In the midst of this 90’s revival we’ve been experiencing the last few years, here is one comeback that I never, ever, saw coming. Do you remember the JNCO jean? Of course you do. Who can forget those high-waisted, carpenter jeans with the flare leg so wide you could hide a couple of kids in it. Popular among the 90’s skater kids and goths, they’ve found themselves the unlikely inspiration for a major runway trend.
Topman Design wholeheartedly embraced the throwback silhouette sending seven looks down the runway and sticking most closely with the themes the style is known for -contrast stitching, cargo pockets and super wide legs. By contrast, Martine Rose presented an androgynous version that is my favorite look so far. Dyed a delicate, pale yellow, it is by far the widest pair to grace the runway. Surprisingly, even Lanvin got in on the action sending a pair down the runway fitting for the yacht crowd of Capri.
With a whopping fourteen brands from London to Paris offering their own variations of this silhouette, it’s set to break out from its cult-like roots and go mainstream. This time around however, the styling options won’t be limited to Vans and baby tees. Who would’ve thought a look bred in the skate parks of LA would reach this level of acceptance two decades later.
Scroll the slideshow below to see all the inspired looks from the runway.