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BYU Sl*t Clubs and Antiwork Subreddits
"with hints of Y2K and goblincore"
It’s Pete Davidson’s world (and we’re just living in it); Phoebe Bridgers walked the Gucci runway; laugh/cry while watching the new Pen15 trailer; and Instagram launches a new initiative around “British Gen Z self exploration” with an exhibition at Saatchi Gallery London.
THIS SUBREDDIT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO QUIT YOUR JOB
But that’s assuming you haven’t already. The subreddit r/antiwork — with 967,000 followers and counting — is a “temple of anti-capitalism and a reminder that a new way of life can exist, thanks to a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put pressure on bosses that need labour more than their workforce need money.” i-D
↳ Gen Z spends less time in a job than any other generation (an average of two years and three months in a role, which is honestly much longer than I was expecting). insider
COLLEGE COSTS HAVE INCREASED BY 169% SINCE 1980
THE BYU SLUT CLUB WANTS EVERYONE TO LIVE THEIR BEST SLUTTY LIFE
These Gen Z students seem pretty happy at college, fwiw. insidehook
To us, being a slut means living the life you want to live. Ask that person out, post that sexy pic, have sex, travel and don’t listen to people who tell you how to dress. Do what makes you happy. Being a slut isn’t just about sex. And I know it’s a cliché, but life is really too short. So why should we waste it on what other people think of us and living to appease their expectations?
88% OF CHINA’S LUXURY GROWTH DRIVEN BY NEW CONSUMERS
40% of first-time luxury consumers are under age 25, and Chanel and Dior top the list as the most desired brands among Gen Z. “A lot of consumers who might have spent [money] on traveling before other things, especially younger Gen-Z consumers, have instead entered the luxury category,” says one expert. bof
These younger Chinese consumers differ from their predecessors in terms of how they first purchase luxury. Whereas a decade ago, Oliver Wyman retail and consumer goods principle, Katie Sham, says “99 percent” of Chinese luxury consumers would have first purchased leather goods, today’s Gen-Z consumers are more likely to first buy a ready-to-wear item. “We’re not talking about a very expensive jacket from Chanel or evening gown from Dior, we are talking about a signature T-shirt,” Sham explained, or other items in a price point below 10,000 yuan ($1,564).
HOW MEDIEVAL FASHION TOOK OVER THE RUNWAY AND OUR INSTAGRAM FEEDS
Go to any rave in post-pandemic London and you’re bound to stumble across young people “dressed like medieval forest dwellers or emo faeries”; “it’s a post-apocalyptic yet pre-industrial aesthetic, with hints of Y2K and goblincore.” Chic. dazed
One last thought: