The Return of Grunge - Or Something Like That

Should we all bet on whether or not Grunge is making a comeback for SS 2013?  

Dries Van Noten SS 2013

Dries Van Noten

Sheer dress layered on top of two totally different plaids. This makes no sense.

I love it so hard, I'm drooling.

 

3.1 Phillip Lim 

A complete mish-mash of pattern that kind of looks ridiculously cool.

 

Phillip Lim SS 2013
 
Dries Van Noten Spring 2013

Dries Van Noten

Purposefully awkward lengths, sheer plaid, metallic, haphazard beading.

 

Dries Van Noten

Florals & Plaid. Hell, throw in some metallic brocade and velvet, too.

Chaos.  Luxurious chaos.

Dries Van Noten SS 2013

Closeup of my personal favorite.  It turns out the pants are quilted for even more texture.

Dries Van Noten SS 2013
 
Dries Van Noten SS 2013

Dries Van Noten SS 2013

Non-matching plaids.  The tucking in gives it a fresh, almost preppy spin.

 

Anna Sui 

Fishnets under a cutesy dress, under a lightweight military style anorak.  This was my favorite outfit to wear in high school, and I will still wear some version of it when I'm 90.

Anna Sui SS 2013

Anna Sui

Victorian / rebel / punk hybrid.  It's almost offensive, but just too adorable.

Anna Sui SS 2013
 
Phillip Lim SS 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim

Sheers & broken glitzy plaid.

Phillip Lim SS 2013
Phillip Lim SS 2013

. . . and the SHOES!

 

Bottega Veneta

That.  Is a fishnet blouse.  By Bottega Veneta.  I almost can't believe it.

Bottega Veneta SS 2013
Bottega Veneta SS 2013
Bottega Veneta SS 2013

Bottega Veneta

Deconstructed leather and chaotic textures that look surprisingly refined depending upon what you pair with them.


Are you surprised?  Overjoyed?  Cringing?  

As Met curator Andrew Bolton told Style.com of the upcoming Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit

 

"Fashion has lost it's edge...I just think fashion needs an injection of that [punk] at the moment." 

 

The exhibit doesn't open until May 9th, but so far I say Bolton is onto something. 

You might already know that I reserve a special place in my heart for all things edgy and macabre.  I'm smitten with the way a few designers have mixed all of these rebellious aesthetics of the 70's, 80's, and 90's together, and stitched them up with ridiculously sumptuous fabrics and details for Spring.   

I'm particularly fond of the nonchalance, the "humble" plaids, and utter pretentiousness of high fashion labels embracing the gutter.  

Photos via Style.com

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