Monday, January 03, 2011

Grunge Is Back?

It looks like is channeling the spirit of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana a bit when it comes to a few of their recent clothing offerings.

Above: The Tiffany Cardigan at

Kurt had a green cardigan he wore to tatters. You can see it in the video Come As U Are:

Not only is it my favorite Nirvana song but I longed for his green cardigan back when the video came out. That fact alone makes me seriously consider buying the cardigan at Modcloth...a delayed finding of a long-time want.

This striped sweater:

Above: Garage Rock Sweater at

The sweater is also like something Kurt Cobain would have worn. He seemed to wear secondhand clothing which accounts for a lot of the cool but worn looking clothing he wore. This red striped sweater could easily have been something he would have been spotted sporting.

It will be interesting to see what other grunge inspired clothing comes back into the current fashion world. I know Doc Martens have become popular again with their new "high heeled" boots.

It is always fascinating when a style that I have already lived through the first time around shows up on the street and in fashion magazines again. It peaks my interest to see what remains the same and what is updated to fit current tastes when this happens. So, I will be keeping an eye out for grungewear and see how the new version looks.


WendyB said...

Fun observation!

SnapandPrint said...

It is looking like grunge is coming back in to fashion. I am amused and interested to see the modernized take on it when it comes ot the designs.