Too torn for style, com­fort?

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What started with a few blem­ishes and cuts here and there has blown up into torn off and frayed ver­sions — that’s dis­tressed jeans for you! A rage back in the grunge era in mid-1980s, the style made a come­back in 2015. And, it has only been grow­ing ever since, of­ten rais­ing the ques­tion: How much is too much? Is there no line to be crossed in the name of be­ing ad­ven­tur­ous?

We get fash­ion de­sign­ers to weigh in on the de­bate. Ragini Ahuja says it’s a per­sonal choice. “Denim is a street fash­ion fab­ric great for a comfy, ca­sual look. But how torn you want your jeans is all about your per­sonal style.” Anu­pama Dayal agrees. Although she likes her jeans cut around the knees or thighs, she adds, “It’s healthy to ex­per­i­ment.”

How­ever, many be­lieve that the essence of the style is lost in the name of ex­per­i­men­ta­tion. Nida Mah­mood says, “Cer­tain sec­tions of the fash­ion chain have butchered denims be­yond be­lief, mak­ing them look grotesque and un­par­don­able.”

Rina Dhaka is a fan of dis­tressed denims, but echoes the sen­ti­ment. “In the ’90s, while I was a teenager, I used to spend a lot to get th­ese tat­tered jeans. But now, their el­e­gance is lost. Some are so torn and shabby, that it looks like one did it at home,” she says.

Tat­tered denims con­tinue to be a favourite among Bollywood stars and young­sters. But are they ‘fash­ion­able’? Here’s what de­sign­ers think


Kiara Ad­vani Sonam Kapoor

Esha Gupta; (top) Rhea Chakraborty

Shilpa Shetty Kun­dra

Alia Bhatt

Twin­kle Khanna

Deepika Padukone


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