Wear them with a long elegant dress or a pair of cut-off shorts. They’ll look great over your bikini at the beach this summer too.
Denim Therapy had the opportunity to interview Doctrine Jeans last year, when this denim brand was just starting out. Flash forward a year: Doctrine is still here, and they have matured and are offering innovative and covetable jeans with classic and trendy-setting washes that are certain to be on everyone’s wish list for the holidays, come Fall 2012. We caught up with Doctrine Jeans’ Head Designer Teresa Sung for a quick update on their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Read what’s new about Doctrine Jeans in their Sophomore year.
Denim Therapy: We love that Doctrine don’t jump on every denim trend in the industry. How do you get inspired each season during the design process?
Teresa Sung: Each season is different. But generally, I would start by seeing the runways for the season ahead and try to absorb trends and details first before starting on our seasonal collection. After the overview of all those information, I have to sort thru what works for our Doctrine and what doesn’t. Many times, I would have to look into our archives to see the particular era and icons to get more inspirations.
DT: What are some denim trends you DO love right now?
TS: I love the fact that denim is getting vibrant with its treatments not only with colors and prints, but in pieces like in patch works and embellishment as well as using novelty laundry techniques in discoloration and clouded effects.
DT: We love the one-piece looks in the fall (the denim overalls and jumpsuit). How do you envision women styling these pieces?
TS: Oh yes, overalls/jumpsuits tend to be made more vintage and work wear inspired. But I saw them from a different angle for this season. Why not sexy and sleek? You can style it with soft white blouses in overalls to maintain its chic look as styled in our Look book. It embodies sex appeal with its flare legs fitted through thigh, showcasing elongated leg shape. You don’t even need to style the jumpsuit except to wear it; flaunt it! And you may want to add a few of your favorite bangles.
DT: Do you have any favorite style bloggers or fashion influentials right now?
TS: The Sartorialist, Jack & Jil and Streetpeeper are just a few influentials that I’m obsessed with now. I really appreciate their keen eyes toward fashion reality from different parts of the world.
DT: What’s next for Doctrine Jeans?
TS: I would like Doctrine Jeans to grow not only in the States, but internationally as well.
Go to Doctrine Jeans online to stay update to date.
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A spring outfit combo for women that just can’t go wrong? Denim jackets and pretty spring dresses. We dropped the hint in our denim dose this morning, and this time we’ll say it with gusto: pairing something pretty with something a little rock’n'roll, a little industrial, a little bad-ass? That equals a balanced, nicely contrasted look (which translates into stylish intrigue). Kristin Cavallari illustrated this point perfectly when she recently wore a cropped Levi’s jacket over a long white dress. Perfection. Check out a few of our favorite pairings below.
Look 1: Notify Denim Jacket + Thakoon Grey Knit Dress
Look 2: Topshop Moto Sleeveless Denim Jacket + The Ava Lace Dress in Coral
Look 3: Madewell Denim Jacket + Mint Green Strapless Dress
Look 4: Topshop Moto Pink Denim Vest + Moondance Dress In Ivory
Look 5: Current/Elliott Red Denim Jacket + Rare Pastel Stripe Dip Hem Dress
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—Michelle Christina Larsen
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DT’s founder Francine recently got herself into a pair of Black Orchid Jewel Mid Rise Jeggings—similar to the mint green version Kim Kardashian favors in her endless denim collection—and she let us know what she thinks about ‘em! Scroll to find out if they meet her standards for style, fit, and versatility.
Check the jeans out below:
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
I love the color and love the fit. I’ve definitely become a mid-rise type of girl and these jeans are perfect in that regard.
Where/when would you wear these?
They’re versatile—they’re fun because of the bright color but they can be styled to look a little more serious. The color might even be intimidating if these jeans walked into a meeting… But definitely day or night, and all four season!
How’s the fit?
LOVE the fit. They are both comfortable and flattering, and most importantly, they don’t lose their shape after a few hours of wearing them.
Love these jeans? Get a pair now!
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Hixsept Stranger Hand Bleached Jeans are setting a new standard for standing out in men’s denim (and forget about embellishments. Forget they ever, ever existed). These hand-bleached raw selvedge jeans are one of a kind due to the nature of their individual modification. We love a good DIY. But as Selectism so accurately reminds us, “Of course, you could use your own hands and a bucket of bleach on a pair of your own jeans, but the odds seem incredibly slim that you would be able to forge bleach spots that look like exploding nebula”.
Buy them at Por Vocação.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and inside info! Catch up on what’s happening and browse our personal picks for the most interesting what-not that turns up during our morning web crawl. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. Guys who love beer and denim are in luck! Now there are jeans by Bonobos that combine both, with denim fibers created from recycled beer bottles. Read more about Bottle Rocket Jeans and their eco-process.
2. Mr. Freedom shows off their Ranch Blouse denim jacket over a lovely green polka-dot dress. We’re thinking this is a spring/summer look you just can’t go wrong with.
3. Replay rolled out their Laserblast technology during a recent press preview and released a cinematic video to promote them.
4. Levi’s hosted a dinner for the Levi’s Sustainable Water campaign last month, attended by Adrian Grenier and Joe Manganiello. The campaign is responsible for salvaging 172 million gallons of water in just 18 months.
5. Japanese denim label Eternal celebrated their 15th birthday with the release of a limited edition 14.05 oz raw Japanese selvedge denim created from 30 times dyed indigo warp yarns. It has a red bandana tucked in the back pocket.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We received this pair of donations in the office last week—an elaborate DIY patchwork of fabrics and denim, torn and re-sewn, pulled together to the bitter end. This is love, people! This is denim addiction. But is this the best way to fix your jeans? Nope. We admire the effort… but our expert denim repair therapists can give them a better shot at life.
Have a pair of jeans you want to give a second shot at life? Rather than going the above route, we suggest sending them to our expert denim repair therapists for hole repair, reinforcement, tailoring, hemming, and everything a needy pair of jeans could want.
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We’ve all been there: You go thrifting with your friends, trying to turn yourself into a springtime hippie goddess, find the most amazing jeans from the 70s — the ones that automagically turn you into a modern day Stevie Nicks — but there’s just one problem… the fit. They “fit” and all, like, they’re your size, but something’s just a little off. Whether it’s the length, the rise, or even the tightness of the butt, Denim Therapy is here to make those amazing jeans YOURS. Check out our services page to see just how many ways we can fulfill your vintage denim dreams. We can even make them maternity jeans! Groovy!
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There’s no stodgy styling in the spring/summer 2012 lookbook for Topshop’s denim line for ladies and we’re super-glad. The funky fresh outfits would be perfect for a summer music festival or a day-to-night beach look. Guess we’re not the only ones planning for summer already! Based on these images, we have an excellent variety to look forward to: floral, metallic, faded, and colored jeans galore. Plus, bedazzled shorts, highlighter-saturated jackets, and tie-dye denim vests. All of these pieces work together with a slightly hip-hop vibe, a colorful break in neutral toned monotony.
Images via Denimology
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