If you remember the ’90s you’ll remember the Seattle sound of fuzz guitars and drawling vocals, the emotional mix of zombie-like apathy and angst-ridden rebelliousness, the time when lyrics were a little random, jeans were carelessly ripped, hair was scraggly and eyeliner smudged. That’s a nutshell roundup of how it was the first time around, but fashion revivals always see things differently. Not even two decades later gruge was ready – from a fashion perspective, at least – for reinvention. Nostalgia kept much of the elements alive, but without the original angsty undertones it was edged with glamour.

Igor Oussenko‘s latest shoot hits on the oxymoron of polished grunge. This is how grunge is worked into many a youthful wardrobe viewed through a glamorous, sexy and upmarket lens. Ekaterina Kudrina’s makeup is berry-lipped and kohl-eyed. Elena Korobova’s hair is dishevelled, but deliberately so. And stylists Georgy Rushev and Oxana Pavlishina-Pomozova manage to work everything from crisp Burberry coats to floating pleat dresses in a way that fits easily with the modern-grunge aesthetic.

modern grunge fashion

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Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko
Grunge by Igor Oussenko

View the full shoot Grunge by Igor Oussenko at the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.