Rich & Skinny is a brand that every girl can relate toÔÇª aka we all want to be Rich and Skinny (well, almost). The mastermind behind Seven for All Mankind and later Citizens of Humanity, launched Rich & Skinny in 2006, giving women a jean that mixes flattering fabrics with a great elasticity for comfort.
This Fall, Rich & Skinny’s look book is centered around art and architecture using unique shapes as playful details. The collection is also concentrating on the reinvention of denim — using Italian coating on some jeans to enhance the contrasts of its hues, to modernizing the patchwork denim technique.
Along with the R&S fun look book, I got a chance to interview the creative director, Nicole (one of my favorite things to do). I thought I would pick her brain about the denim industry, being a designer and how she likes to wear her R&S Jeans. Thanks for the fun interview Nicole! Enjoy guys!
(FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Grace – technical designer, Ariel – asst Designer, Nicole – creative director)
Denim Blog: What is your favorite thing about being a denim designer?
Nicole: The world of denim constantly evolves, new technology leads to new fabrications and new washes. At times a denim designer functions as a chemist! I like to think of it as a dynamic, creative intersection where style meets science.
DB: What do you think is the next big trend in denim?
Nicole: I’ve always loved the marriage of denim and sportswear. The presence of texture and pattern make denim silhouettes feel fresh and new with a hint of edge.
DB: What is your favorite wash?
Nicole: I love deep saturated washes, with mild high and lows!
DB: What do you keep in mind while designing for Rich & Skinny?
Nicole: I always ask myself “Will this item make someone feel sexy, timeless, effortless and cool?”
DB: Who is the R&S girl?
Nicole: A woman with an inimitable sense of “fearless” style.
DB: What is a denim trend you would like to see go away?
Nicole: I would NOT miss the trend of patch and repair on the derri├¿re.
DB: What is your favorite way to wear R&S?
Nicole: I love my rich and skinny jeans with my favorite heel of the moment… the higher the heel the better – lol!
“Rich” is for all the details, “Skinny” is for how the jeans make you look and feel”