Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love Featured on Clothing in Japan


Story by Anne Erickson

Clothing featuring images of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love emerge in Japan

Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and his onetime wife Courtney Love are being immortalized on Japanese-designed clothing. The three-part association between merchants Eyescream, Spade Magazine and Number (N)ine designer Takahiro Miyashita offers 16 “extremely limited” items of clothing printed with images of Cobain and Love, according to NME and the Eyescream website.

Items include t-shirts, trousers, vests, shorts and jackets. Nirvana aren’t the only grunge group getting in on the designs, as the collection also includes a Pearl Jam t-shirt featuring frontman Eddie Vedder. Don’t believe it? Check out Eyescream’s site to see the grunge-inspired pieces for yourself.

This isn’t the first time Nirvana has influenced a clothing retailer. Late last year, Cobain’s famous Flipper t-shirt — the one he famously wore when the grunge rockers performed on Saturday Night Live in 1992 — got duplicated and reproduced by clothing shop Forever 21. Cobain originally created the shirt with a simple magic marker, at the time standing for all things DIY and punk. The new fangled version sold out online in just a few days. What are your thoughts on these Nirvana-ized clothing pieces?

As for Love, the Hole frontwoman is currently working on her personal memoir. She also recently stated in her blog that she hopes to get back into acting soon. “I’m starting films again!” she exclaimed. “All I can say is thank you, Ronnie Meyer for your priceless mitzvah and Brian Lourd for your priceless advice. The next step will be to meet my agent. This time, no agent hopping, no listening to upper class boyfriends trying to tame me into ‘Mrs. Senator Wasp.’  I can’t call someone my agent until we’ve shaken hands.  All these endless, ‘You were so great in Larry Flynt’ leave me cold. I’ll talk about why I ‘resigned’ from film in 2001 some other time.”




Posted by Anne Erickson | Alternative, Grunge, Music, Rock News

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