that raf look was the only one i really liked
i could see you in those ackermann fits
Cool, glad to hear you guys liked it. As I mentioned, I really do wish I had remembered more because there was a lot of interesting stuff. I like these kinds of discussions.
what gtrain brings up is important though - we (and a lot of the West, w/r/t fashion) tends to look to Japan for what's cool, and have for a very long time, so it's funny that while a lot of us would roll our eyes at their American counterparts, can find such inspiration in what is essentially the same type of clique.
At the same time though, I feel like not too many people could find much to like about the middle-america Hot Topic mall-goth that we're used to seeing. To me it was like a combo of really bad Vivian Westwood (there she is again!) knockoffs styled with novelty tees and bad jewelry and makeup. It made it really easy to just dismiss those kids, but maybe that's what they wanted (we always assumed it was actually attention though)