Fashion for the Music Scene – Grunge Edition

There are few things we love more than the synergy of fashion and music. As two of the most influential aspects of modern culture, it isn’t hard to see the effects they have on each other.

One of our favorite music & fashion duets we’ve witnessed in the past few decades was the grunge trend. In the heart of its time, grunge music was the most popular form of hard rock. Tattered flannels and combat boots were met with sludgy guitars and raw angst. Everyone was a little bit dirty, but they were too busy being cool to care.

Coming down from the flashy and metallic aesthetic of the 80s, the grunge period gave birth the idea of effortless chic. The men and women at the forefront of grunge – Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Eddie Vedder, and Chris Cornell – never set out to start a fashion movement, and maybe that’s why it caught on so quickly.

Thanks to bands such as The Tempus, Foo Fighters and The Smashing Pumpkins, grunge music has seen success well in to the 21st century. In fact, Nirvana are arguably even more successful in the years since Kurt Cobain’s suicide in 1994.

The rebirth of the fashion side of grunge music has been gaining support as well. Celeb millennials like Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Taylor Momsen and the Olsen twins have brought the movement to modern audiences. Luckily for us, copying their look of unkempt perfection has never been easier thanks to our favorite fashion app, Comb.

Check out some of our favorite grunge moments through the years, and Comb your favorites.


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