Still more leaks from the Leader of the Opposition’s remake team.
Phil Goff needs to appeal to the young and the indigent, nothing epitomises this look better than “The Hipster”
The Wikipedia definition clearly expounds where we are heading with this look for Mr Goff.
Hipster is aÂ slang term that first appeared in the 1940s, and was revived in the 1990s and 2000s to describe types of young, recently settled urbanÂ middle class adults and olderÂ teenagers with interests in non-mainstream fashion and culture, particularlyÂ indie rock,Â independent film, magazines such asÂ Vice andÂ Clash, and websites likeÂ Pitchfork Media.Â In some contexts, hipsters are also referred to asscenesters.
“Hipster” has been used in sometimes contradictory ways, making it difficult to precisely define “hipster culture” because it is a “mutating, trans-Atlantic melting pot of styles, tastes and behavior[s].”Â One commentator argues that “hipsterismÂ fetishizes the authentic” elements of all of the “fringe movements of the postwar eraâ€”beat,Â hippie,Â punk, evenÂ grunge,” and draws on the “cultural stores of every unmelted ethnicity”, and “regurgitates it with a winking inauthenticity.”Â Others, like Arsel and Thompson, argue that hipster is a cultural mythology, crystallization of a mass mediated stereotype generated to understand, categorize and marketize the indie consumer culture rather than an objectified group of people.