Coachella kicks off in Indio in just a couple of days and one of the big fashion trends predicted this year is – I swear this is not a joke – denim underwear…a.k.a. jean panties…a.k.a. janties…a.k.a. wtf?!?
Janties, for whatever reason, became an internet sensation recently and, should you have been lucky to have missed that, behold the ridiculousness:
Here’s the back story: A few weeks ago, a pair of brief-style denim shorts designed by rising talent Glenn Martens for the Paris-based label Y/Project, got their turn on the internet’s call-out circuit after retailer Ssense posted a shot of them on Instagram. Some labeled the shorter-than-short shorts “janties”—jean panties. A few writers joked that they would probably be a hit at Coachella this year, and they’re probably not wrong.
Lyst today released a trend report on 2019 festival fashion, using its vast trove of data to predict the trends that would have the most influence this season. It notes a “surge in traffic and a 2250% increase in page views since mid-March” for janties. “Shoppers from all over the world are actively searching for Janties right now, so don’t be surprised if you see this wacky trend take over Coachella,” the report says.
On the bright side, three pairs of janties probably won’t take up much room in your luggage.