Harem pants hark back to Turkey, India, and Thailand captivating the fashion world through the test of time. Like the fascination for the kimono, it was French designer Paul Poiret who introduced harem pants in the 1910’s. Spring ’10 pushed designers Roberto Cavalli, Dries van Noten, Versace, Lanvin, and Bottega Venetta to feature the trend. Galliano followed for the fall, and the season aroused Dolce and Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Yves Saint Laurent. You think it seasons past? The trend prevailed at Vivienne Westwood spring 2012 as well.
This Fashionisto clearly understood the meaning of trend and individuality combining orientalism with the underground. There was contrast to the laxity of the harem pant through the use of hiking boots and studded accessories. Horizantal stripes were paired with a beanie, but the pop of green hair pushed boundaries beyond.
Harem pants are fashion’s commodities, but the ability to individualize style is profound. Take a cue from this Fashionisto, who translated the trend to his own style. You can easily morph the trend as a substitute for skinny jeans as it can be paired with boots or gladiator sandals. Accessories can set the mood, but hair can move the look to another level.
School of Fashion and the Arts (Philippines)