January 14, 2013

STYLE - Jeans

In the past year and a bit, the way to wear denim has been switched up and taken to new heights. We've enjoyed cut-out, chap styles like the ones seen above, as well as embroidery (Isabel Marant anyone?) and the Acne boy friend jean which was EVERYWHERE during the fashion weeks. That's not mentioning the numerous pairs of pastel coloured and metallic jeans that have been wrapped around the legs of the fashion elite. One of my favourite styles was the double waisted by Olivier Theyskens, a really unique jean, guaranteed to draw attention.

Isabel Marant
The Isabel Marat jean featured embroidery all the way down its legs, with a print that was aztec based. It looked fantastic in either the white or black styles. Keeping the jean shape a simple skinny meant the focus was drawn immediately to the detail, with nothing else to catch the eye, a platform for the print if you will. Because the print was from the waist to the ankle and the style was skinny, it elongated the leg, another benefit to the wearer.

The Acne jean didn't follow the skinny cut trend, they instead opted for the boyfriend cut, not often seen (and I think should be seen more). Fatiguing the denim, fraying the edges and creating holes in the garment created a sense that the garment was already worn, hinting at a vintage edge to it. They looked fantastic paired with a simple shirt and heels, being cut slightly short at the ankle made it so that any shoe worn could be a focus point for the outfit. A more casual jean that Isabel Marant, but one that could be made up with accessories to make it more glamorous. 

Theyskens Theory
The Theyskens jean was an unusual cut, not too skinny, a capri ankle cut and then THAT double waist. The garment had an acid wash to the denim, a trend that was prevalent in the high street stores and the designer ones. The double waist was not over done, it was kept simple and of the same material (no acid wash though). Although I would like to see it done with some contrasting materials as well, I think a silk scarf print could work well.

It will be interesting to see what styles are popular in the coming months of the new year and the fashion weeks, I pay close attention to New York, Paris, London and Stockholm.


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