Ripped Jeans Through Time
Ripped were not always a popular fashion statement. Before the 1970s, ripped jeans was associated with the less fortunate. Their jeans would wear out. Instead of throwing them away, they continued to wear them as a means of necessity, causing the jeans to become even more ripped.
During the 1970s, Punk rock musicians purposely ripped and destroyed their jeans as a sign of rebellion. They often used safety pins to keep their jeans from falling apart, and as a way of accessorizing. Little did they know that their DIY ripped jeans would become popular in the years to come.
In the 80s, designers started to take notice of the trends emerging among youth culture and decided to incorporate it into their designs. This led to ripped jeans becoming popular among the masses.