Fashion in Distressed Situations: The Return of Ripped Denim

RIP IT OFF. Denim always sizzles for the summer and this season in particular, distressed jeans are bigger than ever


DA MAN Essentials - Distressed Jeans Denim by Saint Laurent
Outfit by Saint Laurent


A long line of top-tier fashion houses, from Calvin Klein Collection to Philipp Plein are rolling out their own takes of this timeless trend on the runways, with plenty of added details through patches and other embellishments.

Meanwhile, by employing natural rips on the knees, Saint Laurent strikes a cord with their own interpretation of the “destroyed” jeans. The end result is a pair of slacks that imparts a relaxed vibe to the total look while still standing out as a bold statement.

This ’90s-inspired fashion trend has also been making waves in fast retail brands like H&M and Pull & Bear.