Origin of ripped and unstitched jeans
Baggys, slim fit or skinny, straight cut, boyfriend, roll up... today there are countless different styles of jeans and one of the most current trends is to wear them ripped and unsewn, something that seems new but He has been with us for quite some time. Fashion is cyclical and trends come, go and come back stronger.
This versatile garment has always been subject to changes by designers and major fashion firms. Starting in the 30s of the 20th century, this garment ceased to be used exclusively by workers and began to be used more commonly, but it was not until the 1960s that some ripped pants began to be seen. .
The arrival of the trend of ripped jeans would still take about 20 years to arrive. It was in the eighties when pants with a tear below the knee began to appear, something that not everyone could afford because in those years, clothes had to last a long time.
At first they were small rips below the knee, but that was just the germ of what was to come in jeans. Bigger tears would soon follow, exposing the entire knee and even parts of the legs.
In those years, wearing torn clothes was a symbol of rebellion and was a preview that a decade full of changes was about to arrive. It was in the nineties when the trend of wearing ripped and unsewn jeans spread and it was a true fashion that many of you will surely remember.
This trend was very present for much of that decade, but with the arrival of the 2000s it disappeared and gave way to different ones. As we already told you, fashion is cyclical and those broken ones that were so popular in the eighties and later in the nineties would soon return.
Many designers such as Helmut Lang or Tom Ford, among others, began to customize jeans again, not only with embedded stones, feathers and embroidery, but also ripped jeans, although slightly more discreet.
It was the Italian firm Dolce & Gabbana that presented this trend again in one of its parades, with unstitched pants, very worn around the thigh area and with that characteristic tear at the knee.