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Title Hipsters: The Next Big Thing - Ep 6 Of 6 / Director: Larney, Seth
Published Australia : SBS 2, 2015
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Summary How did fixed gear bikes, artisanal cheese, craft beer and long beards evolve from being niche trends to cliches and commodities? Was hipster even a subculture at all? And why will no hipster ever admit to being one? The charming but not particularly hip Samuel Johnson off on an international odyssey meeting bloggers, trend forecasters, artists, photographers, graphic designers, musicians, tattoo artists, artisan bakers, baristas, bicycle couriers and rooftop gardeners. The series sets out to unpack how and why the now instantly recognisable hipster archetype grew from a localised street subculture to a global commodity, and ultimately a figure of ridicule, within the space of a few short years.Feeling that the Western hipster has become a parody of itself, Sam travels to a place where the word "hipster" is just beginning to gain traction: China. Sam learns that the idea of the hipster doesn't really exist in China - instead there is a movement known as the "cultured youth". This leads Sam to question if "hipster" as we know it can actually be considered to be a genuine subculture: what has it contributed that we will remember in two decades time? Sam returns to Detroit to meet pop-culture expert and author Bruce Conforth to get his take on what might come after the hipster. Sam goes on to investigate "normcore" - an "anti-fashion" trend that is tipped as the next big thing and conveniently for Sam, is pretty much identical to how he dresses. (Australia) (Factual Entertainment) M (L)Follow the conversation on Twitter: #HipstersSBS2
Event Broadcast 2015-04-28 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Chinese -- Social life and customs.
Fashion -- Psychological aspects.
Life change events.
Lifestyles.
Popular culture -- Evaluation.
China.
Form Streaming video
Author Larney, Seth, director
Johnson, Samuel, host
Bates, Drew, contributor
Bowa, Tyler, contributor
Burrows, Marianne, contributor
Conforth, Bruce, contributor
Qin, Ling, contributor
Wang, Jean, contributor