Every generation should have a style of jeans that annoys the previous one. In the ’90s, it was the ripped jeans grunge look. In the 2000s, it was having bedazzled nonsense words on the butt of jeans that had people’s eyes rolling. Well, it’s time for this generation to create jeans that are sure to irritate old folks, and make younger people go wild.
Via Laughing Squid, we’ve learned about a new style of pants that creates an optical illusion. The pants look asymmetrical in a way that reminds one of a surrealist painting. One that is cool, but also more than slightly distracting. You can check out several examples of these edgy and modern new pants right here:
The pants are coming from LEJE, a French company founded by a pair of Korean designers. Together they have designed two different styles of jeans and trousers that are striking works of art when worn. The legs are strategically cut and stitched so that the fabric of the clothing moves independently of the pants. The basic effect to someone looking at them is that they look like a glitch in a video stream. Whether or not that’s visually appealing or not is entirely subjective of course.
There are only so many new ways one can reinvent a pair of jeans. Does anyone remember the glitter jean trend in the ’90s? We’ve tried hard to forget. But these new pants are sure to catch the eye of any passerby on the street. That is, until they take off, and everyone and their uncle starts wearing them. Then it will look like everyone is caught up in a glitchy video game. Didn’t they make a movie about that once?
These pants are not cheap, though. The prices start around $300. The higher-end ones go for more than $500. You can pre-order these “pants as art” pieces right now on the LEJE website.