In Impossible Conversations there is a section called “Ugly Chic”, a concept that both Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli have explored in their design work. These pants are … definitely more high street than high fashion, but they reminded me of that section. I mean, we are talking about front pleat pants. Honestly, I am not 100% certain that I’m cool enough to pull off these pants in a chic (as opposed to just plain ugly) way, but I love their whole don’t-give-a-f**k vibe. As a bonus, they’re office appropriate. And hella comfortable.
The colour is actually a lovely sort of subdued, soft cobalt. Less strident, for lack of a better word, than the usual shade of this colour one finds in stores. It goes beautifully with many pieces in my closet, starting with my ubiquitous black schoolboy blazer. Black and blue, and not bruise-like in the least. Ugly chic? I’ll take it.