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New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 Denim Roundup

Denim Therapy has been so busy pounding the trade show floors that we barely had time to sleep.  However, we couldn’t not talk about New York Fashion Week before we moved onto the next shows!  Denim has gone glam in the form of metallic jeans for Spring 2012 (Diesel Black Gold), and there is a return to and continuation of patchwork and panel denim motifs (Charlotte Ronson and D&G).  Although there were several other brands which had denim represented in their collections, we only chose to feature a few designer labels which we feel really worked with and integrated denim into their collections in a deeper sense.  Which denim trend do you think will make a big splash come spring?

Diesel Black Gold Spring-Summer 2012: metallic jeans in reflective foil, reptilian and shimmery abalone-green hues offered lustre and texture to denim.  The brand continues to redefine itself as not just a brand about blue jeans.  More Diesel Black Gold online at


Theyskens’ Theory Spring-Summer 2012: Olivier Theyskens still loves black and white, but he has thrown in vibrant acid-washed jeans and high-waisted, drop-crotch denim with drop-waist belt loops, creating an illusion of a low waist.  Will this be the game changer?  More Theyskens’ Theory online at


Charlotte Ronson Spring-Summer 2012: Patchwork denim, denim and chambray panels, and denim pieced together with silk in muted and faded washes, shows Ronson’s desire to keep the fun, flirty and feminine in a woman’s everyday wardrobe.  We loved that Ronson used denim as both the main ingredient and the accent fabric in this collection. More Charlotte Ronson online at

D&G Spring-Summer 2012: Remember those menswear bandana silk shorts and shirts pieced together with denim?  Now those same aesthetics have been reincarnated into women’s ready-to-wear in a variety of dresses.  It’s a playful explosion of colors and patterns.  However, the jury’s out on whether this collection is going to move the needle at retailers.  More D&G online at

—Kathy Ng Hassan










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Posted Sep 23 2011 in Denim Fashion » Runway

Weekly Round Up: Our Best Denim Posts of the Week

Missed out on anything this week? We make catching up easy with our round up of the most exciting blog posts we cooked up for you in the past seven days. You’re welcome!


1. Add Spice to Your Holiday with a Denim Party Dress—Denim might not be your first fabrication of choice when planning glamorous evening attire during the holidays,  but if you want to add some edge to your look, we suggest you give cliche prom queen fabrics a goodbye kiss (beneath the mistletoe, of course)… Keep reading! ?

2. We Heart Charlotte Ronson!—Charlotte Ronson is somewhat of an industry sweetheart, and it’s not hard to see why. Standing apart from her rockstar siblings, she quickly established herself with her rock’n’roll fashion label, which took off swiftly after it launched. We had the chance to ask the designer some questions… Keep reading! ?

3. Gifts for Denim Lovers—There’s  just under a month left to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, but if your loved ones are as crazy about denim as you are, you need look no further!… Keep reading! ?

4. BOSS Orange: Street Style Inspiration Direct From The Runway—There is no doubt that street style fashion is at an all time high, and whether we like it or not it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it’s had such an impression that even many designers have been looking to the streets for inspiration, and HUGO BOSS is no exception… Keep reading! ?

5. Stylish as Folk—In case you needed a quick reminder of how sexy denim can be, in comes bombshell Keke Lindgard in Elle France November 2010, in the Folk Allure editorial… Keep reading! ?

6. Get The Look: Mila Kunis Headlines Nylon Magazine—If you’ve read much about the upcoming movie, “Black Swan” starring Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman, then you know it’s going to be a draw for all the fans who follow these two girls’ every style move… Keep reading! ?

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Dec 05 2010 in Weekly Round Up

We Heart Charlotte Ronson!

Charlotte Ronson is somewhat of an industry sweetheart, and it’s not hard to see why. Standing apart from her rockstar siblings, she quickly established herself with her rock’n’roll fashion label, which took off swiftly after it launched. Ten years later, she’s become one of the most sought after American womenswear designers. Ronson is known for her impeccable style and tendency to set trends. Her clothing and accessories are fashion forward favorites amongst celebrities, models, and even us at Denim Therapy!


We had the chance to interview Ronson and ask a few questions…

DT: What made you want to design?
CR: I’ve always been drawn to fashion.  I grew up with a very stylish mother that had her own sense of style and was always interested in style and fashion from a young age. When I was old enough I had an internship at Harper’s Bazaar which made me realize I wanted to be in the design world as a career.

DT: You have great style yourself so where does your inspiration come from in general and for this past collection?
CR: My inspiration comes from everything!  It can be a movie or a photo or a book or even from just walking down the street. I’m an avid reader and movie-goer.  For Spring 11 I was inspired by the androgynous 90s grunge aesthetic (think Kate Moss in the 90s) mixed with the bright colors, florals, and embroideries of spain.

DT: Why did you decide to incorporate denim?

CR: Denim is something that I’ve always wanted to incorporate into my collection but I wanted to make sure that we did it in our own special way. For spring we have a lot of washed out denim in dresses, shirts, etc.  It’s lighter and works perfectly for warmer weather.

DT: What is your favorite piece from your collection?
CR: I always love our army jacket.  I also love the cashmere sweaters, the hoodie and sweatshirt, and the flirty floral dresses.

DT: Do you have a favorite denim brand? And what is you favorite look to go with it?
CR: I wear a lot of Current Elliot as well as Cheap Monday.  Balenciaga also makes great jeans.  I tend to pair it with cozy cashmere sweaters, vintage soft tees, an army jacket.  I also love stripes with denim.


DT: Do you have any go to shops for denim?
CR: I’ve been buying a lot of denim from Satine in LA recently.  Also, Barney’s has a great denim selection.

DT: Is there a difference between Charlotte Ronson and your line for JC Penny?
CR: Yes definitely!  First is the price.  For I HEART Ronson nothing really retails for more than $100.  It is definitely more trend driven and very seasonal as the deliveries are monthly.  Charlotte Ronson is much more fashion forward and gives us a chance to experiment with new styles and fabrics.

DT: Can you tell us a bit about your next collection? Will there be any more denim shown?
CR: You’ll have to wait and see :)

DT: How do you feel about the future trends for denim?

CR: I don’t think denim is going anywhere!  Everyone is always on the search for the perfect piece of denim whether it be shorts, jeans, miniskirts, etc.  As people experiment with new denim styles and fabrications I think it will only get more popular.

To learn more about Charlotte Ronson please visit
Or stop by her very hip Nolita boutique at 239 Mulberry St., New York, NY

For our very lucky readers the Charlotte Ronson Fall/Holiday Sample Sale (up to 70% off!) starts Wednesday December 1st through Friday December 3rd (10am-7pm daily).

1071 Avenue of Americas, Suite 301 (Between 40th and 41st); New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-789-9606

— Jackie Racer

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Posted Dec 01 2010 in Denim Buys » Denim News » Interviews » Sales

Charlotte Ronson Brings Back The 90s

With so many designers paying homage to the seventies for fall and spring, I have to say it was a big breathe of fresh air to see Charlotte Ronson’s tribute to the nineties. No,  I’m not talking 90210 nineties, think more Claire Danes in “My So-Called Life” nineties. Cue the ditsy florals, and plaid!

Now before you cringe let me affirm that if grunge could ever be done in a pretty, feminine, and even romantic way Ronsons’ way is it!   She showed us the expected nineties staples such as Slouchy sweaters, plaid shirts (tied around the waist, of course), long flowy dresses with floral patterns, loose beanies and scrunched-down socks while modernizing it with tops in  sheer fabrics and–somehow–a more clean though very nineties grunge stylistic approach.  Each model had long, flowing locks, stringy little braids and nose-rings! Is this bringing back any memories yet?

But wait a second! Grunge–and the nineties for that matter–would have been nothing without denim. Though Ronsons’ collection wasn’t  too denim heavy as far as fabric goes she did utilized a lot of  fresh denim blue hues throughout the collection. And when it came down to it, the denim pieces she did incorporate were just right!  I mean, you can’t have grunge without a denim vest! And what would the nineties have been without overalls, or in this case an overall-esque, ankle length denim dress. Like I said:  just right!

Photographs by Andr? Lucat;

All-in-all Ronson took the best of a decade know for its free and chaotic spirit and managed to produce a collection with the perfect balance between edgy and soft, grungy and (get this) romantic,  and most definitely nostalgic but oh so modern.

Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Oct 04 2010 in Denim News » Reviews: Brand
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