Hot Pants: 5 things you need to know about this trend
Hot Pants: 5 things you need to know about this trend
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pin-up illustrations like those of Alberto Vargas and in 1957, they become a song thanks to '' Shorts shorts '' by The Royal Teens. The real exploit of hot pants, however, was between the end of the sixties and the beginning of the seventies, when a precise desire for the democratization of fashion developed, combined with a strong taste for provocation. literally, hot pants means "hot pants", with reference to their particularly seductive nature. The term was coined in 1970 by the Women’s Wear Daily to define those pants that revealed so much the body of women.

2) Anatomy of hot pants: very short shorts that highlight the legs, accentuate the lower back and give a more slender silhouette. Initially designed in cotton, today they are made of denim and fabric, often bi-material, and decorated with studs, sequins, pearls and brooches.

3) Fashion is hot (pants): the very first hot pants are from Emilio Pucci, who in 1956 created the shorts of the Sicilian collection. To mark the change of the decade were those Yves Saint Laurent, who proposed them in cotton poplin in the Rive Gauche summer '69 collection. In 1973, the first Italian jeans brand, '' Jesus Jeans '' was the protagonist of Oliviero Toscani's advertising campaign: a skimpy Jordan woman with her buttocks half covered by denim hot pants on which the slogan "Who loves me follows me? ". That image caused quite a stir and the shops of Jesus Bonn were stormed with unprecedented peaks in sales. In those years comes the cut-off denim shorts, a denim costume that conquers even Fiorucci. After a long hiatus, between the 80s and 90s, hot pants reappear in 2000 thanks to the stars of the pop music scene.

4) Pop is hot (pants): In Spinning Around Kylie Minogue wears the gold hot pants that are considered one of the main trademarks of the Australian singer. William Baker, her personal stylist, recounted how they were bought in 2000 by a friend of the singer at an Oxfam flea market. Those golden hot pants also had the merit of reviving Minogue's career. In 2007 they were exhibited, first at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, then at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. From that moment, pop music stars have followed one another in the choice of hot pants for their music videos: from Christina Aguilera in Candyman, who plays the role of a pin up girl with blue vinyl pants and a belt at the waist, to Amy Winehouse who, immortalized in street style shots, she wore cut-off denim hot pants. Hot pants mania is also rampant among the newest queens of pop: Marina and the Diamonds, in the video Hollywood plays the role of a cheerleader and in her look there is no shortage of denim hot pants, as for Lana Del Rey in Born to die and then Madonna in Give me all your luvin 'with tight-fitting high-waisted pants. The real hot pop star, though, definitely is Rihanna, who, having built her career on provocation, is often in particularly skimpy hot pants.

5) Hot pants on catwalk: Fashion is also fun and designers know it well. For s / s 2012, Meadham Kirchhoff creates a collection that brings with it elements of the world of childhood, told, however, in an eighteenth-century twist. The hot pants, worn by her somewhat cartoonish and somewhat princess models, are covered with glitter, shaped and with different fabric patterns applied one on top of the other. The peculiarity of Kirchhoff's hot pants is that they have been designed more as culottes than as real pants. Blumarine, too, seems to be of the same opinion. Her hot pants, enriched with showy three-dimensional sequins and made on fabrics with exotic patterns, have a very low waist and resemble a pant. An exotic flavor also for the A-Lab Milano s / s 2012 collection, with Amazon-inspired print on print hot pants and a well-marked waist. Krizia, on the other hand, offers Kylie Minogue-style pants, very tight and golden. Inspired by pop star Rihanna, Jeremy Scott creates denim hot pants with a fringed hem for her and takes them to the runway. The pants by Balmain and Versace are total white, with applications of golden micro studs and sequins. In the Balenciaga collection, hot pants are the real stars: made of shiny printed rigid fabric, they fit into a futuristic atmosphere made of metallic volumes and shades.

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