Thursday, 5 September 2013

Prima-Donnas of The Gutters

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in
the sky; in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live,
what is happening" -Coco Chanel
Indeed Coco cannot be disputed on such utterances. In today's world
fashion has been snatched by the mediocre citizen from the gutters.
These rebels are taking inspiration from past eras and eras yet to
come. It is these rebels better known as "the cool kids" that have
transformed street fashion. It’s no longer about the rich and elite
attending shows where they'll see clothes which would only be worn by
Lady Gaga.

Street fashion is about that compelling energy that comes with the
infusion of aspects from multiple eras.
The one style I have been spotting in the streets has been the 90s
Grunge trend with an infusion of vintage pieces and a hippie spirit to
round it all. It is with this trend that the youth is making
statements of non-conformity to society's norms and traditions.
Finding new ways to redefine "normal" in this age. Creating a world of
acceptance no matter who you are and where you from because no one can
be considered eccentric with every individual making their own mark
with one trend at a time.


 The 90s Grunge trend of 2013 is about bleached and worn out denims,
mash jackets, unique sneakers (more specifically Nike Air Max)
African printed accessories, cut off shorts, bandannas, chunky gold
chains, backpacks, styling beanies, dungarees and more importantly
flannel shirts which are hardly worn 'cause they're mostly used as a
way of layering by tying them around the waist.

 These are just some of the many elements which make up a credible
street look that creates a vehement expression that makes those who
are narrow minded frown at the sight of these fashion rebels.
Traditional wear has been transformed for each human to design it themselves.

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