DL1961, a brand we love here at DenimBlog, has released 3 new key styles for the season. They have the Hazel moto jeans in Ducati above, the Emma leggings in Pandora below and finally the Riley boyfriend jeans in Savage. Each are very unique and different, so I styled them in 3 very different ways.
For the Hazel moto jeans above, I love the idea of mixing a tougher jean with some feminine pieces, which is why I went with a cream shirt and heels. I like the fact that the shirt is made that little bit more masculine with the leather accents. To tie things together, I added some gold jewellery, just to feminize it and then added a splash of color with the red bag. Finally, the glasses just add that little touch of glamour to the outfit.
The Emma leggings in Pandora are definitely a more classic jean. They have a dark wash in a textured velvet pinstripe combined with a skinny fit that’s comfortable. These can be styled in endless ways, however I chose to go girly and edgy with a burgundy leather jacket over a simple white tank top. Burgundy and dark blue always go well together! I added the black heels and ring to glam it up, but used a cream snood to bring it down a notch. I really like this outfit and would wear it myself!
Finally, for the Riley boyfriend jeans in Savage, I didn’t want to dress them down. Boyfriend jeans are worn casual about 90% of the time, so I wanted to dress them up and go with a different vibe. I added a white structured blazer with some taupe ankle boots, just to give it a bit of a feminine, yet tough feel. I chose a cream cross body bag and sunglasses, again to add to that casual feel, but then used some silver rings and a watch to contrast that. Which look do you like the most?
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Written by Lorna Burford
It’s that time of year again! With summer coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to stock up on all of your fall denim with DL1961 Premium Denim. The brand is known for fabulous fits and luxe fabrics and is offering all men’s and women’s styles at over 50% off with each pair going for just $75. From slimming silhouettes, to flares and innovative fabrics, DL1961 offers styles which are sure to be favorites for fall and beyond. Details about their sample sale are just below:
September 17-19th at 11am – 7pm at Clothingline Sample Sales, 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor.
DL1961 has released their first advertising campaign for Fall 2013! Titled “A Love Story: Denim, Leather and New York” the campaign debuts with a Union Square takeover showcasing the brand’s 24/7 denim.
The campaign, shot on location at New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Navy Yard by fashion photographer, Boo George, features supermodels Karmen Pedaru and Vincent Lacrocq and aims to highlight DL1961’s new concept of “24/7 denim” – a jean that looks just as great at the end of the day as it did the first time you put them on. Boasting the phrase “A 24/7 Jean For A 24/7 City,” the campaign will appear throughout New York City on billboards, taxi cabs, bus stops and metro stations as well on the pages of national magazines including InStyle, People StyleWatch, GQ, Men’s Health, among others, throughout fall.
“Our goal was to make denim sexy while maintaining comfort, style and attainability,” states Sarah Ahmed, DL1961’s Creative Director, who worked alongside Boo George; Creative Consultant Ashley Sargent Price; Casting Director Julia Samersova and Stylist Caroline Newell to create the campaign. “You can relate to the New Yorker’s in the campaign, they work and play tirelessly all while wearing DL1961 – on and off-duty.”
DL1961’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection pushes the boundaries of fashion and core denim while retaining the brand’s clean and chic aesthetic. The incomparable fit, innovative Italian finishes, French leathers and technologically advanced fabrics, make the brand the go-to day to night denim source. Joining the brand’s signature DLX four-way stretch fabric this season is dlpro, an eco-friendly fabric made of wood, which is cooler than cotton, anti-bacterial and cuts processing time and waste production by fifty percent. Additional details ranging from coatings, to paneling and unique textures, to a distinctive stretch combine to create an extremely wearable collection that mixes the best of casual New York style with the refined luxury and edge for which DL1961 is known. Prices range from $130 to $200 for women and men’s core styles and $168 to $748 for the brand’s runway collection. DL1961 is available at specialty stores worldwide, including Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks.
For women, key styles include the Amanda skinny fit in Seville and Mania ($178), Riley boyfriend fit in Savage ($168), Emma legging fit in Pandora ($248) and Hazel moto skinny fit in Ducati ($188), all of which are styled throughout the campaign with the quintessential New Yorker in mind.
As the perfect complement to the DL1961 premium denim, the ready-to-wear collection combines fit, comfort and sexiness with delightfully soft-handed leather and knit fabrications alongside thoughtful design elements such as quilting, perforation and peplum. Standout styles include the Brynn leather long sleeve quilted tee ($750), Billie military blouse ($215) and Reese quilted peplum top ($325).
Key styles for men include the Russell slim straight fit in Viper ($168), Dylan skinny fit in Sullivan ($158) and the Vince casual straight fit in Aston ($168) all available in the unisex four-way stretch denim for added comfort, style and 360 degree movement.
DL1961 asked us to style some of their new jeans from their Men’s summer collection. For this post, I styled their Nick in Bronco, Russell in Viper and the Nick in Fulton. As I see DL as a brand that is very classic with their styles, I wanted to keep the looks smart while still showing off their appeal.
When I think of blue jeans with tonal stitching, I automatically think of denim shirts. When paired together I find the pairing to look casual, yet feel smart. I styled them with a denim shirt from Dolce & Gabbana, driving shoes from Bottega Veneta, and sunglasses by DSquared2. What I like about this look is how easy it can work from day-to-night. You can wear the shirt unbuttoned at the top with the jeans cuffed during the day and then button the shirt up all the way and wear the jeans full length for a summer dinner at the beach.