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In the fashion dictionary, grunge ranks high and strong, stirred with unwavering passion as the pendulum swings back and forth in its cyclical revival of trends. That’s because its disheveled just-rolled-out-of-bed feel and effortlessly sexy looks convey personality, edge and bravado bringing back memories of the most grunge decade of all times – the Nineties.
What started in Seattle and spread like wild fire to New York and beyond, is epitomized by a series of iconic pieces including ripped and faded denim, checked flannel shirts, ratty logoed T-shirts and Dr. Martens-style ankle boots. All layered or tied around the waist to weather the temperature changes for a utilitarian necessity.
So it’s time to add a touch of grunge to your fall line-up. And the choices are endless as designers reimagine the bygone decade with a number of fab and versatile pieces, innovative textures, sub-genre styling, inventive layers and play on volumes creating an overall slouchy mood filled with glamour. Our inventive and unexpected brand mix includes an ample range of brands, often polar opposite in terms of DNA and heritage – Givenchy and Off-White, Sacai and Balenciaga, The Row and Tom Boy, Isabel Marant and Marsell plus many more including Laurence Decade, Saint Laurent and Nick Fouquet. All the better to liberally express your very own grunge look.
In terms of inspirations, among the hot Nineties icons are Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, Drew Barrymore, Kim Gordon, Liv Tyler and PJ Harvey.
On the runway, Marc Jacobs is credited with bringing grunge to the catwalk with his spring 1993 collection for Perry Ellis, followed by the likes of Calvin Klein, Christian Francis Roth, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Anna Sui and Versace who all served up layered and vintage looks made out of luxury fabrics.