The eternal fabric, denim, was of course on the runway of the Men’s D&G Fall 2010 show. Would there ever be a D&G collection that did not consist of it? The theme for this show was snowboarding, so baggy denim was all over it. The jeans were tattered and sand blasted to give a gritty feel. The denim was cleaned up for the shirts and vest, which were incorporated into a three piece suit or paired with long johns. Denim wasn’t the only statement, Mickey Mouse made a cameo in some of the looks as well. Designer Stefano Gabbana was also seen in wearing tattered jeans for his bow with fellow designer Domenico Dolce. Check out the looks below.
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I LOVE THIS COLLECTION! Denim shirts were all over the Burberry Prorsum show. The shirts were given a more polished look by pairing them with trousers, boots, and jackets. Though, I am surprised that the collection didn’t consist of any jeans like in the spring campaign. Other than that, I have never seen a menswear collection that was so well done. From the styling to the tailoring, everything was perfect. Check out some of the looks yourself.
The former MTV VJ, Alexa Chung has just announced that she will be collaborating with Madewell. She will be releasing a line with the brand, a sister label of J Crew. The line will reflect Chung’s style (since she’s a regular at their Soho store), and include styles like high waisted skinny jeans, adding to the brand’s already popular denim collection. Chung stated that the focus of the line would be ” things you wouldn’t mind getting dirty in and things that I actually wear.” The line will debut this spring through madewell1937.com, which will be the first online opportunity to purchase from Madewell.
“I’m very excited for my first collaboration and thrilled that it’s with Madewell,” says British-bred Chung. “This partnership came together organically and is a great fit as the brand is so classic and really encompasses my style. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the team and I can’t wait for my friends to wear it!”
Alexa’s style is inspiring and inventive, yet unbelievably approachable and down-to-earth,” says Madewell design director Kin Ying Lee. “The way she puts everything together is so spot-on—and so perfectly Madewell. What excited us the most about Alexa is that she has such a clear point of view, and she enthusiastically brings that to the collection.”
I’m sure Alexa’s hipster style will make for quite a unique collection!
Article from WWD.com
Shipley & Halmos introduces a new cut for Spring 2010. The label has released a super slim cut jean, the Benz 5-pocket jean. made from unfinished raw denim. This plays into the idea behind the brand’s spring collection, dualities of opposites: modern vs. classic, structured vs. unstructured, soft vs. hard. The new jean embodies each of these ideas, as once they’re broken in, they will be soft and last forever. The Benz retails for $ 185. What do you think of this idea? www.shipley-halmos.com