Style and social class: Love me, don't love me

Style and social class: Love me, don’t love me

Alicia Powell WITH PERMISSION FOR VARSITY The fashion industry is forgetful: what was once considered old-fashioned and unrefined ends up being repackaged as the latest trend. The signifiers of working-class style—forms of excessive consumption once deemed vulgar and indiscriminate—find a new home in the closets of the wealthy. The so-called “chav” uniform derided by characters …

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