When I first started designing the pants for this collection, my initial thought was "HIGH -WAISTED, WIDE LE â" and then I stopped myself. I always gravitate toward the exact same style of pants, and I'm so over (okay, somewhat over) wide-leg pants at this point. I wasn't sure what I could do besides cropped, high-waisted wide-leg pants, though, so I went for inspiration to where I usually go when I'm stumped: the annals of fashion history.â
Once I came upon 1950s-era cigarette pants, I immediately knew where I was going with the Caspar Pants. I designed the tapered leg and side zip to be decidedly retro, and I couldn't help myself but add a few fun details like split hems and button tabs and a notched waistband. When I was done sewing the first prototype of the Caspar, I knew I was on to something â the style felt so fresh and new and looked a lot better with flats than (cough, cough) wide-leg pants do.