My current inspiration for an upcoming project: Distressed.
Why is it that ripped jeans cost more than unripped jeans? The handcrafting of a pair of distressed jeans is parallel to that of an haute couture gown - slashing, whiskering, bleaching, fading, stoning, washing, razoring, softening.... etc etc all extremely time consuming manual finishes. Entire subcultures in Japan are devoted to the art of destroying clothing.
Interesting, no? I like the idea that 'destruction' is now something that actually adds value to clothing. Perhaps my slashing project of a few weeks ago sparked this interest.
Would you pay 10 000 dollars for a ragged pair of jeans over a hand-beaded gown?
Net-A-Porter says so.
All their Balmain jeans are sold out.