Last week rumors surfaced that the next William Rast collection, which is the clothing line created by Justin Timberlake and friends, would feature one of the worst fashion crimes of the 1980s: acid washed denim! JT, what are you thinking?!
Yesterday, Justin unveiled the William Rast Fall 2009 collection during New York Fashion Week, and I'm sorry to say the clothes are worse than I feared. Not only was acid washed denim on display, but JT, his BFF Trace Ayala, and creative directors Johan and Marcella Lindeberg, chose the worst of all acid wash ... black denim! Oh, the horror!
The singer/actor/hottie extraordinaire almost always looks fabulous when he dresses himself, but I suppose we can't forget that horrible denim-on-denim ensemble from his days with Britney Spears.
On a positive note, I will say that some the William Rast designs for men are totally fine. The jackets are all pretty much a hit, and I love a man in a scarf, but the womens' silouettes are all wrong. Aren't we over the women-as-14-year-old-boys thing? Or are we already bringing back some of the fashion crimes from the 1990s? What's next? Chokers and couture grunge?
Check out some of the looks from the collection: