While scrolling through the G-Star Web site, I was pleasantly surprised to find a collection of lady-like influences mixed with a modern, big-city style creating a perfect combination of toughness and decorous sensuality. Who knew that this brand — known for their heavy denim looks focused on a more industrial and urban sensibility — could produce such chic looks?
For Fall/Winter 2010, the emphasis — aside from their always present militant influences — is on denim-complementary textures, from luxurious shirts and tops in silk and sateen finishes to chunky cardigan knits and long coats. The main denim style is based around the distinctive low-crotch, tapered-leg silhouette — also known as the harem pants — executed in soft, feminine fabrics, with colors ranging from fresh blue to a shiny, leatheresque black. Now, roll them up ever so slightly to expose a graphic color blocked shoe and throw on a pair of half gloves and you’re good to go!
I know that not everyone is partial to this trend (personally I like it in the form of sweats, which G-Star also does) but chances are that it’s not going anywhere any time soon. However, perhaps after seeing how stylish this marriage of sporty and chic can actually be, you might take the risk! Besides, what’s fashion without a little adventure, right?
– Sandoval Gomez