PURANI... ERR NO, PHATI JEANS TREND

Rishi Kapoor’s hi­lar­i­ous take on the dis­tressed cloth­ing trend, has now opened a de­bate on phati jeans

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Ye phati hui jeans pe­hen kar ghar se ba­har nahi­i­i­iii jaogi!” Have you been sub­jected to sim­i­lar ad­mo­ni­tions from your folks, when you were just try­ing to be in vogue by slip­ping into a pair of tat­tered den­ims? Well, all own­ers of dis­tressed den­ims would nod in af­fir­ma­tion. Re­cently, ac­tor Rishi Kapoor cracked us up when he took a dig at a high street brand’s sale, as he posted pic­tures of ripped jeans and shred­ded tops that were on dis­play in the store . “Buy two get one beg­ging bowl free. Sale at Zara’s,” the vet­eran ac­tor posted. Young peo­ple in the city say he is not the only one who finds the trend dis­tress­ing.

Anisha Singh, an 18-yearold stu­dent, has a sim­i­lar story to share. “My mom doesn’t un­der­stand that dis­tressed cloth­ing is a big craze in the fash­ion world. She gets shocked ev­ery time I at­tempt wear­ing tat­tered clothes. I have no clue how to bridge this gen­er­a­tion gap.” The older gen­er­a­tion, how­ever, don’t seem to be in the mood to change their mind. Bhavna Nigam, 45, mother of two teenage kids , says, “Young­sters these days do the weird­est of things in the name of fash­ion. I think ripped den­ims make you look like a pau­per.”

The ex­perts’ take? De­signer Rina Dhaka be­lieves it is to do with a sense of be­long­ing to a cer­tain pe­riod of time, and el­ders should let young peo­ple be. “When we are young, we over­look the ob­vi­ous and we wear what is in trend. As we grow older, we be­come more cau­tious. Let young­sters wear what they want to, as you would have done the same,” says de­signer Rina Dhaka.

De­signer Rahul Mishra how­ever, can re­late to Kapoor’s tweet. “I don’t think those T-shirts (the ones Kapoor posted) are even wear­able. So, don’t blindly ape trends, use your brains . These are fads, which of­ten go to ex­tremes. In high fash­ion in­ter­na­tion­ally, this dis­tressed trend is not even there,” he says.

Shop­ping with mom is fun till she shouts from one cor­ner of the store, ‘ye phati hui jeans nahi leni!’ and ev­ery­one starts star­ing at you HI­MANI CH­HABRA, BLOG­GER I wore my phati jeans to a din­ner in Thai­land. My hus­band’s friend re­marked, ‘You must give Rina some money to buy good clothes’ RINA DHAKA, DE­SIGNER It’s a very silly trend. I think soon we are go­ing to see ripped sal­war suits and saris as well KITTY KHERA, BOU­TIQUE OWNER

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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