Traumarama and BiliBili

Your daily dispatch of youth culture

Lil Nas X and Dominic Fike make out in the new Brockhampton video, Facebook launched a speed dating app, and…

HORMONE MONSTERS
Adolescence is having a moment on TV — Big Mouth, Pen15, Stranger Things — but the real highlight, for me, is the mention of Seventeen Magazine’s iconic Traumarama column. atlantic

THE PANDEMIC CREATED THE NEXT GENERATION OF GREAT ENTREPRENEURS
62% of Gen Zers are planning to start a business, compared with 50 percent of millennials. Speaking of starting businesses… entrepreneur

SECONDHAND IS INCREASINGLY AN OBVIOUS CHOICE FOR GEN-Z CONSUMERS IN THE US
55% have already sold something secondhand; 47% of teens have bought secondhand. Which brings me to… yahoo

HOW THIS GEN Z TIKTOKER GOT HIS IMPRESSIVE PRINCESS DI SWEATER COLLECTION
He paid $60 on Depop for an original sheep sweater — the same one that Rowing Blazers is now selling for $295. vice

BILIBILI, THE CHINESE YOUTUBE, IS THE GO-TO FOR GEN Z FASHION TRENDS AS LUXURY BRANDS, FROM GUCCI TO LOUIS VUITTON, COURT YOUNG CONSUMERS
While “fashion spending” (so, clothing?) has gone up 91% during the pandemic, spending among Gen Z spiked an astounding 106%. I guess allowances are recession-proof. scmp