Wear It - Ripping and shredding
Worn and torn areas on jackets are harder to pass off as heavy duty wear but when carefully placed they can take on the attitude of a design.
How to fringe denim : Slice up in equal thin strips about ½ cm-1cm wide from the hem of your skirt or waistcoat to approx. 10 cms. Keep it neat and clean. Machine a line of stitching across the top of the fringe line to prevent tearing. Trim the fringes straightacross the bottom.
How to fray denim : Cut across the weft of the fabric. Shred away the weft threads from the warp to the desired length of fraying. To prevent any further fraying machine stitch across the top of the frayed edge and heated with scissors across the bottom of the frayed edge.
Below are some great high street and high end examples of the trend.
Open up bigger holes at the knees and thighs of oversized worn jeans to show your skinny legs beneath. Only use non stretch jeans for such style modifications. Even cut larger chunks of denim instead of shredding the weft away from the warp threads.
Commercially available examples of the trend. All are simple and wearable and more discrete than some previous examples. Just click on the image to access their sites.