Aesthetics Wiki
Advertisement
Sensitive Content Notice ⚠️
The following article contains and discusses content that may be distressing to some readers.
Reason for Warning: This fashion style is slightly suggestive. Reader discretion is advised.

Raxetas (sometimes also known as Ráchetas in Castilian Spanish) are a newer subculture in Spain relating to women who combine sophisticated fashion elements such as jewelry or shiny nails with urban ones, like tracksuits, fanny packs and slippers. This subculture is heavily influenced by Spanish Trap music, and it surged as an evolution of the Choni movement of the 2000s, incorporating more influence from mainstream American fast fashion.

Raxet is still quite similiar to its parent style Choni, although it also has its own unique influences like American fast fashion, Latin-American Pop and its overall darker style. Raxet fashion is also somewhat erotic; including crop tops and revealing clothing patterns like fishnets and diamonds. Essentially, Raxet is a trend that reclaims all the aspects of Choni that were once considered "tacky" or "ugly"[1].

The Raxet style is mostly found in the Levante area; also known as the Spanish Mediterranean coast. In fact, the term "raxet" is thought to be the Louisianan Creole word "ratchet" adapted into the grammar of the Catalan language, which is spoken in most regions of eastern Spain. Therefore, Raxets are mainly found in urban centers like Barcelona, ​​Valencia or Malaga. Some of the most famous Raxet singers include La Zowi and Bad Gyal.

La Zowi described the Raxet subculture as:

"A Raxet is a suburban girl who combines Bershka clothing with bootleg clothing that imitates expensive brands. She feels excluded in the system where she lives, and she worries more about having beautiful nails than voting in the elections." ― La Zowi

Fashion[]

Some elements commonly used in Raxet outfits include:

  • Crop tops and other tight clothing
  • Tracksuits
  • Fanny packs
  • Slippers
  • Big hoop earrings
  • Fishnets
  • Diamond patterns
  • Leopard prints
  • Bootleg clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Elements related to pyjamas (eg: fluffy hair)
  • Erotic elements, including exposed bras and revealing clothing and patterns
  • Shiny, long nails
  • Mild nudity (sometimes)
  • Dyed black or blonde hair (often)

Criticism[]

Claims of "Cultural Appropiation"[]

The Raxet subculture is sometimes criticized because some women involved in the fashion style try to copy the stereotypical clothing and style that many Latin-American female singers wear; after all, Trap, Latin-American Pop and Reggaeton are the biggest influences in the Raxet style. This has led to the misconception that Raxetas are trying to "Latina-bait" people. Some people have also criticized Raxet because they claim it's "culturally appropiative"; as the term Raxet is most likely derived from "ratchet", which is a Louisianan Creole word that refers to an "uncouth woman"[2].

Media[]

Musical Artists[]

  • La Zowi
  • Bad Gyal
  • Ms. Nina
  • Bea Pelea
  • Tania Chanel
  • La Mala Rodríguez
  • ROSALÍA (sometimes)

Gallery[]

References[]

Advertisement