CONFIRMED: Clothes Ripper on the loose, situation critical


The Fashion Police have just received confirmation that a deadly new fashion criminal, known only as The Clothes Ripper, is on the loose.

The confirmation comes in the shape of this top from Topshop, and we don't know what frightens us most: the fact that the top in question had to go through such a painful and humiliating ordeal to get into the state, or the fact that we know people will actually wear it like this, rather than as a layering piece, as Topshop suggest.

All that remains for us to ask now is: who – or what – will be the next victim of THE CLOTHES RIPPER?


  • April 30, 2009


    oh God.
    when I first saw this, I thought the white was a dress underneath. apparently not.

  • April 30, 2009


    i thought so too! this would be perfect for an 80s theme night, but that’s about it!

  • April 30, 2009


    Honestly, if layered, this would look cute for a theme party or something. But I agree — I know people personally that would wear this as is. *shudders*

  • April 30, 2009


    apparently peaches geldof was a clothes ripper victim…lol…should have posted these in reverse order…and i can’t help picturing peaches in the leggings AND this shirt together

  • May 1, 2009

    eric glennie

    And once again the fashion policed laughed and made fun of Eric Glennie Apparel Designs. I said 3 years ago cutout and cutaway fashion designs would be all over the fashion world. This new style is an American invention, discovered by a Minnesota designer 15 years ago, now ripped off by some of the most famous fashion houses in the world. The looks are limitless.

  • May 1, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Eric, I understand you were hurt by the post (over a year ago now) in which we said we didn’t like your butt-revealling jeans, and I’m sorry about that. It’s never our intention to upset anyone with the things we say: this site is supposed to be lighthearted and a place for people to exchange opinions about items of clothing. I would hope no one would take my opinion so seriously that they’d actually be upset by it, but that appears to have happened in your case, and I’m genuinely sorry about that, although also a little surprised as I would have thought you must have realised that not everyone would like jeans with a hole for the buttocks to protrude through.
    Not everyone can like everything all the time, unfortunately, and when you design clothes that are a little controversial, I think you have to expect that people will comment about them. I’m just not sure why you seem to want to bring this issue back up again after a year? This is the third time this week you’ve posted comments about it, and today you’ve basically copied and pasted exactly the same comment on two different posts. I’m happy for you to express your opinion, and I understand that you have the right to reply to the comments I made a year ago, but if you’re going to keep on copying and pasting the same thing onto all of my posts, I will delete the duplicate comments, because there’s just no need for them.

  • May 1, 2009

    ginger blue

    i like this, but give me a stanley knife and a plain vest i could do it myself

  • May 1, 2009

    eric glennie

    I am not angry and I love to read your blog. The frustrating thing is the fashion business. Fashion wants new ideas but its hard for indie designers to get started. Most of us dont have the money nor manufacturing infrastructure and buyer interest to get off the ground. When an indie designer has a great idea, other designers stake claim to the idea and knock off the design before the actual “mind behind the art” gets started making them. The consumer gets confused on who the actual designer is because the market is flooded with knock offs. What to do, but protest my displeasures. Not to you because your blog is great, but to the fashion industry as a whole for a lack of integrity for the art of fashion. Its seems like fashion has become a business of greed and power rather than fun and exploration. Just my thoughts on this end of the tracks.
    Eric Glennie

  • May 1, 2009


    Hi Eric,
    That’s fine, and you’re welcome to leave your thoughts, but if you could try not to just copy the same comment onto multiple posts, I would appreciate it, as the same people just end up having to read it over and over again. Many thanks!

  • May 7, 2009

    Miss NImbus

    Looks like some rihanna would wear… blah

  • July 16, 2009


    awwwww poor eric, i like this vest though, me and my friend have this whole trailer park love affair going on, and nothing says trashy like a slashed item of clothing…..