Massively influenced by music genre, and decades past, the fashion industry is heavily immersed in the seventies at the moment.
I for one, have always been a huge fan of the seventies, as you can probably tell from previous posts. I have never, however, been overly fond of 90’s fashion. Over-sized boxy jackets spring to mind (think Ross off Friends), combat trousers and hideous Spice Girl platforms. All decades have their unforgivable mistakes, so I can let the 90’s off because of their influences in the early years of the decade reigning all the way from the US of A.
Now, I wear black, A LOT, and I do like to think that one day I can live like a bohemian or a hippie (I doubt this will ever happen) but by combining the two, I have come to the realisation that I have found my happy fashion place. Grunge – along with a sprinkling of floaty Boho and sharp edginess (Balmain style).
Before early 90’s grunge evolved into a much more commercial parent-friendly Britpop, teenagers were rocking out to the likes of Pearl Jam and Nirvana, firstly in Seattle (hence known as the Seattle sound) before moving across the water to Britain.
Above: Images of Seattle, USA
I love the unkempt, just got out-of-bed look – much to the dismay of my Mother. Being 26, I feel as though I am now developing a mid-twenties crisis and should try and dress my age.
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ – perhaps I should take note of this song title.
The rebellious kids of Generation X rocked out all their teenage angst in plaid shirts, biker boots, torn skinny jeans, band t-shirts, all-black outfits, stonewash Levi’s and thrifted garms. I like all of the aforementioned clobber, but I do like to sex it up a little with some sky high platform boots. In black of course.
Kate Moss, Johnny Depp, the late Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and Drew Barrymore all channelled the look perfectly, and all remain style icons to this day, dead and alive.
Modern day fashionistas look to the likes of the Olsens and Alice Dellal for understated boho grunge fashion.
I think it can take years to find your personal style, at least one which you’re totally comfortable with – and one that suits. It’s just a shame, mine is one which I could’ve done with finding a fair few years ago. Now I look like I’m having a mid twenties crisis.
I reckon 90’s grunge will definitely be next on the cards in terms of fashion trends. You only have to look at Yohji Yamamoto AW11 (below) and you can see this trend skulking onto the runway in all it’s truly dark glorious form…
GET THE LOOK
Below are a few selective picks from Topshop, ASOS, Accessorize and All Saints to show how you too can achieve the look, so you can rock out in style…
And finish off with a messy top knot… voila!
All images sourced from Google Images.