Some of you might remember me having written another post about grunge revival about a year ago, if I’m not mistaken. But it’s just timeless so I thought I’d give it another round.
The ’90s revolved around the concept of being against fashion, it was the era of ‘Anti Fashion’. With this concept and mentality nestled in individuals, the grunge look evolved – the un-styled hair, messy heavy makeup, dark lips, heavy jewelry, chunky shoes, mens T-shirts, long maxi dresses, vintage jumpers, flannels, denim jackets – an ‘I can’t be fucked attitude’ that oozed sex appeal and gave uniqueness and originality to each woman’s style. It was all right to go out wearing your own mood and being sexy or glam without trying.
With an own spin on it, the ‘90s revival and comeback to the 2012 are exactly what we need in fashion. A cleaning and washing out of all that is too rules orientated or stiff or superficial and a nostalgic embrace of all that is free spirited and cool. Yet the 2012 grunge trend, though inspired by, is quite different from the ‘90s. It has a bit of glam to it, a feminine side that seems to have been quite well preserved in this process of fashion decade transition. 2012 is becoming a clash of styles. Grunge but glam. Rock but luxuriant. Dark but feminine. Strong but vulnerable.
And is this comeback actually happening? Slowly. From the streets – packed with young generations of cool looking rebels with unlimited fashion imaginations and personalities that have more courage than we did in 20 years since the ‘90s – to the runways.