While fashion may be a game that is to be played seriously ,according to Karl Lagerfeld, however the industry is filled with humor. It was just a few years ago that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler danced across our TV screens for snl’s “Mom Jeans” advertisement but flash forward a few years and every young fashionista on the block is toting a pair of vintage Levi’s high upon their waists.
Personally I don’t necessarily believe in “trends” and I think that there is a big difference between being trendy and being stylish or fashionable. Trends come and go and for me whatever is trendy is just what I am currently obsessing over. I find it fascinating how trends come in and out and up and down. A few years ago you can bet that some hipsters down in Sliver Lake or Williamsburg were rocking a pair of mom jeans and that members of select Fash-Packs gawked at the idea of putting on a pair of worn jeans that make you look like you have the worlds flattest derriere. But somehow and somewhere along the way “trend setters” such as Leandra Medine put on a pair of awkward looking pants made by Acne or Current Elliot and suddenly brand snobs everywhere (including myself) fell in love with the trend and couldn’t wait to stock up on various pairs of different lengths and shades of blue.
This is one of those trends that would make my mother say something like “Oh goodness we’ve gone back to that!” or “ugh i used to wear those back in the day”. The answer is yes mom, we do think that its 1993, even though some of us weren’t even born yet, it still gives us a sense of nostalgia. Things in fashion repeat themselves just like history, I guess that’s just a result of people having unoriginal ideas. All we can hope is that eventually we learn from our mistakes and that some trends stay forgotten like spandex or leg warmers. (watch me write about how much I love leg warmers in 6 months). Will we look back at this fad in a few years and have our mothers say I told you so? Probably. But as for now unfortunately when we purchase our own pair of mom jeans they don’t come with a “mom jeans” patchwork vest. What a pity.
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