Haute Historian. A Distressing Fashion Trend

June 4, 2009 • Fashion


Bonnie J Brown for Second City Style Magazine

Tattered tights and shredded denim seem to be the clothing of choice for young celebrities today, everyone from Miley Cyrus to the Olsen twins are baring portions of their legs. While most of these young fashionistas show up on the worst dressed list or “what we’re they thinking” web posting, the holey jeans trend is sure to be a hot item for this summer.
I have a friend who has been on the hunt for the perfect pair for at
least a month already, the only problem is that the ones she's longing
for are over $200 and she just can't justify the splurge.

Like all trends, why this fashion is emerging now could be for a
number of reasons. It could be the cycle of fashions coming back in
style. During the late 1970’s and early 1980's wearing distressed clothing began on the streets and was an "anti-fashion" movement
which was first worn by those who considered themselves punk. The trend
spread and became main stream (or at least more popular) thanks to some
punk and rock bands during this time (see Patti Smith). Another reason why this trend is so popular now among the young and wealthy could be that we're in the midst of an economic recession and the rich don't want to come across as having too much money.
It wasn't too long ago I read an article where people shopping along
Rodeo Drive were requesting regular brown paper bags because they
didn't want to walk out carrying one with the designer logo, so the
idea isn’t that far fetched.

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