So Long, Skinnies… Culeans are Where IT’S at
Part culotte, part jean, 2017’s most talked-about denim trend is definitely an opinion divider…
Designers have sure got their work cut out for them these days. As fashions become increasingly faster, our wardrobe purveyors go head-to-head to conjure up new trends to fuel the shopping circle of life. Which means we see wackier pieces reach peak style status (Vetements’ DHL tee being a prime example).
Actually, it’s hard not to think that we’re on the receiving end of some Truman Show-style conspiracy – an inside joke we’re not privy to – schemed to see what the style set will dare to wear next. Now, it’s a piece we’ve affectionately christened the ‘culean’.
The brainchild of Ukrainian designer Ksenia Schnaider, her slashed-at-theknee jeans – which boast a volumised, culotte thigh offset with a tapered calf – have been a firm fixture on the Fashion Month circuit. The big question is: will you follow suit?
Jeans, £279, Ksenia Schnaider at Shopbop