Colored denim never really went away, it just sat on the back-burner for quite some time while other trends got notice. But one color seems to be getting noticed by many denim companies lately. Yes it’s purple. The jewel toned bottom walked in Balmain (in suede) and now many others have come out with their styles in the color.
There are quite a few to choose from. There are the purple velvet Marrakesh jeans that are part of the collaborated line between Liberty and MiH. Siwy has their Hannah Crop in Lilac. Joe’s Jeans and Paige Premium both came out with their leggings in this great color. Then there are the Acne Kex Crystal Skinny in Lilac. They have a great marbled purple wash that will surely make the wearer standout. Which ones are your favorite? You can check out these and more styles below.
On September 8th-19th, G-Star Raw showed their RAW Sustainable program at the HRH The Prince of Wales “A Garden Party to Make a Difference” event. It was held at the private gardens of Clarence House, Lancaster House and Marlborough House in London. This program was part of the “Start” initiative which presented a mix of entertainment from fashion, to comedy, food and gardens and music put together by a host of celebrity campaigners.
At the event, G-Star wanted to show new ways of creating luxury denim. G-Star built a custom wooden display hut which had an installation of sustainable clothing, along with a Nettle incubator. They had a demonstration of how to take small steps that can be taken by all of us to build a more sustainable future as well as how they continue to innovate in the areas of cotton-alternative fibers, while keeping their aesthetic. The great news is that the RAW Sustainable program premieres in stores from January 2011. It is great to see a brand being part of making the planet greener.
Printed jeans/pants are going to be huge in the Fall and I think camouflage is going to be one of the top two picks by many, along with leopard. I just came across these really cool pants by Rich & Skinny the other day. They are their Moto Cropped Leggings in Fatigue. Rich & Skinny have really come out with some great styles lately, especially their Cargo Leggings in Slick Black (those are amazing!).
I like that Rich & Skinny are always on trend but their pieces are always unique with the designs. Like the camouflage print on these. They don’t have the classic clean blotches of greens, browns, and tans. These look like they have been splattered almost with the dye. It gives them a more roughed up feel, in my opinion. I also think the pocket and zipper details are nice touches, as well as the tassels. What do you readers think of these? Click here to purchase these at Nordstroms for $240.
Stella McCartney showed a very citrusy collection for Spring 2011 in Paris. She had many looks with the lovely fruits including dresses, suits and more. There were also some denim looks. You wouldn’t expect Stella not to show any would you?
She had quite a few denim looks including a dress, a skirt, shirts, a blazer and some shorts. The looks were very boxy, but Stella had such amazing tailoring that they all work. The clean lines really made each of them look put together. I also love that she celebrates a women’s proportions whether she is making it oversized, like the shirts, or fitted, like her dresses. She makes sure that there is always a hint of sexiness with each look. You can check out some of the looks below.