Nope, these days advertisers are starting to aim their messages squarely at Generation Z — the tweens and teens born from the early 2000s on, who don’t remember a life before the Internet (or before Miley Cyrus had blonde hair, for that matter) — the Snapchat generation, if you will. Once upon a time in a fast-fading era known as the ’90s, Generation X — the self-deprecating, cynical cohorts born in the ’60s and ’70s and named for a Douglas Coupland novel — captured our imagination with their indie rock-loving, slacker ways.
Sure, people's personal styles change over time. But for some observers, Taylor Swift's sudden shift to plaid-clad grunge rock chick strains credibility.
Love her or hate her, Courtney Love is good at getting attention. She caught mine in the spring of 1994 when Hole’s video for “Doll Parts” was in steady rotation on MTV. It immediately made me want to change my whole look.
In honor of Marc Jacobs ’ 52nd birthday today (HBD Marc!), we’re throwing it way back to his 1992 grunge-fueled collection for Perry Ellis. Jacobs was brought on to design at Perry Ellis in 1988, and this collection—filled with iconic models and even more iconic looks—is what put him on the map.
This past week during New York Fashion Week, you couldn’t scan your Instagram or Twitter feed without someone exclaiming that: “The ‘90s were back at this show or that show.” Thanks to Urban Outfitters and the teens on Tumblr, the ‘90s have now come to mean exclusively one thing: grunge. Here are the decade’s most important fashion movements from Helmut Lang minimalism to the Nine In Nail’s industrial goth Photo: Ok, you know grunge. Depending on the “hardcore” level, shoes could be a pair of heavy Dr Martens, or maybe Converse. For the ladies, there was the so-called “kinderwhore” look, which originated with Babes in Toyland frontwoman Kat Bjelland, but was popularized by Hole singer – and Kurt Cobain’s wife – Courtney Love .