The new Grunge

For the moment I am obssesing over the grunge look. It was a quite hot trend several years ago. I recall Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen being the fashionistas that always nailed the look perfectly, and Marc Jacobs was the man on everyones lips. For this fall and winter season it hasn’t been any grunge vibes, but for RTW spring and summer 2012 there were two huge actors on the fashion scene who applied the grunge look in their collection – Phillip Lim and Dries Van Noten. Of course, the designers translated grunge in their own ways. I instantly got hooked on the patterns, the checked shirts, the layering – a leather on top of a shirt on top of a tee – the shoes, the trousers and the mixing of prints, patterns and materials (read silk with wool, cashmere with jeans). Hopefully, this will be more than a one hit wonder. The grunge look has become a classic style that always push itself back into the fashion world.

I am in love with this combo – patterned pyjama-look-a-like pants, styled with a heavy piece of leather, and topped with a classic western belt with silver details. Underneath are the amazing Dries Van Noten RTW S/S 2013 collection. It’s slightly a bit more sophisticated than the 3.1 Phillip Lim, since Van Noten has mixed more delicate materials and feminine patterns. As you may know by now, one of my weakness is leopard pattern so that is why I absolutely love the leopard printed clutches in this collection. I think it’s cool how the have styled the leopard – not as a eye catching piece but more like one among many other prints (flowers,, checked ans stripes).