We live in the age of opportunity. Once upon a time we could only select either skinny or flared. Now our denim wardrobe is wide open and full of possibility.
You can buy jeans covered in fake dirt, denim panties, and even jeans that barely qualify as a pair of trousers.
But if even these options fill you with ennui, don’t panic, for now there is an even more out-there upgrade on your standard denim.
Behold Junya Watanabe’s Indigo Denim Mix Panelled Skirt. For the bargain price of £3,025, (GHC21,065.33) you can be the proud wearer of a skirt designed to look like the waistbands of multiple pairs of jeans stitched together.
The A-line skirt allows panels of jeans to cascade past your knees, complete with upside down pockets, rivets, and belt loops.
What could be more stylish? What better thing could there be to spend three grand on? The product description reads: ‘Mid-length panelled non-stretch denim skirt in tones of indigo.
Mid-rise. Fading, whiskering, belt loops, and pocket detailing throughout. Concealed zip closure at side-seam. Copper-tone hardware.
Contrast stitching in tan.’ The model on Ssense wears the skirt the only possible way – with a chain harness, a white shirt, and a neon plastic bag.
Look at this picture and you will see the definition of fashion in 2019.
Look it up.
You could make your own take on the skirt with ten pairs of jeans, a pair of scissors, and some safety pins, but that seems like quite a bit of work.
It comes down to how you value your time, really. Would you rather painstakingly slice apart a bunch of jeggings for a few hours, or just drop a few thousand?
While you ponder that conundrum, rest assured that the skirt isn’t the only bit of funky denim on offer.
Junya Watanabe is also selling an upside-down denim skirt (with the waistband on the hem), a denim corset T-shirt, and a jeans skirt ripped open to reveal layers of tulle.
Like we said, it truly is a wonderful time to be alive.