AW21: Take A Plunge Into Grunge #TrendAlert

Rebellion is strong in the air as Autumn Winter 2021 takes on a messy muse! This season it’s time to layer up with a Grunge mood, complete with plaid, rips and frays!

Grunge punk
IG @lesfacons – Vivienne Westwood

To think of Grunge is to think of distressed denims, baggy silhouettes and well-worn plaid shirts. Think Kurt Cobain in those flannel shirts and a messy hairdo, Drew Barrymore in leather jackets and layered accessories. Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in graphic tees! And of course, Courtney Love, with her Grunge meets feminine aesthetics!

A style associated with ‘90s punk rock bands and musicians, this trend goes back even to the ‘80s! But it’s not just about layering on all black or loose fits, after all! To Grunge is to put together that effortlessly careless look carefully! Strategic layering with striped button-downs and tanks paired with frayed and ripped denims is a foolproof way. Top it with some heavy, chunky boots and some chain linking, and it’s good to go!

Insta @dolcegabbana

Designer’s Go Grunge

It’s a plunge into Grunge this season on the runway, too! From Vivienne Westwood to Marc Jacobs, designers reminisced on the ‘90s style statement this AW 2021 with plenty of layers, angst and rebellion! Vivienne Westwood, as always, kept true to her anarchic aesthetics. Asymmetric cuts with a clash of tartans and plaids were prominent! On the other hand, Alice + Olivia added a darker take to plaid in preppy plus grunge styles. Chopova Lowena paired pleated plaid skirts with smooth leather tops and chunky accessories. At the same time, Givenchy went all-in with shredded looks and heavy layering!

Speaking of layers, Junya Watanabe piled on snug layers with vibrant sweaters on breezy skirts with edgy accessories for some chic punk vibes. On the other hand, Kenzo was all about de-emphasising layers in bright colours and prints! Resident grunge kid Marc Jacobs put on a show in gender-neutral, large OTT layers! Complete with saturated shades, exaggerated turtle necks and an iridescent touch! Marni, too, opted for an oversized appeal with layers. At the same time, Dolce & Gabbana layered with frilly tutus and sports shoes, finished off with graffiti.

vibrant grunge
Instagram @kenzo

Celebs Punk It Up

Celebs love the ‘90s nostalgia for sure! From Ananya Panday and Bella Hadid to Beyonce and Karishma Kapoor, it’s a layer laden love with all A-stars alike!

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Hailey Bieber added a messy vibe with a green flannel and a trucker hat. While on the other hand, Kendall Jenner opted to go dark in washed out, frayed denims, leather layers and chains! Miley Cyrus unleashed her inner punk rock goddess in an all-black graphic tee, layered chain accessories and a beret. At the same time, singer Daya went casual in exaggeratedly ripped jeans and a comfy sweatshirt! Bella Hadid chose to layer up vintage with an oversized blazer and pearls paired with a plaid headband, very rocker chic!

On the other hand, Emma Corrin grunged up with asymmetrical pleats, chunky boots and lace! Pop stars Billie Eilish and Mo chilled out in some OTT looks. At the same time, Hey Violet’s lead, Rena Lovelis punked it up in bulky accessories in chains!

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B-wood too dabbled in layering up laid back this season! Anushka Sharma opted cozy with a hint of punk in ripped jeans and an oversized hoodie, while Sonali Bendre pulled on a comfy hoodie for a laid-back look! Gen Z’ers Shanaya Kapoor and Ahsaas Channa rocked old school grunge in a graphic jacket and sweatshirt paired with black shades, respectively! For Jacqueline Fernandez and Parineeti Chopra, loose layers in black were the way to go. On the other hand, Karishma Kapoor and Santoshi Shetty were all in for printed tees and chains! And Kalki Koechlin grooved to a playful beat in plaid!

The Rustic Rebel Collection

From well worn favourite flannels and plaid play to rips, frays and distressed, it’s a Y2K twist of fashion! Inspired by the casual nonchalance of this rebellious trend, we’ve created a range in gold with a play of oversized linking in chains and geometric motifs. Pack a punch with this DIY casual, laid back look, with an edge of skilful layering! This season, plunge into Grunge!

The Rustic Rebel Collection – Moodboard
Designer’s Quote:

Take a plunge into Grunge this season! From DIY frays and rips to texture play with plaid and skilful layering, get ready to embrace the edgy mood of Grunge. Inspired by the careless defiance, we’ve created a range in gold in oversized linking with chains for jewellery that screams casually carefree!

Check out some rock n roll worthy pieces for the collection:
Messy Maven Studs
Messy Maven Studs
Vintage Escape Necklace
Vintage Escape Necklace
Semi Punk Funk Ring
Semi Punk Funk Ring
Hip as Nirvana Drops
Hip as Nirvana Drops
Distort the Pop Bangle
Distort the Pop Bangle

While you layer up to vibe to this carefree trend of the season, add a bit ‘o gold for some extra layering fun! Rock with the Rustic Rebel Collection for some punk vibes and get your grunge mood going!

Explore the entire collection here!

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