Posts Tagged ‘leggings’

Crash leggings are no accident

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

Evenly spaced crash leggings spotted in Fruits magazine

Evenly spaced crash leggings spotted in streets fashion magazine Fruits

Trendy Japanese girls are ripping it up right now and flashing quite a bit of flesh while they’re at it as they take a pair of scissors to classic black pantyhose or leggings. While some girls interpret this as a punk fashion by randomly slashing Lycra, creating gaping holes and ladders aplenty, other postmodernists are more careful about how their crash tights or crash leggings appear, taking time to ensure that slits are evenly spaced exposing equal parts of tempting flesh all the way up the leg.

The trend could be symptom of Japan’s Lady Gaga mania. Gaga turned up at Narita airport last summer in a pair of artfully slashed leggings paired with a black jacket. Apparently the longish jacket was necessary to conceal the fact that a little too much flesh was peeping through around her panty line.

Crash (クラッシュ) is a word initially used to describe the process of customizing jeans to make them look distressed. As with jeans, you can buy pre-ripped leggings if you’re not confident enough with a pair of scissors. But as one girl on  Yahoo Japan comments, the pre-ripped numbers sometimes look too neat. She asked users for advice on how to achieve the random look at home.

While the look is catching on with girly women, currently it’s being sported mainly by cutting-edge fashionista chicks like the one pictured. No matter what their style, one thing is for sure, unlike Lady Gaga’s get up, they’ll be no slices of rump on display: The trick for Japanese girls is to pair their messed up leg wear with a suitably concealing mini skirt or dress.

RSS

Recent Posts

  • Ginza Cozy Corner takes dessert into hyperdrive with ‘Star Wars’ cakes

    One Japanese confectionary vendor is about to find the Force deep within a sweet tie-up. Ahead of the December release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Ginza Cozy Corner, which has outlets nationwide, has made a line of “Star Wars” sweets that are truly out of this world. The treats themselves are all based on people […]

  • Warning: This viral video of high school girls might make you blush

    Cosmetic company Shiseido has recently uploaded a YouTube video that is blowing viewers’ minds with a bona fide twist. In the promo video, titled “High School Girl? — The Makeup Secrets of High School Girls,” the camera weaves through a classroom full of drop-dead cute young women who pout and wink like true pop idols. […]

  • Sharp dials up the fan service to celebrate 20 years of ‘Evangelion’

    For those who have always dreamed of owning an Evangelion robot, this might be the closest you get. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular “Neon Genesis Evangelion” animated series, Sharp is releasing a special smartphone that pays homage to the show both in the device’s hardware and software. The phone itself is detailed […]

  • Tokyo plugs into Google Play Music

    If you haven’t heard the latest news from Google Play, you may have missed your opportunity to tune into a Google Play Billboard. From Oct. 8-24, music lovers can head over to Shibuya to, literally, plug into a selection of over 3,500 songs. The Google Play Billboard is meant to give visitors a much-needed chance […]

  • J-blip: Ipsa’s Face Melody

    Every face has a name, a story and . . . a song? That’s the idea behind cosmetic company Ipsa’s newest creation. We should, uh, take it at face value, but the company claims that its Face Melody program can measure the user’s appearance and write a unique tune based on their attributes. The application […]

  • Japan celebrates the GIFs that keep on giving

    GIFs — which stands for graphics interchange format, don’t you know — have made the Internet an even more enjoyable place than before, and we have the receipts to prove it. These digital designs were technological wonders back in the days of AOL and Netscape (Google it, kids). But they eventually went from high-tech animation […]

  • Smart absolutions: Send off your sins with just one click

    The two-step method to purification.

  • Attack of the plant hunters, green carnivores and fleshy girls

    Never promised you a rose garden, but how about a fleshy plant or a stag-horn fern?

  • Make 12th-century art using 21st-century tech

    The Choju-Giga, the famed animal caricature ink paintings displayed Kyoto’s Kozan-ji Temple have been captivating people for centuries. The four scrolls, which date to the 12th and 13th centuries and depict rabbits and monkeys getting into mischief, are often cited as the first manga comics in Japan’s history. Now art lovers can create their own […]

  • Fuji Rock bound? Make sure you survive in style

    A few items that will help you stay dry and happy during Fuji Rock Festival’s unpredictable weather.