Kim Kardashian may have received a lot of attention in the style department for being a Demna convert and muse to the designer. But there’s another Balenciaga celebrity fan you should be taking style notes from: Justin Bieber.
The singer has been turning up in one Balenciaga fit after another – and most of them involve him dressed in ultra-loose and ultra-comfy baggy jeans from the label. Indeed, the XXL denim silhouette may be the latest to join the onslaught of 2000s-inspired fashion trends as of late, including itty bitty baby tees, mini duffle bags and ginormous platform shoes.
The appeal of size juxtaposition so prominent in Y2K fashion has clearly not waned. A flurry of designers appeared to ditch the skinny jean in favour of the oversized aesthetic on the Spring/Summer 2022 runways, including Molly Goddard, MSGM and New York fashion wunderkind Peter Do.
With a good number of style variations, it’s easier than ever to get a well-suited pair of baggy jeans for yourself. Ahead, are our top picks of the bunch.