In case you thought you have seen all there may be of HBO Max’s buzzy Gen Z present Technology, happily, you thought incorrect! The present, created by 19-year-old Zelda Barnes and her father, David Barnes, is again for the second a part of the primary season on June 17 – simply in time for Satisfaction Month celebrations. In case you missed it, the dramedy follows high-school college students Chester, Riley, Greta, Arianna, Delilah, and siblings Naomi and Nathan as they discover their sexuality and identities towards the backdrop of social media, conservative households, and adolescent antics.
For individuals who’ve seen even one episode of Technology, you already know the costumes are key to the present’s world and the way in which every character expresses themselves. Costume designer Shirley Kurata’s Gen Z wardrobes are extremely on level and again and higher than ever within the second a part of the collection.
Kurata informed POPSUGAR that she’s used a wide range of sources to place collectively every character’s wardrobe, sourcing mood-board materials from Instagram, YouTube movies, and pop icons comparable to Harry Kinds, Jaden Smith, and even Gwen Stefani and Chloë Sevigny for the ’90s and Y2K aesthetics. Whereas Nathan (Uly Schlesinger) is extra preppy and Naomi’s (Chloe East) fashion is impressed by VSCO ladies and Brandy Melville, Chester (Justice Smith) is extra resourceful, trend ahead, dangerous, and gender fluid, based on Kurata. (Chester can be, admittedly, Kurata’s favourite character to decorate.)
Relaxation assured the manufacturers that make up Kurata’s wardrobes are simply as various as Technology’s solid and characters. Kurata bought items from LGBTQ+ designers and types comparable to Official Rebrand, which is an antiwaste, gender-free model; A Tribe Known as Queer; and musician/artist Seth Bogart’s model Wacky Wacko. She additionally bought classic clothes from LGBTQ+ distributors comparable to L.A.G. And Greta, portrayed by Haley Sanchez in her first main TV venture, wears Latinx manufacturers Viva La Bonita, Mija Cultura, and Hija de tu Madre.
“Once I hear again from queer youngsters saying how nice it’s to see a present the place they really feel like there’s somebody they will relate to or really feel like represents who they’re, it actually means lots to me,” Kurata mentioned. “I really feel prefer it’s nice to have the ability to present range in TV exhibits and to symbolize marginalized teams.” Learn on for a breakdown of the inspirations, influences, and types behind the standout fashions on Technology.