Distressed clothing is not new to fashion. Almost all of us have done a DIY to make distressed denims at home. We have ripped them at knees & thighs, at times with holes of size bigger than the Denim itself 😛 .
When it comes to fashion, I love to read about the source of a trend and how it originated. Let’s dig into a little history of denims & their distressed form .
The first blue jeans was designed in late 1870’s by the German immigrant Leob Strauss, who later changed his first name to Levi. They were made of twilled cotton to be used by working class men only.
Ripped jeans started out as just a result of over use by working men. However, during 1970’s and 80’s, clothing became a huge part of expressing self. The rebellious nature of youth was shown by wearing ripped denims. By 1990’s, distressed denims became synonymous with Grunge. Kurt Cobain, being the obsession of the youth of those times, had a major role to play in making distressed & ripped denims a huge trend of 90’s.
Seeing his influence and the younger generations’s inclination towards this clothing style, the designers were soon to pick up & roll out their versions of distressed denims. What started as a DIY project at home became a huge rage. From then, till now, distressed denims have never gone out of style. It is more of a fashion statement now than a depiction of the rebellious nature of a personality.
With my current obsession with 90’s, I bought a Distressed denim Jacket and paired it with an oxidized necklace which is an antique piece from my mom’s wardrobe. I am wearing it with a Denim skirt(a trend from 90’s again 😛 ) which I own since my college days.
But I feel of an overdose of distressed clothing trend now which is why I am loving my skinny Denims back again 😀 .
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Denim Jacket : ONLY
Denim Skirt : Levis
Shoes : KOOVS