Kurt Cobain might have left the mortal world, but continues to shape pop culture, fashion, and music. His unapologetic style statements, that were anti-establishment were quite daring at that period, and the global fashion scene tries to reinvent them every now and then. Just like Audrey Hepburn has been the style force for women, similarly, Kurt Cobain has not ceased to dwell in today’s clothing industry too, be it through the flashy fashion magazines or the references of the style bloggers.
Millennials today can easily relate with Cobain’s gender-subversive fashion choices, and hence currently a number of styles resonate Cobain’s existence amongst us. Most of the dominant trends of today’s age were first initiated by Kurt Cobain, and from vintage flannel shirts to oversized everything, here are some instances.
The Oversized Saga
Today’s contemporary streetwear essentials have a lot to do with oversized clothes, and this definitely traces back to Kurt Cobain’s grunge movement. The tees or jackets with elongated sleeves, overblown proportions, careless attitude and ballooning shapes that we are addicted to these days exude Kurt’s love for the ‘oversized everything’ saga. A 90’s throwback to be precise!
The Pajama Shirts
Do you remember spotting Kurt in pajama shirts for various events or shows? He was quite unconventional with his fashion choices and was confident enough to bring out the idea of wearing pajamas at bedroom to wearing something similar for other occasions as well. The runways are resonating with the ‘sleepwear as outerwear’ style idea, and this reminisces with Kurt’s habit of wearing the pajama linen silk shirts for social gatherings.
The Ripped and Destroyed Denim
We all love the trending “ripped jeans” look, don’t we? Well, it was Kurt Cobain who established this as the hallmark signature for grunge fashion. His nonchalant attitude made him wear the baggy denim which was majorly sandblasted, washed-out, worn-in, equipped with holes, shredded and ripped. The revival of these denim styles proves his fashion power.
The Flannel Shirts
You cannot speak of Kurt Cobain without mentioning about his habit of wearing the plaid flannel shirts. There has been a resurgence of the wholesale flannel shirts in the global fashion scene, loved by all sexes. This grunge uniform has been a part of the grunge style since ages and rocked the 90’s era. Though athleisure is surfacing these days, from celebs to common crowd, everyone is in love with flannels forever. The trend-proof closet essential can be worn in various ways, be it as layers, to formal shirts under suits, and as casual ones for weekends errands too.
Whenever stereotypes have been subverted in today’s glamorous style world, we cannot help but remember the legend, Kurt Cobain.