By Stephan Pisko,
The grunge look is a little more difficult to pull off if you don’t possess the ‘honest attitude’ it’s harder to do than it visually seems and some personalities’ are just more suited to execute the ‘grunge look’ than most. It is not about protesting anti -fashion it’s about ‘who you are’ do you know yourself honestly ‘are you that attitude ?’ same is true in casting a film: ‘Is that the right role for that particular character and personality ‘. Everything must click personally and honestly or it just looks like some person wearing used ratty grungy type clothing so ‘out of place’ that it looks feels absurdly stupid.
Curt Cobain of Nirvana notoriety pushed the grunge phenomenon to full fruition he was the correct personality and character for this ‘uncreated look’ it just developed on it’s own Curt did not place (or) force any intent in creating this fashion movement he usually slept over at his friends’ places’ with his clothes on which I feel aided in the unknowing development of the grunge look blended with his stamped lifestyle of “come as you are’ not ‘as you aren’t”.
Grunge is ‘normal working class’ creativity it birthed out of the small working hero town of Aberdeen, Washington Curt Cobain’s hometown not 5th Avenue New York (or) Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills but you will see it visually in these places no doubt it’s just too easy not to grunge is: “I’m comfortable with the way I am too bad you’re not”. It is a positive depression …. a general laziness …. a used fabricated attire and was given blissful birth through painful Aberdeenish greys dulls dreary drabs Curt Cobain was the catalyst that smudged punk rocking neurotic attitudes into the grimy crud naturally without any effort.
Grunge is: “Washington Public Property” like Curt Cobain became and lost his ‘private personality’ for the all dangerous ‘public personality persona’ and not being equipped to handle the ‘psychological paradigm’ that subliminally set in cemented he was snared within his ‘own public prison’ where social media wanted to know every ‘piece of dirt’ (irony there hey) that they could dig up to ‘sell at the mag racks’ because it is always the ‘dirt that sells’ if it’s too flowered sweet smelling it has limited marketable longevity. Human beings’ really love the gritty edgy grungy grimy glamorous glossy!