Model Cara Delevingne was snapped by the paps as she was in New York with fellow model and friend Jourdan Dunn. The pair were shooting the new Spring/Summer 2014 campaign for DKNY with rapper A$AP Rocky.
Cara was pictured wearing the patchwork slouchy jeans that walked during the DKNY SS14 catwalk show a few weeks ago. These jeans are really bold and a little bit out there for me, but I think Cara manages to rock them! What do you think of them? I’ve noticed quite a few brands coming out with iron on patches on their denim lately. I did used to have an iron on hippy bus on a pair of my jeans when I was about 14/15, but I’m not sure if it’s a trend I want to jump into anytime soon.
Images courtesy of Pacificcoastnews.com.
Sonas Denim is a new brand that is just breaking into the market from San Francisco. It was founded by Gerry Kelly and has a very unique take on jeans! Instead of the regular 2 pieces of denim sewn together, Sonas jeans are made from individual square pieces of denim, creating a patchwork effect.
Janice Dickinson is a big fan of the brand and even did a shoot with them a little while ago, which you can see in the gallery below. I thought it would be good to catch up with Gerry to find out more about this unique brand. Please carry on reading for the interview and photos of the jeans. What do you think of Sonas?
DB: Hi Jerry! So, tell us a bit about your denim brand, Sonas Denim?
GK: Well DB, it’s a unique, free spirited couture jean with underlying philanthropic goals. Sonas means “Happiness, good times, felicity and bliss” in Gaelic. Our brand is about positivity, empowerment, individuality and new beginnings. We want to start a trend of giving in the fashion industry and about compassion in fashion.
DB: What inspired you to create it?
GK: I was looking for jeans to wear for the Burning Man Arts Festival which did not exist, so I made them myself. Everybody at Burning Man loved them, wanted them and encouraged me to go for it!
Patchwork jeans seem to crop up here and there throughout random seasons over the years, but I have noticed a bit of an increase in their sightings and styles lately! We spotted Gwen Stefani back in June 2011, sporting a pair from RARE, then we saw Hilary Duff last year in a pair by Surface To Air and more recently we have been getting sightings of Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore and even Jennifer Lawrence rocking Current/Elliott’s Slouchy Stiletto in Old Glory Destroy.
I absolutely love this outfit on Katie Holmes! I think she looks really laid back, but still put together in this pair of patchwork jeans with a chambray shirt and heels, which really dresses up the look.
I think Katie always tends to take risks when it comes to different denim styles and trends. Luckily, I think this is one of her more successful attempts at dressing up a trend, a lot better than when she tried out overalls. Does anyone know who makes Katie’s jeans?
Images from Wenn.com and INFdaily.com