber” clothes are, and this is why the entire genre needs to be approached with a snake hook and lots of Raid. there’s stuff, certainly. just yknow. be careful.
this is great, for example (cryoflesh again. see what i mean about this model? she’s flawless)
but then again, no
which is why i own like, maybe a sparse handful of pieces that could be considered “cyber” at all, and three of them are Plastik Wrap, one is Xenolux, and one is Cyberdog but seriously hand-altered.
one of the problems with the cyber aesthetic is that it’s very hard to half-ass. unlike soft grunge or gothninja or hipster looks, you can’t just put together a “casual” cyber outfit and expect it to work. tying some neon tubing into your mousy ponytail and throwing on any old dayglo jumble isnt going to cut it. to really pull it off you need to look sleek, well groomed, futuristic or at least convincing as a cartoon character. not “attractive” necessarily, just committed. the people in the Steve Pyke pictures are pulling it off because they’re fully committed. they look natural, like they were designed that way. but most people in a goth club and most photos on cryoflesh.com are not.
i leave you with this