Friend of mine turned me on to Your Scene Sucks, a website that points out what happens when the waves of over-marketing crashes up against the shores of punk rock.
Scene focuses on the now-passe “emo” subculture and all of it’s subsequent sub-subculture offspring. Quoth:
“wouldn’t it be more of an act of rebellion if you didn’t spend so much time buying blue hair dye and going out to get punky clothes? it seems so petty. stop me if I’m being offensive. you wanna be an individual, right? you look like you’re wearing a uniform. you look like a punk. that’s not rebellion. that’s fashion.”
So while the punk rocker who said the quote is offended by the overly primped scenester, fashion people like myself invite such garish displays of conspicuous consumption and ideology via credit card. Alas, I couldn’t find my own kind amongst the various sub-subcultures. This gave me a not insignificant amount of existential discomfort. I spend as much, probably more, money at my local fashion outlets as any scenester, I too should have an emblematic stereotype around which to rally and hilariously post on my facebook with the comment “OMFG SO TRUu!!!”
So I took it upon myself to creating one of these fashion diagrams, starting with a prototypical “Fashionster” found on that most fashionable of teenie bopper websites, Lookbook.
Note that this isn’t done with vindictiveness, for this young lad could be me, provided 15 more years, 65 more pounds, and many, many broken dreams.
I should hope that Your Scene Sucks takes note of the emerging Fashionster (scientific name: stilus ridiculus) sub-subculture, such that we can then begin breaking down the sub-sub-subcultures of ridiculus, like the Lookbook bopper (gossipi gurlus), the Douchebag (colar popii), and the elusive but stunning Japanese streetstyler (stilus harajuki).