I’m so loving the high-waists, wide legs and general resurgence of the seventies in denim trends that I’ve been blissfully ignorant of what the future might hold. And then I read something very jarring at Elle, which was Alexa Chung’s predictions for denim trends of the future:
2017 is coming. What’s the future of denim?
We’ve had distressed edges. We’ve had culottes. We’ve had high waisted jeans, we’ve seen the heralding of the new bootcut back again. I’m so sorry to say this to you, but the only way forward is ultra-hipsters, you know? Like super-low cut, low-rider jeans, to the extreme.
Like the Alexander McQueen bumsters from 1996?
It’s not now. But in a year, those will be back. It’s the only way forward.
The idea gives me the shivers. But, thankfully, I think this time around I’ll be old enough to know better.