Grunge Texture

GRUNGE IS NOT DEAD

Timeless and casual, Grunge has its roots from the anti-consumerist movement of the 90's. Emerging from the era's hard rock scene in Seattle, Washington, and popularized by rock bands such as Nirvana and Alice in Chains, the musically inspired aesthetic eventually became Post-Grunge. 

Staple pieces:

Distressed Jeans, Chokers, Rugged Platform Boots, Fishnet, "Warning" and "Parental Advisory" Signs.

GRUNGE

Feed my eyes, can you sew them shut?

Grunge is a darker, edgier style depicted  with glitches, vinyl records, cigarettes, neon lights, and the color black.

Visuals

A majority of Grunge's visuals involve a large amount of dirty, grimy imagery. These show a sort of hopelessness and disenchantment with modern society. A lot of earth tones and pale colors are used to convey this sort of cultural depression often associated with Grunge.

Fashion

Grunge fashion of the late 1980s and early-mid 1990s was often purchased out of thrift stores at the time. Some will argue it was done out of a rejection of the fashions of the time. It's generally agreed that it's because it was cheaper as, at the time, most grunge artists were dirt poor. As the fashion became more mainstream, editor of men's magazine Details James Truman was quoted in 1993, "to me the thing about grunge is it's not anti-fashion, it's unfashion. Punk was anti-fashion. It made a statement. Grunge is about not making a statement, which is why it's crazy for it to become a fashion statement."

QUICK FACTS
Decade of Origin
1990s
early adopters
Nirvana
Green River (creator)
Key colors
Black
Brown
Red
Green
Blue
Grey
Key motifs
Plaid
Old jeans
Messed up clothes
POP CULTURE
REFERENCE
Alice in Chains
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Muskets
Soundgarden