KUALA LUMPUR: Fashionistas eager to embrace the next high street trend should probably keep their pants on.
The latest (alleged) fad is a minimalist denim pant so “hot,” much of its material seems to have burned away – leaving only its eyebrow-raising US$168 (RM662) price tag intact.
A designed-in-the-dark creation of US fashion brand Carmar Denim, the “Extreme Cut Out Jean” comprises a waistband, distressed seams, pockets and a lot of nerve. (Textiles are just too mainstream).
The concept sounds invitingly avant-garde, but models featured “clad” in the used dental floss design look like survivors of a mob lynching, or an unfashionable zombie apocalypse.
The tragic aesthetics aside, wearers would have to be wary of cold seats, aedes mosquitos, and anything pointy or protruding that could snag their island castaway getup and trigger slapstick embarrassment.
The internet, meanwhile, has its panties in a twist over trousers with a severe case of anorexia.
From Twitter to Instagram, netizens are tearing the Extreme Cut Out Jean apart (what little there is of it), with some commenters wondering whether a colossal joke is being played on them.
But not only is it not a joke, the jeans were SOLD OUT just days after its launch, and according to its website , a long waiting list is forming.
So if you are in the market for wearable absurdity, the emperor’s new jeans await.