1990's

"Come as you are." Those words by Nirvana sum up fashion in the nineties. Starting in the 1970's, individualism in fashion hit a peak in the "grunge" era. Out of Seattle came a new kind of music which was the anti-hair band sound of groups such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Smashing Pumpkins. Kids dressed in layers of T-shirts, plaid flannel shirts and jeans populated the clubs and high schools. Yet others mimicked the "gansta" rap look of loose, baggy jeans, oversized sports jerseys, and thick gold chains. Some working women decided to go with a revamped Mondrian dress ala the 1960's. People had more choices than ever before about how to dress.