In todays design world graphic designers wear skinny jeans, stripped french shirts, beanies, filthy worn out shoes, black framed glasses, beards, moustaches, floral patterns, oversized tops... Is to be a hipster a requirement in the design industry now?
I have been to many design events this year, and its really funny to see all designers wearing exactly the same clothes... We pride ourselves as being creative, being able to offer unique solutions to our clients and yet many designers dress exactly like the designer next door.
Next time I hire a designer should I judge him/her by what they are wearing or by the facial hair she/he has? It seems as if that is requirement nowadays... Its really hilarious to see how some people try to stand out by wearing a "funky" pair of skinny trousers, thongs and buttoned up shirts...
Why do "many" graphic designers wear the same clothes and beards? A theory could be that older designers try to catch up with what the "youngers" are wearing, and hence all end up looking the same?
PS:Re. beards, I dont think is movember thing that went permanent..
I have had the same thought Franke. I work in Prahran where there are hundreds of studios and see/meet/avoid these types everywhere. It seems like it has become an epidemic.
I wear a shirt and jeans to work as it seems like a good fit with the rest of the crew here but recently I feel like I don't have enough hipster/homeless attire to be considered as a legitimate designer!!
I wear jeans and T Shirts because fck wearing shirts, slacks and dress shoes!
I have a beard too... not the designer stubble kind more of the wild lumberjack style... but I swear it has more to do with being a competitive powerlifter (a beard helps you lift more) and hating to shave than any conscious fashion choice
also I'm balding so it's nice to have something on my head to groom
ps. I don't own a bicycle
pps. I shower daily and all my clothes are clean and ironed... sometimes ironed
But hey is really an epidemic... Designers cant wear whatever they want of course...Not judging anyone here. But I am just curious to know why they copy each other (unconsciously or not) thats my question... They just try hard to combine their clothes to make them look rugged/casual/effortless and I find that funny...
Prahram is really infected. They try to go against mainstream by adopting a very specific look and end up wearing a "uniform", and think that that makes them look more creative...
Not saying we have to wear uncomfortable shoes or suits... Just curious as they think that their looks makes them more edgy when in fact they end up just looking like everyone else in the industry....
As adamdesigns says if a hipster/designer works for money and hence is part of the "mainstream", how can they be hipsters? Does that mean that they are just superficial "hipsters", is that just style over "function"?