Today’s History of the Trend is another subculture. This is another subculture that I grew up around, I never got into it as I was more on the punk/emo side, but a lot of my friends were Goth. I also have a lot of scene friends but that will be a History of the Trend post for in the future as that is a whole separate category that also was born around the same time from as a subculture that originated from punk. I’ll also cover emo at a future date as well.
For the next history of the trend, I’m going to another sub-culture much like the punk one I did a few weeks ago. As you can read from the title, I’m going to focus on Kawaii sub-culture. I remember first seeing this when I was in Junior High School (2000s) but never really got into it as I went more down the punk/emo direction. And still sort of live in that realm fashion wise. But I do enjoy looking at Kawaii fashion, it’s just doesn’t match my personality.
Holographic products are nothing knew but I swear it’s seriously changed recently all thanks to SimplyNailogical who has basically coined the term “Holosexual.” Every time I see holographic anything, I instantly think of her YouTube channel. If you don’t know what holographic is, here is the definition: “A illuminescent pattern that diffuses light in rainbow patterns.” And many clothing and beauty company use this in various ways. From just the packaging to the entire product. Some products also claim to be holographic and are not. They do not have the entire shift of the rainbow but have a duo-tone shift instead.
I’m including this in my History of the Trend series, but honestly this is more of a subculture. And I’m going to do a few more subcultures in my “History of the Trend’ series because I feel like it just fits in. As I remember Punk being a “trend” when I was in Junior/Senior High school, at least for fashion. And I wanted to be part of this in the worst way, but my mom wouldn’t let me. So at the moment I’m kind of trying to live out my dreams of years past with the red hair as it’s something I always wanted growing up.
For the next article in the history of the trend series, I’m going to be focusing on chokers. This is a fashion accessory that I’ve been wearing since I was nine years old. And this isn’t a new thing that came around within the past few decades. Chokers have been around since ancient civilians used for protection as the neck was considered the most important part of the body. It was only in the late 1800s with Princesses of Wales that the once body armor became a fashion icon.