For any of those who had a doubt in their mind whether or not denim was going to be sticking around for yet another season we hate to say it, but we totally told you so. From denim jackets and blazers to jeans the big blue makes a mark on most every single note-worthy collection, though not always in its signature color. Print is a huge trend for the spring summer 2012 season and designer Paul Smith totally rocks it out modernizing the classic Levi’s denim jacket with abstract prints in electric jewel tones. As for Viktor & Rolf, multi-stripe denim separates add some dimension to the overall muted color palette of the 70s inspired collection. Likewise, denim jackets made a mark in a retro 70s vibe in Burberry Prorsum‘s ethic print-heavy lineup.
Images via GQ, Dazed Digital, and The Fashionisto.
Though it’s definitely not the driving force that it has been in past seasons, denim is still a strong force on the runways lending itself as a grounding element to most collections including Acne, who we have to say had some killer denim accessories. Definitely not going anywhere!
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Been shopping for flared jeans? Get the skinny on J Brand‘s latest ‘70s style jeans: the Martini Flare. Retailing from $167 to $185, it’s a bell bottom jean with a vintage silhouette and a modern, smaller bell. Unlike the Joe’s Jeans Skinny Micro Flare jeans we reviewed recently, which only has a slight flare from the ankle down, the Martini opens up gradually into a moderate bell bottom starting below the knee. If you really want to try the latest seventies-inspired jeans, then the Martini Flare jean is a good bell bottom to test the waters. We are loving this skinny jean with a slight wide leg because of its slimming and leg-lengthening look. We think the Martini Flare skinny bell bottom will be your new go-to jeans to wear for summer through fall.
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—Kathy Ng Hassan
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