My art professor discussed kitschy stuff w us. How it’s demeaning. People wear crocs and then a group deems them cute and fashionable and then they are a trend. It’s a tongue-in-cheek trend though. So the people that originally wore crocs or used Ikea bags, etc. genuinely (not sarcastically) are mocked while others wear them bc they’re “so bad they’re cool.” This is kitsch.
Ex. From https://aestheticsforbirds.com that I came across aft the discussion w my prof
Oh, and another example might be the Balenciaga chunky heeled Crocs.