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Over the course of the last year or so, the New York Times has covered such dubious trends as monocles, man-buns, and hipsturbia, leading many people to wonder if the Styles section is just one big joke that the paper of record is playing on its readers, or if there's actually anyone on staff in that section who believes in what they are writing. Personally, I've always wondered if these trend pieces are just a...
So, here's the thing about normcore: whether you think that the trend is nothing more than hipster posturing, or is just yet another example of privileged people appropriating the looks of the less stylish and, in effect, only amplifying the inherent differences between the haves and have-nots, or is actually a way of equalizing the style-based playing field, one thing that is undeniably true is that Fiona Duncan's introduction of normcore into the public's...

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