Crust Pants
SS2003 ‘Scab’


An integral and notable piece of Jun Takahashi’s first Paris Fashion Week collection, the hybrid pant is riddled with a contrasting fabrics and patterns. Patchwork emphasizes one leg while the other boasts graphics and texts. Patterned zip pockets, belt loops, exposed front zip closure, and adorned with silver-toned hardware.


Good condition. Please see photos for full evaluation.


Size: Medium, fits waist 32
Waist: 16 inches
Inseam: 31 inches
Length: 41 inches
Hem: 7 inches


Launched in Spring Summer 2003, Jun Takahashi’s first Paris runway debut collection, dubbed ‘SCAB,’ is widely considered one of his most provocative and standout bodies of work. Posing a clever juxtaposition of Japanese crust core aesthetics against decisively ornate designs, Takahashi’s SCAB collection brought forth a poetic strangeness that is both compelling and baleful. In the scrutiny of Takahashi’s SS03 collection, a parallel is drawn between SCAB and the unique Japanese Crust Punk counterculture it draws from - embodying both decay and frugality. Such ideologies materialized into critical pieces from this collection - the “ethnic” crust pants and backpacks best manifest this, wherein individual patches were stitched over each other to replicate and symbolize human scabs. Throughout the collection, visual cues can be traced back to Jun Takahashi’s prior involvement with the punk and hardcore punk scenes, listening to bands such as Discharge, Crass, GISM, and Charged GBH.

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