Grunge, punk styles set to rock New York Fashion Week runways
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Grunge and punk are poised for comebacks for fall and winter, say top United States (US) department store buyers at New York's Fashion Week, which starts on Thursday, but don't rip up your flannel shirt just yet as the revival will be taking on a more feminine flair.
The return of grunge and punk for autumn 2013 are part of a rock 'n' roll theme experts expect to see in collections by the more than 90 designers showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Manhattan's Lincoln Center.
Hundreds more labels will parade collections elsewhere in the city during the semi-annual event, which draws more than 200,000 attendees to New York, from buyers to editors to models.
"There are early indications that people are having a love affair again with the idea of grunge," said Mr Ken Downing, fashion director of luxury department store Neiman Marcus.