A new season means new fashion trends and new must have items. A plaid shirt is one of them.
The fashion magazines are the first go to when you wanna know the latest trends, but I seriously think they have lost their touch, and I find them provocative and tragic. Mostly becuase they use so many wrong terms.
It's been a great deal of focus on the Dries Van Noten show where plaid and flowery pieces walked down the catwalk. The 90s grunge period lives again! *Shivers down my spine*. I can't stand grunge, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. They destroyed the music genere I love the most during the early 90s. Talented musicians with glammy and edgy style had to move over for ugliness and music played by no talented "musicians". The ugliness and the "I hate myself and want to die" attitude was the new hype. It was, and still is, depressive. But the hype got to much for Cobain, and he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger.
So why does grunge and the late Cobain live on? Why do fashion magazines call grunge for rock/metal and use leather jackets, studs and glammy peices when they make "get the look" articles? Why do they call it glam grunge, grunge chic, edgy grunge and grunge rock? They have absolutely no fucking idea what they're talking about! It's nothing chic and glamorus about grunge, and the only edge I can think of is the on you'd be heading for! And for the last time; grunge is anti-metal!!!
When I read the line "live out your inner Cobain", I want to throw up! And the very same magazine paired a plaid shirt with an Iron Maiden t-shirt and called it "edgy grunge". Plus called a style "biker chic" inspired by Courtney Love and Morten Harket... I'm just saying: find three errors!
Cobain was a no talented musician with psychotic and mani-depressive thoughts. He destroyed hard rock and heavy metal, and laught at men dressed in leather and glam.
A plaid shirt and an Iron Maiden t-shirt are not edgy grunge! I've never experienced a more inaccurate term than that! It's not the combination of the two clothing pieces that pisses me off, it's that fact that they think grunge is on Maiden's musical level. And what about the biker chic look inspired by Courtney Love and Morten Harket? Except the plaid shirt tied around the waist this look got 80s and 90s metal written all over it. A grunger wouldn't be caught dead in a leather jacket, and metallers wore boots long before grunge.
I got nothing against plaid shirts as a clothing piece, but what the fashion industry calls it and makes of it, pisses me off. I associate plaid with country music and think of Burt Reynolds, Dukes of Hazzard and Urban Cowboy with John Travolta when I see a plaid shirt, not a mani-depressive punk with slitten wrists ready to kill him/her-self.
I was about to buy a plaid shirt with black glitter (which a fashion magazine would have called "glam grunge") and TJ got several plaid shirts, but it's nothing grunge about that. TJ's wearing plaid becuase Megadeth and other metal bands like Skid Row and Antrax did so in the early 90s. But now the classic piece of clothing is only associated and stolen by grunge.
I'm sorry to get this hard and tough when I write about this, but nobody seems to know and care about this topic. I just want to put the record straight, and knock some facts into your heads once and for all!
PS! I'm ending my STYLEmag subscription. I've had it with this sh*t!
My name's Marita. I'm a musician and songwriter from Norway. I'm interested in music, books, movies, clothes and more.
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