Crime of Fashion: Rick Owens harem-style pants

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Sometimes we wonder if we should just give up our campaign against harem pants. Every day we fight the good fight, trying to help people not look like they just took a dump in their pants, and then someone like Rick Owens comes along and charges £455 for his ‘harem-style pants’ and shows us it was all in vain.

Now, we’re not quite sure what’s with the "harem-style" bit of the description here. Because surely these are harem pants, plain and simple? There’s just no "style" about it – and we mean that most literally. We recognise the harem pants by the way the crotch brushes the models knees, and as we recognise these, our mortal enemies, we realise that while there is breath left in our bodies, we will not stop trying to rid the world of pants with room for diapers.

If you’re not with us in this war, you can hand over your £455 to Net-a-Porter.

6 Comments

  • April 10, 2008

    CP

    For Harem pants, these are probably the best interpretation I’ve seen out there. Not that I’m condoning the style in any way, I just think it kind of resembles a pant/skirt combo without any skirt on the sides. Harem pants are never okay, but if it were a wear or die situation between these and most of the others I’ve seen I’d choose them.

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  • April 10, 2008

    modaRhoda

    I agree with your post those pants are horrific!! The black nappy look.. Harem pants are evil and they must be stopped. Wear or die? Hello white light.

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  • April 11, 2008

    Amy S

    Not only are the pants ugly, check out the shoes! Are those peep-toe booties? With OPEN heels? I think I need to take a closer look…

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  • April 11, 2008

    Diana

    Hahaha that´s what I was thinking, not only those harem pants BUT the SHOES are horrid as hell!

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  • April 11, 2008

    Danielle

    Don’t give in! Harem plants (pants with pleats? a type that works!) should never be given full rein in the fashion world. Squash it now!

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  • September 9, 2008

    kenzie

    looks like you are wearing a humungous pad . yuck!

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