Trends change in a jiffy. Some leave a mark on the fashion world for years. Then there are others that fade away after a while. But today, we’re going to discuss what we think is probably the worst 2 trends we’ve seen in jeans YET. We’re not asking you to (nor do we) follow trends to the ‘T’. However, we do take note of them and interpret some in our own way. The issue today is…how can we possibly interpret THIS (refer to the picture below) in a more subtle and sensible way?
We bet you’ve come across the ‘clear plastic straight-legged jeans’ on your Facebook feed and we are sure you’ve gagged for a few seconds too. ‘The MOTO mom jeans comes in authentic mid-blue, rigid look denim. Cut with a high-waist and tapered leg, it finishes with multiple pockets, classic trims and a cool clear knee panel detail,’ states Topshop’s product details section. According to Topshop, these jeans were ‘guaranteed to get people talking’ and they sure have accomplished that if nothing else. Other than the fact that its an extremely difficult trend to own, we also have so many questions! Is this a trend one can easily pull off? How do you straighten out the plastic creases on it? Does one wear them with the creases? What when we have unshaven legs, do we still wear these? Ugh…the confusion. We asked fashion blogger Aaina Jain about this, and her response was, “The Top Shop plastic jeans doesn’t sound like a good idea. It is probably a fad and an uncomfortable one at that. It sure looks futuristic but not a classic worth investing in. I love a good idea but this one doesn’t work for me.”
But some of us might have an extreme opinion. Fashion blogger Santoshi Shetty thinks that MOTO clear-plastic denims are pretty quirky and cool. She said, “Sheer and clear apparels have been ruling the runway and the streets. But coming up with clear pants was really fun, especially that the monsoons are approaching (laughs)! I think they are going to stay here for a while.”
BTW, Topshop’s not the only company taking, shall we say, bold steps when it comes to offbeat products. Opening Ceremony recently teamed up with the Y/Project to create a pair of detachable jeans that can easily turn into super-short shorts too! Don’t ask us what’s happening as we’re not sure either. These detachable jeans, designed by Y/Project, can be worn in two ways. Wear them as full-length trousers with your underbutt and groin exposed, or as short shorts. The jeans fastens together below the crotch and under your butt, only to leave a patch of skin exposed at all times. When we asked Aaina about this bizarre trend, she mentioned, “The detachable jeans is a good idea; it is wearable and of use when you can work it in more than one option. I might just get one just for some fun.” PS: We’ve got news! Opening Ceremony is also in the process of creating ‘detachable cut-out front jeans’.