On Monday, Topshop debuted MOTO Clear Plastic Straight Leg Jeans. The product description for the completely translucent $100 jeans reads, “Think outside the box with these out-of-the-ordinary clear plastic jeans — guaranteed to get people talking. In a straight leg cut, they feature classic pockets detailing and are cropped at the ankle bone. Ideal as a statement piece for a festival or costume party, take the look to the extreme with a bikini and sequin jacket or dress down, layered under an oversized jumper or asymmetric hem dress.”
Naturally, Twitter demanded answers.
— Amy Lo (@amylo_92) April 23, 2017
N jus when you thought life couldn't get any worse, topshop release these 'jeans' pic.twitter.com/xwMc52F4ms
— • cath • (@__cxtherine) April 24, 2017
In March, the British retailer, who did not return Yahoo Style’s request for comment, introduced $95 MOTO Clear Panel Mom Jeans, high-waisted, tapered denim pants with clear plastic knee panels. While the pants were possibly an updated take on the classic “mom jeans” (per the product description, the “slick plastic panels bare your knees for a futuristic feel”), the purpose of the panels remains unknown.
For better or worse, denim seems to be going through an experimental phase lately.
In 2016, Topshop sold “cutabout denim” with a strategically cut waistband.
Another style in the collection boasts thigh and crotch zippers.
We can only imagine what’s in store for denim this summer.
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