As the pre-frost October air gets a bit more audacious, late-fall fashion with layers and texture becomes the uniform for urban dwellers. We may have to drop our humid-weather dressing habits, but denim sticks around all twelve months of the year. Those of who can’t part with our summer cut-offs stretch a pair of wool tights over their legs. Flawless skinny jean fits are paired with dramatic fur coats. Sharp, tailored military jackets turn average Joe’s into blue-jean heroes… You get the idea. Below are some of our favorite cold weather denim trends.
1. Fur coats and skinny jeans take the stage in “Easy Riders”, an editorial from ELLE US November 2010. Source: The Fashion Spot
2. Summer’s staple cut-off shorts carry you right into fall with a nice pair of tights (and once the snow starts to fall, a pair of leg warmers for extra warmth). Source: Lookbook.nu
3. Cuffed jeans, visible socks, and brown buckle shoes add a fun dose of prep and are a surprisingly chic combination for fall. Source: The Sartorialist
4. Chanel’s textured grey-wash denim on the runway this fall may be intended for next spring, but the autumn wardrobe inspiration is too easy to pass up. Source: NY Mag
5. Denim as accessories when you least expect it! You might not do a turban with rear-end pockets, but shredded denim accessories puts a twist on a classic textile. Source: Capital City Pretty
6. Boys become gentlemen in dark denim jeans and a corresponding gold-buttoned jacket. Source: Facehunter
I know Fall is just getting underway, but who is ready for some fun in the sun already? Trust me, by the end of all these L.A. Fashion Week events I’ve attended I certainly am! And no designer has enticed me to fly to some part of the world where it’s technically currently summer more than Michelle Siwy. During the presentation of her new collection last week I received a copy of the new S/S 2011 LookBook and–well, I’ll just let the images speak for themselves, but, trust me, you’ll wish it was summer too!
Photographer: Emir Erlap; Hair: Conrad Dornan; Make Up: Tracy Alfajora; Models: J.P. and Zen, IMG Models
Enticing, right? One things for sure, your summer will not be complete without a pair of Siwy denim cut-off shorts. And can we talk about those amazing wide-leg jeans? I know I’ve said it before, but if there’s one thing that is a must-have for Spring and Summer its a pair of wide-leg jeans–you might as well just make them a pair of Siwys!
Are you loving Siwy Denim? Want to know more? Stay tuned for an inside look into the mind behind the brand, Michelle Siwy herself! And if you missed it, be sure to take a look at my coverage of the Siwy Denim S/S 2011 launch party!
Tags: Add new tag, L.A. Fashion Week, Michelle Siwy, S/S 2011, Siwy Denim
Oh, it would’ve been such a different blog if I named it “The Men of 7 for All Mankind,” wouldn’t it? However, there’s still plenty of beefcake love here, because the world needs just one more blog about hot male celebrities in their 7 for All Mankind jeans. Oh, yes! There is so much coverage about all the ladies, but not enough about our leading men! Check out these pics of actors — from big screen to small screen — doing what they do best, in their Sevens!
Kiss me you fool! Matthew Morrison (TV's "Glee") in his 7 For All Mankind "A" pocket jeans. Via Sean Borg Goes L.A.
Playing it cool. Jake Gyllenhaal in his 7 For All Mankind Bootcut. Via Celebrity Style Guide.
Adrian Grenier sans "Entourage" in his Slimmy 7 For All Mankind jeans. Via Coolspotters.
Who's your daddy? Ben Affleck in his 7 for All Mankind Austyn. Via Fame Watcher.
– Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 7 for All Mankind
A pair of vintage Sergio Valente jeans. Mine weren't striped.
I haven’t thought of my first pair of jeans in a long time. I actually can remember them. They were a pair of Sergio Valente dark wash, rigid, girl’s jeans with its signature embroidery in the back pockets. The price tag was a hefty $30 for little girl’s designer jeans. It was during the height of the first wave of the designer jeans craze, with Calvin Klein, Jordache, Sassoon and Gloria Vanderbilt jeans in the mix. I fell in love with the Valente’s rich, dark indigo color. I think that was the beginning of my affair with denim.
– Kathy Ng Hassan
I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Spring/Summer 2011 launch of Siwy Denim. Among it all I got to meet and chat with the beautiful and talented designer Michelle Siwy herself. To say the least, it was amazing! There is so much I want to share, but for now here are some visual highlights from the launch party. Enjoy!
Michelle Siwy (right)
some of the many stylish people in attendance (Siwy Denim shorts on left)
Siwy Denim Associate Designer, Sophia Huynh (Left)
Michelle Siwy and Taylor Jacobson (right)
Tags: Michelle Siwy, Siwy Denim, Taylor Jacobson
The 7 for all mankind warehouse sale is coming to town this weekend… Putting the words sale and seven jeans in one sentence is just too good to be true but wait it gets even better- Tonight is your last chance to get on the exclusive “INVITE ONLY” guest list and beat the crowds to the sale a whole day early, Thursday October 14th (and you fashionistas know that in order to snag the latest and hottest find at these amazing prices it’ll make all difference).
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– Jackie Racer
Karl Lagerfeld didn’t disappoint the fierce young crowd when he showed Chanels spring 2011 collection. The once classic brand of tweed jackets and pants has been reconfigured as a swingy A-line jacket with three quarter sleeves and shorts as often as skirts. Almost everything had a unfinished feel. Lagerfeld distressed them with selvedge, ragged edges, and a lattice of perforations.
But you would have never imagined that he has taken Chanel to an even younger audience as well as client- Lagerfeld presented baby clothes. They were modeled by longtime Lagerfeld muse, male model Brad Kroenig and his son.
Since its never too early to be fashion conscious then I guess it’s never too early to start the kids on Chanel?
From tattered and pulled to cut-up and patched the Spring/Summer 2011 collection from designer Mihara Yasuhiro gives us the perfect look for the guy who wants high-end urban tailoring infused with some serious street style. Essentially, the best of both worlds.
Though not really showing anything radically different, the eponymous label definitely did not disappoint. Staying true to its well-known aesthetic of classic but worn-out suiting mixed with outdoorsy gear the one thing that stood out more than anything (aside from fatigues in a camouflage pattern made up of flowers) was the increased use of denim. Though never shy to use it–all of his collections incorporate it in one way or another–this has definitely been his most denim driven collection to date, which of course we love.
Photos courtesy of Vogue; Style.com
Keeping with the idea of never looking too well put together Yasuhiro wisely added a variety of denim pieces ranging from jackets, shirts, and cut-off jeans to juxtapose the more prim tuxedo blazers and preppy staples like varsity style cardigans and sweatshirts. Sound like a lot going on? I didn’t even begin to mention the hints of desert living! Overall, the collection carried something that only Mihara Yasuhiro could achieve: an undeniable air of street elegance.
Photos courtesy of Vogue; Style.com
To see more looks from the runway show plus more visit miharayasuhiro.jp
Tags: Mihara Yasuhiro, Miharayasuhiro
If you were born in the 70s (early or late) then you are the perfect age demographic to be wearing Stella McCartney because she too was a seventies baby- And McCartney happens to be one those designers that designs as the client herself. That is why it’s no wonder that her collection screams everyday comfort without losing the fashionable sense.
Slit-paneled skirts, or the A-line ones and a whole denim section of tunics and shorts in boxy shapes. But as ever, McCartney had a lot of strong tailoring, slightly softened this season in a palette of faded pastels like rose, pistachio, and light blue.
No need to show us your ID- Stella knows your age already and your style.
– Jackie Racer
Tags: Stella McCartney
I typically like to focus on what’s up-and-coming in world of fashion, but when I came across the Fall/Winter 2010 campaign for Pepe Jeans I simply had to redirect my attention to the present. But let me tell you, they didn’t make it too difficult for me to do so. I’m talking moody, black and white images, great styling, and one of our favorite denim muses, Alexa Chung.
This marks Chungs second campaign for Pepe Jeans. The brand was brilliant to sign up the British it-girl last season for their Spring/Summer advertising campaign, and are wise to bring her back for another one. Though her time with MTV is done and over with this model turned presenter turned model again is definitely still on the radar of many, many fashion enthusiast making her a bonafied fashion commodity.
Giving the campaign a little masculine touch are Spanish it-boy Jon Kortajarena–who is my personal favorite male denim muse–and up-and-coming French fresh face, Gaspard Menier. The two add that little bit of that rugged beauty which further compliment Chungs gorgeous yet street chic appeal. You can see more of the 20 black-and-white images on the Pepe Jeans website.
Also, be sure to take a look at some of the behind the scenes footage of the making of the campaign on the Pepe Jeans Facebook page.
Tags: Alexa Chung, Gaspard Menier, Jon Kortajarena, Pepe Jeans