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In general, high fashion used to be about perfection. It was about hiding seams, creating flowing that shimmered and epitomized beauty. Nowadays, the same luxury houses look to shock audiences with asymmetry, distressing, alien fabrics, and clashing color palettes. If it’s true that fashion always mirrors society, then the rise in distressed clothing paints a damning picture of our world.

With that said, we’re big fans of it. Better to be distressed in a pair of perfectly destroyed Marni flares than a ball gown, no? We think so.

In that vein, we’ve teamed up with Firenze’s star retailer, Luisaviaroma, to piece together 10 pieces of distressed clothing that you should work into your wardrobe this season. From the aforementioned Marni denim to Rick Owens, Balenciaga, Andersson Bell, and more, it’s clear that everyone wants in on the distress.

Shop the best distressed clothing below.

Andersson Bell V-Neck Sweater

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Andersson BellV-Neck Sweater
$533
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Andersson Bell has been making some of the best distressed, clashing luxury pieces around. This laddered V-Neck Sweater contrasts refined knitwear with a more modern, disheveled look.

Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Distressed Wool Sweater

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Charles Jeffrey LoverboyDistressed Wool Sweater
$525
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With an output based around punk, it's no surprise that Charles Jeffrey Loverboy's collections are usually delivered with a sprinkling of distress.

Rick Owens DRKSHDW Detroit Pants

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Rick Owens DRKSHDWDetroit Pants
$880
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Rick Owens gives a classic pair of slim black jeans new personality with an extremely shredded façade.

JW Anderson Distressed Denim Jacket

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J.W. AndersonDistressed Denim Jacket
$1050
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Distressed finishes are an easy way to breathe new life into classic pieces. This beaten denim jacket from JW Anderson is a perfect example.

Sacai Eric Haze Tote Bag

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SacaiEric Haze Tote Bag
$515
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Sacai's work with Eric Haze is a highlight of the brand's season. This leather-trimmed tote is a frontrunner for the collaboration.

424 Distressed Sweater

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424Distressed Sweater
$360
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Guillermo Andrade's 424 imprint lands every season with simple pieces demarcated by bold reds and oranges.

Marni Cuts Denim Jeans

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MarniCuts Denim Jeans
$950
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Marni takes a pair of flares and shreds them from the thigh to the hem. The finished product is wild.

Balenciaga Logo Hoodie

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BalenciagaLogo Hoodie
$1250
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Balenciaga is the main culprit in the distressing revolution. After its viral Paris Sneakers (a pair of cooked Converse), there's no debate around this.

Balenciaga Denim Cap

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BalenciagaDenim Cap
$360
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One of Balenciaga's best-selling pieces is this cutout cap. Here, the denim head-topper has been attacked by a pair of scissors in the workshop.

Gallery Dept G-Patch Shorts

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Gallery DeptG-Patch Shorts
$1496
Buy at Luisaviaroma

Gallery Dept. looks to make every garment a work of art. This pair of shorts features a range of patches and shredded sections.

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