Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Grunge Trend: A New Way to Layer your Designer Clothing

Designers took an inspiration from the early 90's and brought back the grunge trend in designer clothing fashion. The grunge element are something we called distress, dirt, distort patterns, something really nasty in visual but not something you would run away from.

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Now the grunge trend means layering more fitted pieces and gaining a more elegant look. Go for the more chic touch: layers like belts and scarves, black leggings or tights and high heels. Let’s forget about oversized beanies, ankle leg warmers, knee ribbed socks or army boots.

The best thing about modern grunge is that it can be recreated very easily. The trend consists of easy to wear outfits that are brilliant for those summer days when you just don’t feel like donning shoulder pads and a waist belt. Simply throw on some denim shorts and a checked shirt and you’re done, while also being bang on trend.

Designers such as Polo Ralph Lauren are borrowing elements from that era to have an updated yet fresh new look. The alternative key trend of the era, which was more heavily represented on the catwalks, was grunge. Just as punks could be seen as a generation rebelling against their hippie 60's predecessor, the grunge generation was a stark contrast to the new romantic and power dressing of the 80's that came before it.

Both the punk and grunge fashion movements were heavily inspired by the music of the time. Grunge bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mud Honey and Hole introduced the not so famous, layered, un-groomed casual look that became so popular. In today's fashion, the modern grunge that was seen on the S/S ’09 catwalks has a more structured feel.

Fashion always repeats itself, that is why fashion trends run in cycles. Past trends starting to make a comeback as the fashion era of choice. Don’t be afraid, it’s not as awful as it sounds.


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