Punch list: Fashion items that shouldn’t come back
The Punch’s fashion queen and all-round style guru Nedahl Stelio made a shocking announcement this morning.
The clog she tweeted is making a comeback.
That’s right ‘clog’. That funny looking shoe made with open backs and closed toes.
Mainly associated with the rather niche activity of Dutch folk-dancing and worn by 1970’s fashion tragics and people in operating theatres across the globe where its wearers move in glorious comfort but -crucially- cannot be seen.
And they’re about to hit Australian shoe stores - as fashionable footwear.
The reasons for the revival are unclear. At least to the less fashion savy such as myself who struggles to see how their awkward shape could go with anything you’d actually want to wear. Not to mention the lack of practicality. How would you race to get the train in those things?
But according to Nedahl whose own blog post on the topic provides some genuine insight (and great pictures) of the drama at hand - there’s no getting around it. Uber European fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel are already churning out their own designs.
So in an effort to stem the tide of any similar disaster being repeated I say we pool our resources and come up with a list of other, “once-were fashionable items” that should never be dragged “back to the future”.
Here’s a few more of my own suggestions. What would you add?
Shoulder pads (any shape and size)
Green or purple jeans
Jumpers with built-in collars
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