Were it not for this year’s 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s In Utero, grunge might never have truly thrown off the shackles of history. In recent seasons, however grunge has enjoyed a new lease on life, albeit in wholly new substrates from Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent collections to the editorial pages of fashion glossies. The latest issue of Vogue España reimagines grunge through a story by photographer Paola Kudacki featuring Julia Frauche. Titled “Lady Grunge,” the Havana Lafitte-styled story leads with the obvious T-shirt and flannel ensembles made famous by the early 1990s music scene, but it is that decade’s minimalism that provides the feminine touch. Dresses from Balenciaga, Céline, and Gareth Pugh in particular rather capably throwback decades, but it is Julia Frauche’s command of the page that makes this revival an improvement on the original.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue España noviembre 2013; Title “Lady Grunge”; Photography, Paola Kudacki; Styling, Havana Lafitte; Hair, Kevin Ryan; Makeup, Maki Ryoke; Manicure, Kiyo Okada; Studio, Fast Ashleys.