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Metrosexual Is So 2000s. Dirtysexual Is The New “IT” Thing In Youth Culture

“The modern metrosexual man,” goes the phrase. Ask millennials and they’ll tell you metrosexual is so 2000s. For the time being, an alternative lifestyle celebrating the untidy and raw realities is gaining momentum in youth culture.

 

We’re the generation who share nudes in Tinder. What’s the big deal? It’s just a nude selfie. We have our pubes selfied in DCIM folder.

Tinder Nudes - Illustration by Frances Waite

Tinder Nudes – Illustration by Frances Waite

 

Comme des Garcons men's Spring/Summer 2017

Comme des Garcons men’s Spring/Summer 2017 echoing values of social media

 

There’s no compulsion to wax or shave. Unwaxed legs. Unwaxed armpits. Brazilian wax is clearly overrated.

Tumblr/Hairy Legs Club

Tumblr/Hairy Legs Club

 

Photography Ashley Armitage

Photography Ashley Armitage

 

We don’t get the previous generation’s FUSS over period blood. Bitch, I am Instagramming it. There’s no shame, absolutely no shame in Instagramming it. It’s raw nature and what’s there to hide?

Photo: Rupi Kaur

Photo: Rupi Kaur

 

Period blood inspired jewelry design by Lili Murphy Johnson

Period blood inspired jewelry design by Lili Murphy Johnson

 

We can’t decide what’s messier. Bed room or hair?

Garbage Girls, by Maya Fuhr

Garbage Girls, by Maya Fuhr

 

Hood by air's Spring-Summer 17

Hood by air’s Spring-Summer 17

 

We take a pill in Ibiza.

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Glenn Martens' Y/Project AW16

Glenn Martens’ Y/Project AW16

 

We like hickies.

Skin

 

We like the taste of skin. That sweaty skin is keeping it real. Our sweat glitters & gleams.

Untitled, by Alexandra Marzella

Untitled, by Alexandra Marzella

 

We celebrate raw skin. It’s trending in visual arts art. We find that glamorous. Raw glamour.

Konstantin Kofta's backpack inspired from human anatomy

Konstantin Kofta’s backpack inspired from human anatomy

 

Metrosexuals unanimously adopted skinny jeans and rejected the old fashioned bell bottoms. Let’s relive 70s in those “unflattering” flared pants.

Martine Rose AW1

Martine Rose AW16

 

Event the couture is celebrating junk. Thanks to John Galliano’s association with Margiela, junk couture, has been a trending term ever since.

Maison Margiela Couture Fall 2016

Maison Margiela Couture Fall 2016

 

Perfectly airbrushed spotless porcelain skin? That’s so fake. How about naturally perfect imperfections?

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Moto Guo made a serious anti-grooming statement in Milan Fashion Week by casting models with pimples.

Moto Guo - Milan Fashion Week

Moto Guo – Milan Fashion Week

 

We can think about French Manicure when we stop biting nails.

we-dont-do-our-nails

 

Our clothes aren’t the perfect fit.

Vetaments

Vetaments

 

We’re the people who celebrate what was once ugly and dirty. Metrosexual can get a bit fake. We keep it raw and natural. We do what you think is dirty & unpleasant. We’re a generation of DIRTYSEXUALS.

Raf Simons Spring/Summer 17

Raf Simons Spring/Summer 17

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