Remember Dittos jeans? The ’70s-inspired denim brand is back and bold for Spring 2012. Offering a spectrum of candy-colored jeans and shorts (no surprise!) to satisfy your lust for, well, color, you could say there won’t be a dull day this spring. After all, there are 20 colors to work with! And, you can get a little wild with their animal print shorts, too. Featuring front besom pockets, saddle back yokes and double back yokes, the butt-flattering jeans are likely going to be a great repeat in your fashion rotation. Juicy, sassy and classy: Dittos has a little bit of something for everyone in this collection. The boys of yesteryear were hot for girls in Dittos jeans and we think history is about to repeat itself.
Check out Dittos on Facebook for more information!
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 1970s jeans, 70s jeans, colored denim, colored jeans, daisy dukes, denim shorts, Dittos Jeans, flared jeans
The new HUDSON Collection by Hudson Jeans just dropped, which takes inspiration from “early 1970s Venice, California with European flair.” For Spring-Summer 2011, the collection features a wrap denim jacket, high-waisted jeans with graduated bell bottoms, harem pants and layering pieces with unfinished edges. It’s a decidedly laid-back collection for going about town looking like you’re street chic with a vintage spirit. We’re particularly enamored with the white bell bottom jeans (featured below) which highlights a waistband which has been cut out.
To shop the collection, go to Hudson Jeans online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 1970s jeans, 70's style, 70s jeans, denim jackets, HUDSON Collection, Hudson Jeans, vintage jeans
One of the leading denim trends right now is the ’70s style flare leg jeans, but is anybody really wearing it off the pages of a magazine? Who What Wear has documented a few stylish ladies from the Stockholm streets to New York City. Note from WWW: do not go all-out and take the ’70s vibe literally. You can look elegant and on-trend by pairing your fluid wide leg jeans with a structured blazer or a body skimming top to off-set the looseness of the jean.
To read about suggested wide leg jeans (including the high-waisted variety!) and what else to wear with your flared jeans, go to Who What Wear online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: '70s style jeans, 70s jeans, flare jeans, loose jeans, wide leg jeans
1. May, 2002: Carmen Electra in Frankie B.
2. Megan Fox wears her Frankie B. “Heart of Steel” in 2010.
3. Frankie B. Spring/Summer 2009.
4. Frankie B. Spring/Summer 2005.
5. Frankie B. Spring/Summer 2007: Daniella Clarke with husband, Gilby Clarke.
6. Frankie B. Fall/Winter 2008.
7. Frankie B. Spring/Summer 2011: Toxic Love Legging ($196) – buy it at Frankie B.
In February, Frankie B. Jeans will mark its 12th year anniversary, and we thought it would be fitting to talk to Daniella Clarke, the founder who started out DIYing her own jeans as a teenager by ripping out the waistbands. As a pioneer in the denim industry, we really wanted to find out what she’s up to now (besides being sought to resurrect the 1970s denim brand Dittos Jeans) and how much of a denim freak she is. We also found out she is a bit obsessed with Kate Moss and lots of male musicians wear Frankie B. jeans.
Daniella Clarke, Founder of Frankie B. Jeans
DT: So Daniella, do you own a lot of jeans?
DC: I think I have about 300 pairs of jeans but it’s kinda [sic] silly because I seem to rotate the same 5 pairs on a daily basis.
DT: What is the longest you have worn one pair?
DC: Yikes! This is an embarrassing question, but I’m going to be honest. Sometimes I wear a jean about 4-6 times before I wash them! I just love the way my jeans fit and don’t want to wash the fit out of them once I wear them in. I also don’t wash them often if I’m trying to preserve the dark indigo wash.
DT: Are you working with any new textiles or technology?
DC: I really love this new denim were working with called Black Gold. It’s a coated denim; often coated denim can be stiff but this is so soft and just pretty with a bit of a shimmer.
DT: What do you think of the 1970s vibe hitting this year?
DC: I love the 1970s trend… I’m a huge fan of the flared and wide leg – so sexy! My personal favorite for sure! I also really love those terracotta colors from that time period and hoping to incorporate that into the line in ways of colored denim.
DT: What advice can you give when shopping Frankie B. jeans?
DC: We are not as low as people say and our fit is amazing. If you’re looking to accentuate a small derri?re, try one of our Rosie Bow butt skinny’s. We run pretty true to size.
FRANKIE B. SPRING/SUMMER 2011 LOOKBOOK
Frankie B. jeans have been worn by numerous celebrities and has a cult following among denim aficionados. In consequence, counterfeits have been found online at such sites as eBay. Shop Frankie B.’s own Web site to get the real deal.
– Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 70s jeans, dittos, Frankie B, Gilby Clarke, Guns 'n' Roses, low rise jeans