New Jeans Trends
Chambray has been hot on the runways for the past few seasons and the Fall/Winter 2011 collections were no different. It made it’s most recent appearance in Adam’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection but the look was far from casual. Chambray shirts paired with dark wash jeans and topped with fur was a luxurious take on the denim on denim look. The collection also featured dark wash, slim cut jeans, paired with delicate lace for an overall sophisticated look.
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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.
Cargos have been gaining popularity this summer and will continue to be a trend through this fall. It started with the J Brand Houlihan cargo but almost ever designer is releasing their own take on it. With so many different options you can be sure to find a pair that is flattering to your figure. For tips on how to wear them, check out Lorna’s post on how to wear them or read the Wiki on some of the best styles.
2. Denim leggings
Denim leggings started gaining popularity last fall and are still a trend that’s going strong. This will still be a popular trend for upcoming fall and winter. Denim leggings are great because you can wear them in a variety of different ways, tucking them into boots or wearing them with tunics and flats. Plus, they’re typically made from stretchy material and are super soft. Check out the Wiki for some popular options.
3. Printed Denim
Brands like MiH and J Brand have collaborated with designers to release special edition printed collections. Prints range from tribal inspired, to abstract or to the really daring, leopard print, like those from Sass & Bide. If you’re on the more daring side, these are certainly a fun addition to your wardrobe.
4. Waxed Denim
Waxed denim is quickly finding popularity with celebrities. Like the cargo pant, almost every brand has debuted this sleek look. Waxed denim is a great alternative to another popular trend this season, leather pants. It’s great because it is less expensive and also more breathable. Plus, options even come in a variety of different styles, like skinny or even cargo! Check out Jonathan’s blog on Waxed denim.
5. Wide Leg Denim
It’s time to give your skinnies a break! Wide leg denim is starting to make a come back and tons of celebrities have been spotted out wearing it. One of the perks of this trend is that it is universally flattering. Wide leg jeans look great with heels or flats or can be dressed up with a fun 70s style that is popular right now.
6. Studded Denim
Studs are everywhere! From shorts to vests to jeans. Studs have been a popular addition to jeans for a couple of seasons. This trend is still a popular one and will continue to be one for fall. Studs are great because they add some toughness to your everyday look. Brands like Current/Elliott make a variety of different studded styles or if you’re feeling really adventurous, try Robin’s jeans.
7. Patchwork Denim
Patchwork denim was a popular trend on the runway (Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2010) and has made its way down to the mass market. Brands like Jet Jeans and Elizabeth and James each have extremely wearable patchwork styles. They look great contrasted with heels or a nice shirt.
J Brand is not only known for their great jeans but also their great collaborations. J Brand recently collaborated with acclaimed US brand Proenza Schouler. Now they’ve teamed up with 5 emerging British designers for their 5×5 Collaboration.
J Brand has teamed up with Christopher Kane, Erdem, Richard Nicoll, Peter Pilotto and Medham Kirchoff to create 5 distinct looks.
As J Brand’s founder Jeff Rudes explains, “Working with all five designers on 5 x 5 was a very rewarding experience for us. Each designer had a unique interpretation of J Brand that continues to expand the breadth of our brand. Our mission is to be a fashion leader that is making a difference; the project will help support future young designers through the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, the London organization that provides business guidance and mentoring for emerging fashion design talent.”
The 5×5 Collections will be available for purchase at UK department stores now as follows:
- J Brand / Christopher Kane for 5 x 5 will be available at Harvey Nichols.
- J Brand / Erdem for 5 x 5 will be available at Harrods.
- J Brand / Meadham Kirchhoff for 5 x 5 will be available at Browns.
- J Brand / Peter Pilotto for 5 x 5 will be available at Selfridges.
- J Brand / Richard Nicoll for 5 x 5 will be available at Liberty.
They will be available for purchase in the USA starting September 10th, at Jeffery and Intermix.com
Check out each of the designer’s collaborations below: