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.

 

Topman Design

Topman Design

Topman Design

Miharayasuhiro

Miharayasuhiro

Off White

Dior Homme

E. Tautz

E. Tautz

Gosha Rubchinskiy

Gosha Rubchinskiy

Lanvin

Martine Rose

Ami

Ami

Dries Van Noten

J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson

Kolor

N.Hoolywood

N.Hoolywood

Patrik Ervell

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