Contributive Info: Cyberpunk
Coined by Bruce Bethke, the term “cyberpunk” is a blend of cybernetics and punk. In cyberpunk literature, near future scenarios are post-industrial and dystopian.
Lawrence Person described characters in classic cyberpunk as “marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.”
Cyberpunk and cybergoth fashions are similar in appearance, but cyberpunk as a clothing style has a more computer-like flavor to it, while cybergoth takes more of an interest in genetic technology (hence the gas masks). A recognizable example of cyberpunk fashion can be seen in the movie, The Matrix.