Origin of the ripped jeans
Baggys, slim fit or slim, straight cut, boyfriend, roll up... Today there are many different styles of jeans and one of the latest trends is to wear them broken and unstitched, something that seems something new but He has been with us for a long time. Fashion is cyclical and trends come, go and come back more strongly.
This versatile garment has always been subject to changes by designers and leading fashion firms. From the 30s of the twentieth century, this garment ceased to be used exclusively by workers and began to be used more commonly, but it was not until the decade of the sixties when they began to see some pants ripped .
The arrival of the broken pants trend would take 20 years to arrive. It was in the eighties when pants began to appear with a break below the knee, something that everyone could not afford because in those years, clothes had to last a long time.
At first they were small breaks under the knee, but that was just the germ of what would be coming in jeans. Soon the larger breaks that would expose the entire knee and even part of the legs would arrive.
In those years, wearing torn clothes was a symbol of rebellion and was a breakthrough that was about to reach a decade full of changes. It was in the nineties when the tendency to wear torn and ripped jeans spread and was a real fashion that surely many of you and you will remember.
This trend was very present for much of that decade but with the arrival of the 2000 was disappearing and giving way to other different. As we already told you, fashion is cyclical and those broken ones that you liked so much in the eighties and then in the nineties would not be long in coming back.
Many designers like Helmut Lang or Tom Ford among others, began to customize jeans again, not only with embedded stones, feathers and embroidery but also included broken, although slightly more discreet.
It was the Italian firm Dolce & Gabanna who presented this trend in one of their fashion shows again, with ripped pants, very worn by the thigh area and with that characteristic broken knee.