Monday, May 18, 2009

jeans in distress

by frédérik sisa

The LA Times has a small photo gallery on a "new" (yeah, right) trend courtesy of Balmain; distressed jeans. And yes, I am rather distressed at the trend. Call me crazy, but I think torn, shredded, holey jeans look the opposite of clean - unless you're punk, in which case it's totally cool. But this whole high fashion hijack of punk strikes me as conceptually confused and aeshetically clumsy. Of course, I don't say this to discourage anyone from doing the distressed thing if that's their, well, thing. But this whole idea of post-mugging jeans as a trend, especially when priced at $2,195, strikes me as a bit conceited.

Tune in tomorrow for a review of a rather unique kind of shoe.


Aqua Catlin said...

Its "Trickle-Up". ie. they're so rich, they can afford to look bedraggled. And the designers are sooow fabu they can afford to design it...its such hard work all those little fray details!

Frederik Sisa said...

And to think some people don't need money to look bedraggled.

morbidmiss said...

Well put. The hijacking of punk is ridiculous, but the reason couture and high end designers look at street fashion is because it is often more innovative.

Frederik Sisa said...

Innovative, yes. Perhaps also a bit more honest? Like anything, though, honesty can be bought and sold in high-end boutiques.

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! We appreciate you!