Denim’s dominion has shifted: the once-ubiquitous skinny jean has abdicated the throne, paving the way for a wider, bolder era.
Last fall, the Spring/Summer 2024 runways were awash in a sea of wide-leg pants, not just a resurrected denim trend, but a metamorphosis into an avant-garde canvas of all fabrications.
Gone are the predictable washes and cuts; in their place, a kaleidoscope of textures, embellishments, and silhouettes that redefine 2024’s pant potential. This is where comfort meets cutting edge, where casual becomes couture, and where the streets become your personal catwalk.
Rick Owens, the undisputed emperor of sartorial darkness, conjured wide-legs with mega platform pumps that danced like shadows down the runway, each swish a whisper of gothic romance. It’s giving Wednesday Addams meets Studio 54, and we’re living for it.
Tom Ford set the tone with a Midas touch: metallic wide-legs from classic metal colorways to pastel perfection, that shimmered like liquid treasure — a testament to denim’s newfound luxury.
But avant-garde needn’t be flamboyant. The Row’s current collection whispers understated luxury with cozy, wide-leg trousers in sumptuous 100% virgin wool; the epitome of effortless chic.
And for those who like their pants with a side of practicality, Acne Studios’ wide-legs come equipped with oversized cargo pockets, blurring the line between fashion and function with audacious architectural flair. Because who needs a purse when you’ve got built-in storage?
But it’s not just about individual designers; the whole Spring/Summer 2024 runway season pulsated with the wide-leg revolution. Stella McCartney reimagined denim as a fluid sculpture, Loewe played with proportions and draping, and Khaite has crafted wide-legs with architectural precision. Each interpretation a unique brushstroke on the denim canvas, a testament to the trend’s versatility and ever-evolving narrative.
Wide-legs are more than just a garment; they’re a statement. They’re a rejection of conformity, an embrace of individuality, and a declaration that comfort and style can, and should, coexist.
This story first appeared on GRAZIA US.