Cyber Goth is a fusion between industrial aesthetics and Gothic ravers.
While the term ‘Cybergoth’ was coined in 1988 in the United Kingdom, by Games Workshop, for their roleplaying game Dark Future, the fashion style did not emerge until a decade later.
This fusion between New York and London styles began in 1999. Initially the hair extensions and bright fishnets did not mesh well with goth fashion, but that by 2002 “the rave elements of dress were replaced by Industrial-influenced accessories, such as goggles, reflective clothing, and mostly black clothing.
Nancy Kilpatrick indicates that David Bowie’s look in the 1970s is the initial inspiration for the style, and that Fritz Lang’sMetropolis provided the prototype for cyber aesthetics. Kilpatrick also notes a link to cyberpunk science fiction, particularly William Gibson’s Neuromancer.