The Worst Fashion Trends from Around the World

The desperate urge to fit in, be beautiful or simply keep up with the latest fashion, blinds normally sane people into a frenzy of thoughtless consumerism and trends underpinned by a philosophy of “anything goes” as long as one is “in.” The ever-metamorphosing fashion industry picks up on the street ethos derived from alternative movements, like hip-hop; co-opts its codes, messages and mode of dressing and turns into a generalized fashion statement (I’m thinking Adidas sneakers or tracksuits). Some are long lasting and tasteful, others short lived and terrible, but they all make a profit. Let’s take a look at some of the worst fashion trends from around the world.