Hideous Denim 2017: The Last Gasp

I can’t say goodby to 2017 without offering one last gift of hideous denim. I have been shirking my duty for weeks but I hope I can make it up to you with this baffling monstrosity by Sacai.

There’s always an element of surprise that comes with Sacai’s signature cut-and-paste technique – nothing is ever as straightforward as it seems. Take this denim jacket for example, which can be transformed from classic to statement-making in seconds. It’s been skilfully made in Japan and is detailed with zipped panels along the sleeves that can be unfastened to create a cool cape-effect silhouette.

It’s hard to argue with the “element of surprise,” as in “Oh my god, what the fuck is going on with this jacket!” Is it trying to look like a manta ray or a vagina?

What do they mean it  can be “transformed from classic to statement making“? How do you get this thing to look classic? Maybe it looks classic to a sea creature or in a parallel universe.

Let’s try the rear view:

hideous denim 2017Less disturbing from the back, it gives the impression of an accident, like something ripped open. Looking like you’ve been in an accident is probably a good conversation-starter. I don’t know. I feel sorry for that naked vulnerable arm.

$850 dollars feels just right, doesn’t it? But hurry, it’s low in stock.

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6 Responses to Hideous Denim 2017: The Last Gasp

  1. David Duff says:

    It doesn’t look like any vagina I’ve ever seen, mind you, not that I’ve seen that many, dammit!

  2. Suspended says:


    This is tame compared to some previous posts.

    A yearly round-up would have been nice. Best of the worst, then we can all vote for our favourite 😉

  3. Lil' mark-E says:

    I blame Vetements, or however you spell that bullshit brand.

  4. Romeo says:

    This denim stuff seems to be the fashion equivalent of Denny’s where every item is just a different combination of the same five ingredients. So if you can’t distinguish yourself with a traditional arrangement of denim, rivets, and zippers then you just take whatever scraps are hanging around and hope someone will spend $900 on whatever bullshit you throw together.

    What’s that? You’re saying I’ve just described the whole reason why the Hideous Denim series exists and that everyone knows this and my description is superfluous? Well what if I told you that I’m beginning to suspect that this is all a bullshit tax write off? “Yeah, we really took a bath on those zippered denim serape/cape/jacket combos, so, the whole year is a loss.” Maybe you could write this website off as a loss of capital.

  5. Dj says:

    Could the statement be wtf?

  6. Suzanne Myers says:

    This made my day…thank you. I felt sorry for that arm, too.

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