SSENSE is featuring a new editorial series on their website, and this week is all about the washed out trend for Fall 2012. Denim, sneakers, and knits are offered in distressed and washed finishes that represent the carefree style that was popularized by the grunge trend in the early 90′s. They also have acid-washed loose fitting knits from Alexander Wang and stained band t-shirts from Diesel and Dsquared2, which show off this trend in full force. Heavily worn and distressed Golden Goose sneakers and slim cut destroyed Balmain biker jeans, represent a lived-in spirit which also abides by the trend.
The same feeling is applied to the heritage pieces; like the worn in distressed leather mountain boots from Diemme and Golden Goose, the distressed leather belts and bracelets from Dsquared2, alongside paint-splattered bullet-holed denim from McQ Alexander McQueen, which add character to already timeless styles. Orlebar Brown, Pierre Balmain, Dsquared2 and Nudie Jeans offer a more subtle take with light distressing across their five-pocket jeans, denim jackets and classic crew neck t-shirts. You can see a couple of denim images from the washed out trend here in this post, including the Dsquared2 Slim Navy Revolution jeans, and you can see the series online at SSENSE.
Since it’s now Fall/Autumn, velvet seems to be popping up all over the place! I actually think the fabric is very fitting for the season because it’s thick and warm, but at the same time it’s got a rich depth and sheen to it which really makes me think of the cooler weather and the Autumn hues. I actually think it might be a more popular choice than corduroy right now too!
My favourites at the moment would definitely have to be the jewel tones! The ruby reds, sapphire blues, emerald greens and amethyst purples are so intense and bright, I love them! Since I have a deep love affair with burgundy though, that’s definitely my weakness! It’s amazing! I was wearing the shade last year and still plan on wearing it for the rest of this year.
What I was interested in knowing though, is do you love the velvet jeans trend for Autumn? I don’t yet own a pair, but I plan to try them out soon! I featured two of my favourites above, the J Brand 811 which are available to purchase at their website here. But, vote in the poll below and let me know!
As we are saying goodbye to summer and transitioning into fall, J Brand has the perfect textures and prints to accompany you into the upcoming season. Fall is all about experimenting with the darker tones and textures to create looks that are inspired by nature. For example, the crisp leaves in orange hues, the rough brown edges of tree bark or the dark nights with shades of navy and black.
J Brand has three new styles that are perfect for the cooler months! They have the 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg in Black Sweater (left), the 801 Mid-Rise Legging in Woodgrain (middle) and the 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg in Navy Herringbone. All three of these would be great options if you want to have fun with prints in a more suitable fall colour palette. I, myself, love the Black Sweater wash, it actually reminds me of Tetris. What do you think of these new fall essentials from J Brand?