For a long time, fashion, culture and art prided themselves on being inaccessible to the elite: least is more A landscape, preserved with style and flair that “money can’t buy” (but is inherently the only way to get there). But if good taste is elegance, delicate gold jewelry and well-tailored pants, then hello to bad taste: conflicting animal prints, tiny Miu Miu stamps and hobo stamps. The damned kiss of the chef.
And not to fan a directional fire—the only thing that gets a higher turnover from a Shein’s line—but go ahead and the palm leaf is past me.
See, credit where credit is due. I would like to thank the unknown post, timeAnd the To accurately express everything I have been feeling lately. Sorry to be so poetic, but get stuck in the headline Welcome to the era of bad taste It was like inhaling a peach flavored vape: fun, sweet and saturated in a way my mother wouldn’t be proud.
Like a blind pimple, once you see a bad taste rise to the surface, it’s hard to look away. It is not news that popular culture is a magnet for everything trivial and morally profane. The Housewives The snippets are a cultural cornerstone on par with Shakespeare, the famed asexual Crocs teamed up with gorgeous fashion prostitute Balenciaga, and it’s become a Top 40 dirtiest hit, and there’s nothing better than spending hundreds of dollars on sock-core shoes. I know She is ugly.
I believe our collective preference for waste can be safely linked to the state of the world. We are in a very bleak news cycle. I don’t need to recount everything that was going on (I deal exclusively in phony journalism), but a global pandemic, several wars, a steady stream of mass shootings, an impending environmental collapse…you get the picture.
No wonder people are take up smoking greedily Don Draper, not to mention the popularizing effect of plastic bags – or separatist feminism If you want to sound like an eccentric philosophy student (BYO black turtleneck and rollie). directions like summer wild girlAnd the puck mode And the bimbofication They were all greeted with open arms (or had at least a million thought pieces written about them).
Let me sum this up for you: the annoying things you feel, whenever we want to console ourselves in cliched, cliched, cliched fashion.
The way we dress has always been in line with our ideological beliefs. The bad guys are anti-system, pro group sex hippies, wearing an all-black outfit that shows you’re either goth or praying to church which is 180 bpm and above. Bad taste enrolls you in a school of cynicism and fun.
Online hyper brand cult, callingAnd the Famous for their pious tongue in cheek texts. logos like God’s grace or They don’t build statues from critics Stretch across trucker hats and busts alike. The nihilism callingGentlemen, Alexander Haddad and Skylar Newman, have been discharged into high magnification an interviewwhere they discuss “trashworld“A slogan they use to describe the feeling of powerlessness that is prevalent in a time of climate change and platform capitalism.
their answer? To start a meme-core brand business, of course. A modern take on the T-shirt back that covered the 2000s like STDs.
Big Brother, Love Island And the Made in Chelsea: What is often considered a bottom-feeding symptom is lauded as an insight into human behavior. I, for example, consider my consumption of reality an anthropological study. I lay down late at night.
Ultimately, normalizing bad taste is a push toward authenticity. Throw out our elegant and harmless beige trench coat to reveal our unfashionable insides. Look at the rise of the photogenic: a relative newcomer to our digital lexicon, the term defines a group of typically lower quality images in contrast to the highly manicured hero shot of the pre-pandemic era (although there is much more to be said for orchestrated indifference). we use “lolas punctuation marks Or as an indication of an ironic tone, it rarely means that we were Literally Move on to the physical expulsion of fun. Grammar seems to be very difficult to use anywhere except for formal situations. Text with a dot looks like a bullet, or at least means sender Dislikes You are. As the old saying goes, “Emoji says a thousand words.”
Is it all a joke? Well, sort of, but also…no? Everything is soaked in so many layers of irony that it’s honestly hard to discern what you really like and what you’re so ridiculously like. It is more about guilt than pleasure and the tendency to full pleasure, extremes, and excesses. It’s about saying “Damn, it’s all bad, nothing matters, I’m going to put on this gaudy jacket, and listen to that mass-produced mess that auto-tunes and Domino’s order”s”.
Is bad taste a decadence of culture? Or the simple joy of Bachchan than it?
Who cares, I’m a pig in the mud.