Just when you thought we’d reached peak absurdity when it comes to denim, someone goes and takes it one step further. Yes, thong jeans have arrived and no one was ready (okay, maybe Rihanna was ready). This unholy creation comes courtesy of Japanese designer Thibaut, who sent the mangled threads of denim down the runway during Tokyo’s Amazon Fashion Week. Just… just look.
Is this expert trolling or clever commentary on our collective desire to take things too far? Either way, I have to say I’m here for it. This is a hell of our own making, people. We may not want thong jeans, but, sadly, they’re the fashion item we deserve. It was always going to end this way.