Tuesday, 16 September 2014

is fashion saying adios to skinny jeans?

You can wander stylishly down any major high street today and discover that skinny trousers are a male's top fashion trend, a commodity worn regularly by the likes of the promiscuous Russell Brand and floppy haired Harry Styles. The popular trend has been fully embraced within fashion. Although there may be a bright-light for you skinny trousers haters, as it seems the ferocious fashion world may be waving a shameful goodbye to the tight-fitted look and embracing all things big and beautiful, with the baggy, boy band style trousers being prominent within SS15 menswear shows.

The skinny jean could be described as an archaic fashion trend… OK a little exaggerated, but they were quickly fetished into modern fashion by rockers during the early 70s. Rock bands Rolling Stones and The Sex Pistols were fans of the look. They were synonymous for bad boys and rocker types and this had become ever so scintillating for males wanting to recreate and emulate this look.

But it has become very apparent within SS15's male fashion week that this trend has actually been shunned heavily, being brushed quietly under the carpet by many popular fashion designers. 

Burberry, Lanvin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Paul Smith and Dior Homme were the main designers that steered clear of the look, once worn by the legend Elvis Presley. Even Topman, whom could be seen as the 'prime suspect' for the monumental popularity the trend has within today's generation.

Instead, SS15 menswear's biggest comeback was the baggy-trousers look, with popular designers including Hunter Gatherer and Casely Hayford relishing in showcasing the popular 90s trend. Showing us there's no such thing as too baggy with their extremely baggy trouser look.

One designer that did not evade the skinny trouser look was Saint Laurent. The designer didn’t follow the trend; skinny trousers were extremely prominent in their SS15 collection, as well as a heavy dose of leather and cowboy hats… Yeeha!

High street labels also celebrated all things baggy, H&M and Topman, two very popular high street stores, both favoured the unexpected comeback of the baggy trousers. Could our high streets soon be overrun by males burning their skinny jeans and competing to wear the baggiest trousers or has fashion got this trend so wrong? Only time will tell, N SYNC could even make a grand comeback and show us males how to pull of the kitsch trend.

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