Few years ago, when the skinny – converse madness started, I was proud of my beautiful red one stars.
Now I don’t sport that look anymore or else people will see me when taking my kids in the park and take me as their older sister, since all adolescents are uniforming converse-skinny outfits. However, Converse will always be wearable, even if I momentarily discard them. This time they’ve got an anniversary to celebrate – their 100th, this summer. And the (not anymore) surprise was a collection of sneakers with scribbling from Kurt Cobain’s journals. Or at least that’s what we’re told. Inscriptions like “Punk Rock Means Freedom” will carry our young (and not only) steps through the day for a better living.
There were times, when I was young, when grunge was appealing. Adolescence is a sensitive period in one’s evolution. Growing up, I was most happy to ditch the darkness of all that and carry on with what can be described as a commercial-enjoying life. I can even bring myself to listening radio music and, surprisingly, I like it. I can put dresses on and don’t feel like undergoing a social pressure.
Converse is trying to bring back punk attitude in an emo-era. They’re calling in Sid Vicious for the campaign? That’s a bit overrated. I wonder who gave them the idea of campaigning with M.I.A. Maybe she’ll save all this converse century thing from disaster. Because I for one don’t look at shoes with a suicidal writings on as a smart move. But maybe that’s my grown-up self talking.
What do you think? Is Kurt Cobain still representing for present times?