Dark Academia Starter Pack


Evalina Xu

Evalina Xu

What is dark academia exactly? That would be a subculture with a heavy emphasis on the “scholarly” and deeply infused with Gothic elements — think an extra in a Harry Potter movie, GenZers in Ivy style and drab color palettes, and Neil Perry from “Dead Poets Society.”

Among tweed blazers, brooding poetry, Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful”, and dimly lit libraries in 19th century England, here are the essentials for any dark academic aspirant.