New Jeans Trends
The new acid wash denim parka jacket. A lot different from the regular short button up denim jacket. I really like the wash of it too. What do you think of different items of clothing coming out as denim? It seems like everything has came out lately in denim, what’s next, denim underwear? The thing with denim is it’s such a staple component in anyone’s wardrobe and we all wear it, it’s durable, it’s tough, it’s versatile and it’s extremely fashionable. Surely you can’t go wrong! I think this denim parka is very hot!
Emma Roberts, Beyonce and Katie Holmes are all celebs who have started wearing the studded denim trend. However, these aren’t the studded and bedazzled jeans of the 80s, rather, there are a few studs around the pockets or seams, not all over. Rock and Republic has been featuring studs on their jeans for many seasons(both Men’s and Women’s!) But many other brands are starting to feature studded styles in their new collections. Here are some collections that are featuring denim studs:
Current/Elliott (Katie Holmes and Emma Roberts wore these):
If you’re feeling more daring, this brand has shorts, jackets and pants all with studded seams and elaborate pocket details. They offer both men’s and women’s styles.
True Religion is always a bit daring. They offer many different studded styles, like the Billy Studded straight leg jeans, for that Rock and Roll look.
Whatever your personal style is, there is a brand that has style for you. Check out Blank (a favorite of Ashley Tisdale!), Kettle Black and Frankie B. Or if you’re feeling creative, many craft stores offer metal studs that can easily be attached to your jeans, for a do-it yourself solution.
The new skinny jean is something quite different. The Lattice Side skinny jeans looks like an ordinary pair of jeans but on the side it has cut out shapes. I think it’s a pretty unique idea and I think I like them. They would be cooler for the summer months and will definitely make an outfit different. Would you wear them?
Famed designer, Earl Pickens, who has designed for denim lables like Lee Cooper has designed the “Uri Pickens” line which will feature couture looks that have hefty, $2,500 price tags. Despite his new collection, Pickens is not a stranger to denim design. He also designed denim for Castelbajac, which was unable to survive the economic downturn after the September 11th terrorist attacks. However, Pickens describes his rational behind this couture price tag, “When Tom Ford did denim with floral, there was an explosion everywhere. Denim became luxurious,” Pickens said. “Then in 2000, along came rap and denim got huge, literally, the pants were huge. We want to make it a little bit luxurious, not in the five-pocket sense. The idea was a collection that’s tailored, with beautiful suits made in denim.”
Not only was he influenced by other designers but also chose the Bocage Avenir Couture and Vendée Couture to produce his line, which also works with names like Louis Vuitton and Hermes. His fabrics will come from the Japanese mill, Collect. The fabric’s tight weave was meant to protect and is used in firefighter’s uniforms in Japan.
The line iteself will feature cropped jackets, including a stretch denim one with what appears to be hand stitched detailing. The use of fabric is also unique, as he takes Chambray material and creates a denim suit. The jackets start at $900 and the pants at $700, but given the rich detailing, fabric and design, these peices will be truely unique. The pieces can be purchased online this fall.
Photos and excerpts from article at WWD.com