Been mulling over this recent John Waters quote for the last few days: "When I was young there were beatniks. Hippies. Punks. Gangsters. Now you're a hacktivist. Which I would probably be if I were 20. Shuttin' down MasterCard. But there's no look to that lifestyle! Besides just wearing a bad outfit with bad posture. Has WikiLeaks caused a look? No! If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, it seems to me he should at least have an outfit for that. Get a look!" It's interesting how every single, strong youth subculture since the invention of youth subcultures has had 'a look', but now.... What? Has the counter culture become so moribund since the eighties that it still thinks it's rebelling by wearing tshirts and jeans? The undergraduate kids I teach still seem to dress broadly the same as the way they did back in the 90s when I was one of them. Rare to see anyone doing their own thing now... I had hoped in our day that dictated, mass consumer 'fashion' was dead, but it seems perhaps not? How do The Kids appear where you are? Anything striking / creative/ vintage inspired? p.s. .... this is not a hatefest on The Kids or The Moderns, I'm just intrigued that dress no longer seems to be such a big part of identity for them.