Pick: Topman Spring/Summer 2014

GRUNGE ANTICS. Originally a music genre where distorted electric guitars blend with growling vocals, grunge is now a cult-like way of dressing that involves vintage denim, leather jackets and flannel shirts.

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In a similar masculine, moody, dark and introspective grunge mood, Topman brings back the nostalgic ’93 style immortalized by Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder and the likes.

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For the British high-street chain, it is not just about the angst-ridden theme and dark, muted hues; the collection also brings to mind images of disheveled, skateboarders mixing tie dye and floral in a burst of bright colors. The collection is a representation of two oppositional directions the genre took.

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