10 July 2008

Sayonara, Skinnies

Are wild bellbottoms the new skinny jean? Prada thinks so, and so does The Cool Hunter.
I would've killed for these jeans as a pre-pubescent girl who thought that all things vibrant and clashing were fashion forward (back in the days when I made my own kente cloth dress). Those days are (sort of) behind me, but I'm unabashedly attracted to these break-the-mold jeans.

But remember, should you suddenly begin to see knock-offs in every chain store, just because skinny jeans are relatively flattering for a variety of body types, does not mean checkered bells are.

Dolce & Gabbana's divergence from the ubiquitous skinnies is more cautious than Prada's, but paired with animal prints, it's an undeniably hot look. Maybe time to break out my as-yet-unworn Bill Blass jeans. I occasionally put them on and walk around the house in them, but I can't very well wear them out till I've had them altered.

7 comments:

Adam Jackson said...

I am a big fan of James Jean, the artist that was a huge inspirational force behind this ad campaign. I started noticing his comic book cover art a few years ago and have been so impressed by how far he has gotten. Prada is a pretty serious client to have on your resume.

la femme said...

I'm feeling very attached to my skinnies...

Ailsa said...

Yeah, me too. Definitely not giving them up yet.

ryder said...

finnaly no skinny jeans, but the problem is---i have a full closet of them...
we will c how will prada be accepted iin streets.

Reggggg said...

oh... but i <3 my skinnies, like a fashionista <3's the perfect shoe, or a little kid <3's presents, or the way anoyone loves presents for that matter.

Punky said...

I was in the gap trying to buy my little brother a batman tee the other day and there were bell bottom everywhere. The gap is surprisingly on top of things.

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