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Nowadays’s style tendencies are shaped by way of a medley of influences. Right here’s a take a look at rising kinds during the lens of an underground rave

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Type tendencies come and cross — then steadily go back many years later. Nowadays we’re witnessing a posh mashup of kinds impressed by way of each the far away and up to date previous, which incorporates grunge-era flannels, shipment pants and stressed headphones that nod to the Nineteen Nineties, 2000s and 2010s.

Speedy style will also be blamed for this muddling, however the democratization of affect may be an element. The normal tastemakers of tradition — celebrities, motion pictures and magazines — nonetheless grasp sway. However the energy of the ones establishments should now compete with social media truth, as nearly someone can succeed in an target audience on-line and shift what’s in style.

As the sector inches its method out of the pandemic and nightlife resumes, persons are rising with outfits and effort that experience long past unused for years. On a up to date Saturday evening, The Chronicle stopped by way of an tournament the place the most recent appears can every so often get their get started — or their revival: an underground rave.

The next portraits and conversations accrued that night in Richmond intention to supply an insightful — and every so often irreverent — exploration of as of late’s tangle of tendencies.

Responses from each and every matter were edited for period and readability.



Emily Beck, age 19. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Emily Beck, age 19. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Emily Beck, age 19. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“I am dressed in a s— ton of sweet, which I make. I am dressed in hairy boots, and a groovy skirt that I discovered on eBay … that is (my buddy) Nolan’s blouse that I am borrowing, and my fish bone hair clip is from Etsy.”

Emily Beck

Age: 19

Town of place of dwelling: Berkeley

Why did you come back right here?

I got here right here as a result of I noticed the flyer in this DJ I observe on Instagram, and I assumed it’d be cool.

Taste: I’d say maximalist, evidently. I simply love the entirety. I like garments!

What eras encourage your genre?

I certainly pull so much from Jap boulevard style and in addition the ’90s rave scene.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

I wouldn’t say my track evokes what I put on.

What are you dressed in this night?

I’m dressed in a s— ton of sweet, which I make. I’m dressed in hairy boots and a groovy skirt that I discovered on eBay. … That is (my buddy) Nolan’s blouse that I’m borrowing, and my fish bone hair clip is from Etsy.

Is there track in your USB stick?

Sure, there may be such a lot nightcore on right here. No one is aware of that I’ve 64 GB of nightcore striking round my neck!

What’s your favourite piece?

Most likely my USB.

The place do you store for many of your garments? The place do you pick out up stuff?

EBay, Poshmark, Mercari, Buyee.


Kelton Blackshear, age 31. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Kelton Blackshear, age 31. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Kelton Blackshear, age 31. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Kelton Blackshear, age 31. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“My genre is a ’90s take at the City Gentleman vibe with numerous female expression. A large number of crop tops, numerous great colours, numerous lengthy draping items, however a bit little bit of the entirety.”

Kelton Blackshear

Age: 31

Town of place of dwelling: West Oakland

Why did you wish to have to return right here this night?

A just right buddy of mine, my roommate, we have been making some burgers, chilling, and this used to be happening with a few people I do know — Doggiechow, Cel Genesis. We truly experience seeing them, so we simply sought after to return out and give a boost to.

Taste: My genre is a ’90s take at the city gentleman vibe with numerous female expression. A large number of crop tops, numerous great colours, numerous lengthy, draping items, however a bit little bit of the entirety.

What eras encourage your genre?

This night I’m pulling from in particular an ’80s- to ’90s-era vibe. The anime on my coat is from the early ’90s “Rurouni Kenshin,” a vintage. I’m rocking some native logo sweats at the moment, however simply extra of an old-school roughly becoming vibe. I’ve were given my (Teenage Mutant) Ninja Turtle socks, some Adidas and a crop best polo blouse that’s like a customized process. So very old-school business basketball, or no matter from the ’80s and ’90s.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

Yeah, I’m a singer-songwriter myself, so I take numerous inspiration from track. Prince is one among my largest inspirations at the moment for my genre and in addition simply my aesthetic. I truly love the fluidity, the androgyny. That’s one thing that I would like to take a look at and seize in my genre.

I really like numerous items that’ll cross from dishevelled at the backside after which tight becoming or crop best at the best. Or a cropped dishevelled blouse with a extra slim-fitting and high-ankled pant. I really like formfitting and colourful.

Out of doors of Prince, at the moment I’m drawing numerous genre from the present entice and hip-hop artists. They’re all drippy, so everyone needs to drip! You recognize everyone needs to have the ones items which are like “Bam!”

What are you dressed in this night?

So on my ft I’ve Adidas Cloudfoam, all white with an iridescent label at the again. Actually delicate however truly colourful, and on my socks I’ve some (Teenage Mutant) Ninja Turtles inexperienced socks.

I’m dressed in Run the International sweats at the moment; it’s an area fashion designer and retailer in Oakland. They have got a vintage taper, great and formfitting.

It is a customized one among one polo long-sleeve crop best, with some customized flower embroidery all down the sleeves. It’s a truly great piece that has that dishevelled, masculine facet, with the vegetation and the touches.

After which my coat is a few one-off logo from someplace like Vietnam or Thailand or Mexico, or one thing like that. It’s an extended coat with fur at the within from “Rurouni Kenshin,” an excessively vintage anime TV display. It’s were given the entire characters all at the again of it. The fake fuzzy cotton at the within will stay you heat.

What’s your favourite piece that you just’re dressed in?

To be truthful, my earrings are almost certainly my favourite piece that I’m dressed in at the moment.

My earrings are executed by way of hand by way of Epiphaunye. She’s native in West Oakland, one among my favourite crystal and jewellery makers. Oh, and he or she raps — she raps like no different!

I truly love the draping, lengthy dangling earrings. That’s been one thing that I’ve been entering since I pierced my ears not too long ago, so there’s some tiger’s-eye and a few different stones jumbled together there.

The place do you store for many of your clothes?

A large number of the issues that I’ve been dressed in not too long ago were given to me. Presents! A large number of antique items. A large number of one among ones, I truly experience that.

After I do buy groceries, to be truthful, I truly experience going to puts like Nordstrom Rack. I’ll cross to puts like Bloomingdale’s for positive items, however for essentially the most phase, on-line is a truly just right position. Or simply on the town, the one-off stores which are on the town like True Oakland.This polo that I’m dressed in, and a few different items that I truly like, I if truth be told were given in Divine Oakland in Chinatown. They have got numerous truly dope artists which are native artists and architects.


Cy, age 23. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Cy, age 23. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Cy, age 23. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Cy, age 23. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“In recent years I have been in a black and impartial tone segment, so simply roughly embracing the ones colours. However yeah, I do not truly stick with one genre or any other.”

Cy Borg

What’s your age: 23

Town of place of dwelling: West Oakland

Why did you come back right here?

I got here for a great time. I like the raves. I like the DJs that play right here. I like Doggiechow.

I like Engelsia. I like Gartex. I f— with numerous the DJs right here. I am going out. I’m a rave DJ.

I f— with this vibe.

Taste: Eclectic. It’s other each day. In recent years I’ve been in a black and impartial tone segment, so simply roughly embracing the ones colours. However yeah, I don’t truly stick with one genre or any other.

What eras encourage your genre?

I’m advised that I carry again numerous eras after I put on s—. … They’re like, “That used to be cool within the ’90s, now you’re dressed in it.” I used to be like, “Oh, ill, I didn’t even know that.” So I’m advised that, however I’m now not truly actively perceiving it.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

Eartheater. You must take a look at them out. They’re an digital artist. I believe like numerous their s— could be very experimental. They have got truly cool suits. I additionally f— with Rico Nasty’s suits.

What are you dressed in this night?

I’m dressed in Demonia boots, in fact. I’m dressed in a skirt that’s grew to become within out and is if truth be told assless. I’m dressed in a bikini best that I made right into a adorable little factor, after which I’m dressed in a necklace that claims “Cy,” after which I’m dressed in a thrifted, adorable old-school choir boy blouse, after which a wool jacket, after which a adorable little black bag. And, oh, white earmuffs.

What’s your favourite piece?

Oh, certainly the assless skirt! It’s roughly wild.

The place do you store for many of your garments?

Thrifting and hand-me-downs.


Jan, age 27. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Jan, age 27. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Jan, age 27. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Jan, age 27. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“I have no idea what blouse that is however I imply, it has got a pocket! I were given stoges and USBs in right here.”

Jan Klamoth

Age: 27

Town of place of dwelling: San Jose

Why did you come back right here?

I got here right here for just right track. I’ve been right here sooner than. This can be a just right time up in right here.

Taste: My genre is eclectic, far and wide. It’s now not the similar factor each day, it’s similar to no matter. I were given numerous garments, and every so often they mismatch and every so often they fit. It truly relies on what I’m feeling.

What eras encourage your genre?

I assume you need to name it gorp. I’ve been going outside so much in recent times. My buddy Alex takes me tenting and stuff!

Are you able to outline gorp?

Tenting equipment, outside equipment. That stands for “just right ole raisins and peanuts. What you devour while you’re on trails and s—. I’m positive numerous folks dressed like this this night. … there’s numerous folks dressed like this proper over right here.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

I’m now not dressed in it now, however maximum days I’m impressed by way of numerous like visible kei musicians from the 2000s. They’re Jap rock musicians. It used to be like rock track with an emphasis on symbol and elegance. I’ve this bucket hat factor — that’s roughly what they wore, wide-brim hats and stuff. They typically simply wore rock famous person clothes.

What are you dressed in this night?

I’m if truth be told borrowing a few outfits ’motive I’m staying at a resort up right here. I’m borrowing my buddy’s Engineered Clothes bucket hat. I’m dressed in my different buddy’s Snow Height fishing vest for fishing. Like I mentioned, outside. This may be my buddy’s ACG puffer jacket as it used to be gonna be chilly. The remaining is mine. I don’t know what blouse that is, however I imply, it’s were given a pocket! I were given stoges and USBs in right here. Those are Yohji Yamamoto pants, you have got a bit plaid thingamajig proper right here. It really works as a blanket, I assume. Costco socks. Reebok Instapump Furies. I were given those a very long time in the past, and I simply began dressed in them once more.


Jay, age 22. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Jay, age 22. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Jay, age 22. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Jay, age 22. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“I’d say my outfit at the moment is in accordance with inspiration from End result Mag, which is {a magazine} from the early 2000s in Japan. So I assume my genre is ’90s and early 2000s Harajuku.”

Jay Molina

Age: 22

Town of place of dwelling: Petaluma

Why did you wish to have to return right here this night?

That is if truth be told like my 2d rave. I went to at least one the previous day, and it used to be truly cool — the “Matrix”-themed one. My buddy invited me to it after which invited me to this one too. It’s truly superior. I find it irresistible.

Taste: I’d say my outfit at the moment is in accordance with inspiration from End result Mag, which is {a magazine} from the early 2000s in Japan. So I assume my genre is ’90s and early 2000s Harajuku.

What eras encourage your genre?

Overdue ’90s, early 2000s evidently.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you’re dressed in?

I truly like numerous visible kei bands, or numerous the outdated J-rock stars like Miyavi. He’s truly cool.

For track generally, I’m keen on numerous other genres like techno. I additionally truly like hip-hop, and I’m truly into screamo.

What are you dressed in this night?

I’ve were given a undeniable button up best that’s not anything particular, I feel I thrifted it. Then my tie is a 20471120, and my skirt-leg warmers-pants piece roughly has a jester glance. It’s Takuya Angel from the overdue ’90s, early 2000s Japan. After which my footwear also are overdue ’90s from Stomach Button. They made truly cool platforms, and those are truly demanding to come up with, so I’m truly happy I’ve them.

What’s your favourite piece?

Unquestionably my Takuya Angel bottoms. I believe find it irresistible’s find it irresistible’s essentially the most fascinating, and it roughly provides me that jester vibe.

The place do you store for many of your garments?

Unquestionably on-line, all secondhand. I thrift every so often, however on-line most commonly. I’m all the time simply taking a look.


Mariana Barsotti, age 20. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Mariana Barsotti, age 20. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Mariana Barsotti, age 20. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Mariana Barsotti, age 20. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“My genre is secondhand the entirety, and I both stitch it or paint it myself. I am truly giant into now not paying into client tradition and simply getting your personal s— or making it your self and reusing.”

Mariana Barsotti

Age: 20

Town of place of dwelling: Berkeley

Why did you wish to have to return right here this night?

I’m simply finding out how one can DJ. I moved right into a co-op and began DJing my very own space displays, and I simply truly beloved the scene, and all of my buddies love the scene. It’s simply a laugh to bop and pay attention to a host of drum and bass and storage track.

Taste: My genre is secondhand the entirety, and I both stitch it or paint it myself. I’m truly giant into now not paying into client tradition and simply getting your personal s— or making it your self and reusing.

What eras encourage your genre?

I’m certainly pulling from the ’90s/2000s track period, however I feel there’s numerous gorp and tremendous fascinating style coming from the rave scene itself. All of it simply emanates out of your thoughts and from track generally, you realize?

Do any style or track or artists affect what you put on?

With regards to rave-type track or digital track, the type of aesthetic of hard-core and breakcore with those like little meme, anime, cutesy accents, that’s certainly a truly giant inspiration for my outfit tastes. It’s roughly giant, dishevelled, formless, androgynous, genderless.

What are you dressed in this night?

A couple of sweet sixteen Air Jordans that I discovered at the facet of the street. A couple of pants that my buddies gave me, an outdated pair of ski socks which are mismatched, a couple of underwear undies that I were given from Ross that have been on sale. That is my dad’s outdated flannel. It is a damaged O’Neill sweatshirt I’ve had since I used to be, like, 5. I made those necklaces. And my buddy gave me the bra.

What’s your favourite piece?

Smartly, those are my skate footwear. … I like my Jordans.

The place do you store for many of your clothes?

Buffalo Change, Goodwill, City Ore. The rest secondhand.


Fitnesss (full name Ryan Bernardo). Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Fitnesss (complete title Ryan Bernardo). Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Fitnesss (full name Ryan Bernardo). Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Fitnesss (complete title Ryan Bernardo). Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“I used to care so much about have compatibility, however now I care extra about convenience and software.”

Ryan “Fitnesss” Bernardo

Age: 29

Town of place of dwelling: Los Angeles

Why did you come back right here this night?

I needed to as a result of I used to be acting this night.

Taste: I really like issues which are black as a result of they’re simple to compare with. I used to care so much about have compatibility, however now I care extra about convenience and software.

What eras encourage your genre?

If I needed to say, perhaps like ’80s punk. I grew up within the hard-core scene, so it’s only a very comfy and mawkish technique to get dressed for me.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

The Damned, Bjork, T. Rex.

What are you dressed in this night?

I’m dressed in a skirt. I’m dressed in some tights ’motive it’s chilly out as of late. I’m now not dressed in a blouse — that’s simply the way it is going — after which it is a loopy (synthesizer pad) setup on my chest that I exploit to accomplish reside, and it’s totally wi-fi. It makes me really feel like a punk once more.

The place do you store for many of your clothes on-line?

Uniqlo and Amazon. Company as f—.


Yaka (full name Zhang Jie Lim), age 25. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Yaka (complete title Zhang Jie Lim), age 25. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Yaka (full name Zhang Jie Lim), age 25. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Yaka (complete title Zhang Jie Lim), age 25. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“My genre could be very private and tries to include subcultures whilst now not falling into the ones stereotypes.”

Zhang Jie Lim

Age: 25

Town of place of dwelling: San Jose

Why did you wish to have to return right here this night?

I got here to give a boost to the neighborhood and the venue.

Taste: My genre could be very private and tries to include subcultures whilst now not falling into the ones stereotypes. (I’m additionally) seeking to get dressed in some way that I believe comfy and nonetheless really feel very self-expressive.

What eras encourage your genre?

A large number of what I pull from is from 2010s Jap style. Additionally numerous the very new kinds which are popping out in recent times from Southeast Asia, most commonly smaller designers. I really like designers that aren’t very widely recognized but additionally now not very pricey, as a result of I feel that’s necessary.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

Baile funk.

What are you dressed in this night?

I’m dressed in a Vietnamese logo known as Vaegabond for pants. I’m dressed in a best from Ato Matsumoto, who Kanye West made very giant sooner than he launched his Yeezy sneaker line. I’m dressed in MMY footwear, after which the entirety else is simply thrifted.

What’s your favourite piece you have got on now, and the place did you get it?

My favourite piece is that this “Serial Experiments Lain” button I’ve as a result of my buddy despatched it to me to cheer me up.

The place do you store for many of your clothes?

For essentially the most phase, I store on-line, and I most commonly purchase secondhand. However I check out to not spend an excessive amount of time or purchase too many items, and I prohibit myself with what quantity of money I spend. People who find themselves very choosy concerning the items they pick out in finding it a lot more straightforward to increase a private genre since you don’t have such a lot of choices. So that you truly have to shop for one thing you if truth be told like that can final.


Sasha Black, age 33. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Sasha Black, age 33. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Sasha Black, age 33. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Sasha Black, age 33. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“I am going to Ross, frankly, and search for the ‘let me in finding fashion designer bulls—’ or like ‘boutique overstock, blah blah blah’ and comb via all in their stuff.”

Sasha Black

Age: 33

Town of place of dwelling: San Pablo

Why did you come back right here as of late?

I got here right here to listen to some loud, demanding, speedy techno track.

Taste: Low-key well being goth, as dated as this is.

What eras encourage your genre?

None, truly.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

That is silly, however I’ve a couple of joggers that say “techno” around the crotch in rhinestones that my boyfriend’s sister gave me. So I’ve a troublesome time now not dressed in them to each display. … I believe like I simply Googled “Euphoria make-up” as soon as sooner than a rave final 12 months, after which I’ve simply been roughly working with that vibe.

What are you dressed in this night?

I like this Raiders commentary jacket, particularly as a result of I knew it used to be going to be chilly out right here. I if truth be told have this even stupider “Reside Snigger Love” antifa blouse beneath, if you’ll be able to consider, the emblem is named Ion Drip.

What’s the favourite piece that you just’re dressed in at the moment?

Truthfully, almost certainly the Raiders jacket. My mother sought after to get it for me for my birthday. We were given it on eBay, however the man used to be native, so I used to be like, “Don’t pay for the transport,” and he simply delivered it to me.

The place do you store for many of your garments?

I am going to Ross, frankly, and search for the “let me in finding fashion designer bulls—” or like “boutique overstock, blah, blah, blah” and comb via all in their stuff. There surely are issues I’m excited to search out now as a 33-year-old who’s getting to decorate the best way that I sought after to do when I used to be the age this is now environment and adhering to tendencies.


Rahim Raissnia, age 21. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Rahim Raissnia, age 21. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Rahim Raissnia, age 21. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Rahim Raissnia, age 21. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“My skirt is made by way of my aunt Natasha Robinson, who’s the rage fashion designer who runs Tashka Design.”

Larry Finkelstein

Age: 21

Town of place of dwelling: Oakland

Why do you wish to have to return right here this night?

To peer my buddies DJ.

Taste: San Francisco distinctive.

Are you pulling from any eras in time?

’70s, ’80s, ’90s.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

Rave! Like New York ravers and Euro ravers and S.F. ravers.

What are you dressed in this night?

My skirt is made by way of my aunt Natasha Robinson, who’s the rage fashion designer who runs Tashka Design. That is one among her mock-ups, and her aim used to be to keep items within the garment business which are typically wasted.

Within the garment business, once they’re operating on a work, they undergo a number of mock-ups, and the ones are all the time thrown out. So so to produce extra consciously, the fashion designer held directly to the entire mock-ups, and now I’ve this “one among one” piece that appears nice. I feel it might be cool if firms began auctioning off their mock-ups. Like a one-of-one Perfect mock-up? Other people would cross loopy.

Nevertheless it’s frowned upon for the reason that business is simply very inflexible, constructed on numerous unethical practices, and so they’re now not seeking to disrupt any of them. That’s what my skirt represents.

Then I simply were given on a Without end 21 blouse — neatly, it’s a get dressed — and I stole my dad’s go well with. He would possibly have given it to me, but it surely’s kinda demanding to inform, it’s Dries Van Noten. Then I were given Y-3 Qasa excessive footwear, my dream footwear since I used to be a bit child. After which I were given some thermal leggings that I were given in Sweden to present it the Rick Owens techwear glance.

What’s your favourite piece that you were given on at the moment?

Unquestionably the skirt.

The place do you store for many of your garments?

I f—ing love Desert thrifting. The Bay is excellent for thrifting. Then Grailed for issues that I will’t thrift — you realize, the Y-3s.


Vickee (real name Victoria Lee), age 22. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Vickee (actual title Victoria Lee), age 22. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Vickee (real name Victoria Lee), age 22. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Vickee (actual title Victoria Lee), age 22. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“I imply Y2K is beautiful giant at the moment. I just like the chunky genre footwear and the low-rise skirts, however that is not me ‘motive I get dressed extra masculine.”

Victoria “Vickee” Lee

Age: 22

Town of place of dwelling: San Francisco

Why’d you wish to have to return right here this night?

I like the raves!

Taste: Streetwear blended relatively with my Instagram Discover web page; the set of rules’s were given it proper. I simply you should be myself. I attempt to transfer it up. Athleisure, most commonly all black.

What eras encourage your genre?

I imply Y2K is beautiful giant at the moment. I just like the chunky-style footwear and the low-rise skirts, however that’s now not me ’motive I get dressed extra masculine.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you’re dressed in?

Drain Gang, Bladee, Yung Lean.

What are you dressed in this night?

I’m dressed in an Issey Miyake staff neck from my boyfriend and North Face HyVent ski pants that I thrifted, and black Air Pressure 1s with some leg heaters ’motive it’s chilly.

What’s the favourite piece you’re dressed in at the moment?

This chain, it’s a Yung Lean chain from 2016. It’s on this death-metal font. It’s one among his early items from when he used to be underground, and now that he’s extra hyped now, it resells for lots. However that’s now not why I find it irresistible. Yung Lean and Drain Gang roughly blew up throughout quarantine. Now it’s like a majority of these TikTok, Instagram-type folks flocking to this underground track workforce that I’d connected myself to, and I’m feeling like this lack of id on account of how giant they’ve gotten.

The place do you store for many of your garments?

I thrift maximum of my garments on-line on Mercari and every so often on Grailed, however most commonly thrifting.


Tara, age 21. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Tara, age 21. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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Tara, age 21. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Tara, age 21. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“Do my hair ribbons depend? Purpose I feel they are truly adorable. I appear to be a Christian lady … like a milkmaid this is adorable.”

Tara Hathcoate

Age: 21

Town of place of dwelling: Petaluma.

Why do you wish to have to return right here this night?

My boyfriend invited me, and, I don’t know, it simply appeared a laugh.

Taste: At the moment I feel it’s roughly like sporty schoolgirl, roughly edgy.

What eras encourage your genre?

I assume overdue ’90s.

Do any style of track or artists affect what you put on?

I really like the entirety. I really like experimental track, anything else that’s a bit other.

What are you dressed in this night?

I’m simply dressed in a random sporty jacket and a plaid skirt and leggings and leg heaters.

What’s your favourite piece?

Do my hair ribbons depend? Purpose I feel they’re truly adorable. I appear to be a Christian lady … like a milkmaid this is adorable.

The place do you store for many of your garments?

Secondhand, thrifting on-line.


John MacMillan, age 26. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

John MacMillan, age 26. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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John MacMillan, age 26. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

John MacMillan, age 26. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


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“I believe like style cycles, so perhaps this is more or less 2000s period, with the BB belt and roughly baggier denims.”

John MacMillan

Age: 26

Town of place of dwelling: Oakland

Why did you wish to have to return right here this night?

Fortify the homies, see some just right track.

Taste: Bay House, perhaps? I believe like the entirety I’m dressed in is from a store in Oakland.

What eras encourage your genre?

I believe like style cycles, so perhaps this is more or less 2000s period, with the B.B. (Simon) belt and roughly baggier denims.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

Unquestionably sure, however I will’t call to mind someone off the highest (of my head).

What are you dressed in this night?

Air Pressure 1s, Crimson logo denims, B.B. belt, Cookies blouse and, unusually, an Oaklandish hoodie, however you might by no means bet — it’s a collab with an area graffiti artist — after which I’ve were given this giant bag stuffed with Layer 22.

What’s your favourite piece?

It’s gotta be the belt!

The place do you store for many of your garments?

Lately, Internal Needs Oakland and True Oakland. Simply native stores.


Quetzal, age 25. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Quetzal, age 25. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


Brandon Tauszik Particular to The Chronicle

Quetzal, age 25. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.

Quetzal, age 25. Underground rave in Richmond, CA.


Brandon Tauszik Particular to The Chronicle


“I am dressed in a pleather skirt from the rave store Poisonous Thrilz on Haight-Ashbury. Those sleeves also are from there too. My footwear are Trucks, in order that I might be within the f—ing pit this night, and I were given on some leg heaters.”

Quetzal Solamente

Age: 25

Town of place of dwelling: West Oakland

Why do you wish to have to return right here?

To peer Cel Genesis, to move bang.

Taste: Emo c— complain goth.

What eras encourage your genre?

Perhaps slightly futuristic, so perhaps a bit little bit of what we haven’t observed but.

Do any genres of track or artists affect what you put on?

There’s this one artist Tomasa del Actual, a complete seductive vamp goth mami. She creates neoperreo track,, this weird-ass Spanish style that’s roughly trappy. I really like that genre, and the ones artists encourage me so much. Additionally vampires … the seductive type.

What are you dressed in this night?

I’m dressed in a pleather skirt from the rave store Poisonous Thrilz on Haight-Ashbury. Those sleeves also are from there too. My footwear are Trucks, in order that I might be within the f—ing pit this night, and I were given on some leg heaters.

What’s your favourite piece that you’ve got on this night?

Most likely my handbag. It’s my little man, my buddy after I’m dancing, you realize?

The place do you store for many of your garments?

To be truthful, if it’s now not that rave retailer, I can get it from unfastened piles.


Brandon Tauszik is a contract photographer whose paintings examines parts of The united states’s social outer edge.


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