Grunge Revival Part 1


Grunge is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s in Washington, inspired by hardcore punk, heavy metal, and indie rock. Clothing commonly worn by grunge musicians consisted of thrift store items and the typical outdoor clothing of the region, as well as a generally unkempt appearance. The style did not evolve out of a conscious attempt to create an appealing fashion; music journalist Charles R. Cross said, “Kurt Cobain was just too lazy to shampoo,” and Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman said, “This [clothing] is cheap, it’s durable, and it’s kind of timeless. It also runs against the grain of the whole flashy aesthetic that existed in the 80s.” (wikipedia)

Grunge clothing can simply be indentified as a toned down hippie, or basically blending pretty pieces such as florals or sheer shirts with combat boots and ripped up denim to create a dirty and messy look. Of course at that time they were actually dirty and nonchalant, but now you can create the look with giving a little thought into it. Do not forget the fundamentals: floral and/or velvet dress, acid wash denim, flannel shirt, cropped tee, jersey anything, maxi tube skirt, combat boots and a backpack, preferably all layered together.

1) Levi’s Denim Cut Out Vest with Pyramid Studs Tie Dyed with Bleach – $95.00

2) Plum Floral Lace Maxi Dress Tail Coat (90s) – Auction (current price $23.50)

3) Green Flannel Plaid Slouch Dolly Mini Dress (90s) – Auction (current price $9.99)

4) Levi’s Cuf Off Acid Wash Jean Shorts (80s) – $25.00

5) Black Crushed Velvet Bodycon Maxi Dress (90s) – $22.00

6) Mini Black Leather Back Pack (90s) – $42.00

7) Men’s Mustard Acrylic Mohair Cardigan (60s) – $30.00

8) Green Plaid Button Up (80s) – $32.00

9) Cream Sheer Lace Cropped Top (90s) – $20.00

10) Floral Baby Doll Dress (90s) – $48.00

11) Black Floral Velvet Maxi Skirt (90s) – Auction (current price $19.99)

12) Black Leather Military Combat Boots – $125.00

13) Ankle Zipper Acid Wash Skinny Jeans (80s) – $58.00

14) Semi Sheer Taupe Shirt (90s) – $32.00

15) Tie Dye Singlet Crop Top (90s) – $20.00

16) Floral Lace Cut Out Fishtail Dress (90s) – $78.00 (or best offer)

17) Chambray Denim Cut Out Shoulders Button Up Shirt (80s) – Auction (current price $31.00)

18) Wolf Full Moon Tank Top (80s) – Auction (current price $19.99)

19) Gray Cable Knit Wool Boyfriend Cardigan (80s) – $68.00

20) Black Leather Lace Up Ankle Boots – $40.00

21) Hippie Inspired Tie Dye Circle Print Tee (90s) – $16.00

22) Olive Green Velvet Long Sleeve Mini Dress (90s) – $35.00


A material many feel extremely disturbed to touch, some even to the point of twitching. Yet it is one of the most noble textiles off all time; which comes in many alternatives such as flock, corduroy or plain and witnessed on a huge range of people from ethnic hippies to kings, preffered in so many decades from middle ages to 70s and now 2011-2012s. If you’ve read this text up to this sentence it means that you really want to know my pointless thoughts on velvet and that you don’t have Haptodysphoria so here is your reward:

1) Velvet Rum/Raisin A-Line Pleated Skirt (70s) – $32.00

2) Byblos Black Velvet Cropped Jacket with Quilted Lining – $89.00

3) Black Velvet Fringe Caftan – $24.50

4) Black Velvet Vines Burnout (Flock) Collared Shirt (80s) – $16.00

5) Cranberry Red Corduroy Pencil Skirt (70s) – $30.00

6) Black Rose Print Velvet Maxi Skirt (80s) – €29.90

7) Black Stretch Velvet Halter Top Maxi Dress (90s) – $46.00

8) Sapphire Velvet Criss Cross Low Back Fistail Dress – $76.00

9) Black Velvet and Sheer Floral Blouse (80s) – $33.00

10) Black Velvet Edwardian Fur Coat (90s) – $405.00

11) Rococo Black Velvet Midi Skirt (90s) – $26.00

12) Burgundy Velvet Tank Body Suit (90s) – $34.00

13) Deep Ocean Sheer Cut Outs Velvet Maxi Gown (90s) – $70.00

14) Velvet Floral Highwaisted Belted Maxi Dress (70s) – $68.00

15) Blue Velvet Oxford Blouse (90s) – $26.00