B. A blazer
C. Your boyfriend
D. And even bling them out…
So who do we blame for this grotesque misuse of athletic apparel?
It seems that Virgil Abloh, well-known founder and designer behind Pyrex Vision and OFF-WHITE, included biker shorts, inspired by Princess Diana, in his 2018 spring/summer fashion show.
With his own successful lines, collaborations with monumental brands including NIKE and Champion, and as creative director for Kanye West, working with him since 2002, Abloh has a heavy, well-earned influence on streetwear style as well as high fashion, with the likes of Fendi and Prada even including the shorts in their more recent lines.
However, I also believe the Kardashians, who seem to be the root of all fashion evil this year, had a heavy hand in making this trend stick around. For more of their crimes against humanity, see my previous post about tiny sunglasses and fugly dad sneakers or, just gaze upon this combo courtesy of Kylie Jenner.
Sadly, this isn’t just a weird American thing. The trend is sweeping the globe with British Vogue and other foreign magazines including biker shorts in their style columns this year and Instagram influences posting their favorite looks.
I really don’t care how hot or stylish you are, stop trying to make biker shorts happen! I am all for men and women wearing what makes them feel confident. However, when it comes to biker shorts I simply cannot. Honestly, I think Dr. Seuss summarized it best: “I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere.”