This is the vanguard aesthetic of the youth (and beyond). it is whats cool today. a freind of mine calls it 'gay demon fairy.' weve gestured towards it in a few different threads but I think it warrants its own look
Would you say its describable as normative emo?certain Soundcloud rappers were probably the earliest bastion of the movement, someone like XXXtentacion isnt a bad example, but I think its no longer just a rap aesthetic nor an aesthetic predominatley for grade schoolers
I think theres an overlap here for sure. I dont know enough about fashion whether to say if Balenciaga is just responding to the trend or actively influencing it.do you think what you describe as myspace chic overlaps with the aesthetic of balenciaga? i wanted to do a thread on it but didn't know how to formulate, what i noticed is that this brand got really omnipresent. from putting out exclusive variants of crocs to having collaborations with the simpsons and releasing binman or blue-collar jackets for thousands of dollars. lots of rap songs about it as well.