Goth Girls Are Back and This Is the Fashion Leader

Fashion loves a rebel, and they've certainly found one in SoKo. A French fashion rebel? Even better. A French fashion rebel who is the ex-girlfriend of Kristen Stewart and in a new movie alongside Lily-Rose Depp? Well, now we're seriously talking.

SoKo, an actress and singer, is currently being courted by some of the biggest brands in the business, namely Gucci. And, alongside her talents, her aesthetic really chimes with the forthcoming fashion mood. A/W 16's outlook is distinctly gothic and fiercely individual, two things SoKo appears to provide by the effortless bucketload. With her often-messy black-crow hair, smudges of red eye shadow and perma-glare, it's her beauty regimen that also has us interested—no wonder our friends over at Byrdie UK are also charting SoKo's rule-breaking look.

So during the recent round of shows at the very high profile Haute Couture Fashion Week, SoKo became a prominent fixture. She's partied alongside the other It girls of the moment—from Bella Hadid to Kate Moss—and has been notching up some pretty awesome looks along the way. Most of all, though, SoKo looks like she's having a riot doing it. Who else would hit the Cannes Film Festival (in blazing hot sunshine) wearing a Victoriana-style black lace dress with tartan pop-socks, mega-platforms and a grin from ear to ear?

Scroll through the gallery to see some of our favourite SoKo looks—and be sure to keep her on your radar for nailing autumn/winter's gothic trend.


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Style Notes: Juxtaposing a floral Kenzo dress against red Gucci accessories, SoKo's remixed the floral frock idea.


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Style Notes: Another day, another gorgeous Gucci choice. Add a punk choker and you'll get the right dash of attitude.


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Style Notes: Very few other girls would wear a black lace dress in the sunshine, let alone a Giambattista Valli one with purposefully wet-look hair, tartan socks and giant platforms. We applaud SoKo's dedication.


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Style Notes: The costume drama of this Gucci gown is perfectly offset by a corsage.


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Style Notes: No matter how ethereal the Chloé dress, it's SoKo's style to wear chunky shoes—and to make the most of swathes of fabrics for photo ops.


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Style Notes: For a Vogue Paris event, SoKo once again represented Gucci's mix-and-match aesthetic.


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Style Notes: While Lily-Rose Depp went retro, SoKo took on the Cannes bull by it's theatrical horns—this monochrome floor-sweeper is another beauty from Giambattista Valli.


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Style Notes: More black, more Gucci. SoKo's subversive way to do cute often involves sheer layers.


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Style Notes: Not content with one statement, SoKo breezes through three. Her Gucci trouser suit looks brilliant and bold with a leopard shirt and red corsage.

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.