I just learned yesterday about Normcore.
Does this disturb anyone else? The official statement on the trend is that it “encompasses the desire to fit in rather than stand out.”
I don’t buy it, though. To me, it’s sardonic sartorial commentary, a meta criticism of the unfashionable. ”Aren’t I hilarious? I’m wearing mom jeans like a loser!”
It’s mean-spirited and it epitomizes the worst facet of our generation: our unhealthy love of irony.
I’m so tired of snark. I’m bored by improvisers who comment on the scenes they’re in, sarcastic standups, ironic hashtags, and all of it.
Why are we so afraid to be vulnerable and authentic? To have the courage to honestly say, “this is who I am and what I like” without hiding behind a cloak of irony?
Sorry to rant. This is just something that I’ve been thinking about a lot. Aren’t we better and braver than this?