As we enter the officially-acknowledged ‘most miserable week of the year’, rather than wallow, let’s cheer ourselves up with some light-hearted fashion, starting with a bit of ‘stupid denim 2019’.
I thought we’d left weird and ridiculous jeans behind in 2018. But no. Designers intent on creating denim nightmares are continuing to create all manner of jean-related evil in 2019.
Unfortunately, bootcut and low-rise jeans are making a return, but that isn’t the half of it. Brace yourself for something that may be even more unsettling: asymmetrical jeans. They are jeans that are straight cut on one leg, and a wide leg on the other. Asymmetrical jeans available for pre-order for around £300. A truly wonky price.
Welcome to designer brand Ksenia Schnaider, run by husband and wife team Ksenia and Anton. They’re responsible for this unusual take on standard trousers. If you aren’t able to pay designer prices in order to experiment with what may be a blink-of-the-eye passing trend, do not fear. Simply buy one pair of wide leg jeans, one pair of standard skinnies, cut them in half, and tack a leg of each together. Congratulations, you have created Frankenstein’s fashion monster, and just saved the best part of £300.
Onto this weekly instalment, and we check out Nike’s Self Lacing Trainers, Spring 2019 Trends and the world’s 10th No Trousers Tube Day, from NYC to Berlin to Amsterdam to London, everyone stripped off to celebrate this insane day.