Here is clear and undeniable proof that if a combination can be imagined, it can and will eventually exist. The world of fashion has obviously been taking hints on clothing decoration from eras long past, and in some cases their shock for shock sake – or feminize and embellish for feminization and embellishment’s sake – and forced ad hoc designs are best left to the imagination and the imagination only.
Not too long ago I tried to imagine what would be fashionable a decade or so into the future. Clearly, it was hard for the late 90s and 2000 fashion to get much more streamlined. So I guessed puffed sleeves, bows, and spikes and trickiness would make a resurgence. The existence of these shorts – and the fact that they are almost sold out already on the Anthropologie website – proves absolutely that my prediction was accurate. Hah!
Here is Bow Front:
And here is Bow Back.
I don’t think I need to say why bows in that region of the body are sexy (think about it), but they seem to lack subtlety and sophistication when applied to an insubstantial base. On a skirt, the bow implies and evokes. On shorts? It’s an identity crisis, an example of poor execution in genre mixing like attaching athletic mesh and Christmas lights to the hips of rococo panniers, but way less exciting.