Dazed & Confused March 2013 features model Kasia Struss wearing denim-as-couture in the form of backwards-jean denim dresses, oversized jackets, and floor length gowns. Shot by photographer Josh Olins, the shoot features styling by Robbie Spencer, who put together more creative takes on your basic jeans and workshirt than you probably imagined possible. Check out the full editorial below.
We’ve got to say, double denim (or the Canadian Tuxedo, if you will), is sort of a standard for us at this point. We don’t bat an eyelash if we’re strolling through Brooklyn and spot someone stylishly sporting this mono-denim combo. WWD says it’s only just getting revved up, though, and it may be that the two-toned denim-on-denim trend is about to streamline into same-wash territory. Excited? Horrified? Either way, click through to see their slide show and figure out whether this trend progression is for you.
Gwen Stefani likes to push the envelope when it comes to fashion, and she’s no different with denim. And, we think she did alright with this Norma Kamali denim on denim ensemble: a slim fitting denim jacket with a drop hem tail, and skinny jeans with an unusual diagonal zipper close. Stefani was snapped in Paris, while heading to a TV appearance. We think the secret to rocking any double denim look is a custom fit. We’d like to think Denim Therapy had something to do with how her denim jacket and skinny jeans fit on her like a glove (off the rack, the crotch hangs lower), but not this time. By the way, Ms. Stefani (or do you prefer Mrs. Rossdale?), if you’re reading this, have your people give us a call. We’ll hook you up with one of our expert services for your next public appearance. Just sayin’.
We are all familiar with the thickly stitched horseshoe that each pair of True Religion’s comes equipped with, but we have to say their Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook is throwing us off into a new direction, and we like it. The brand’s latest lookbook exudes uncharted hues, vintage patterns and prints we are going to want to wear all season long. With different washes and leg openings this is a collection you’ve got to check out and most likely snag up more than one pair.
Guess is known for its sexier take on denim and they’re certainly turning up the heat for fall/winter 2012. For women, they’ve styled skinny jeans with luxe coats, collared shirts (even if they’re sometimes, um, see-through), bold take-charge heels, and chunky gold accessories. The message they’re sending men? Turn down the glam, turn up the campy rugged edge with fisherman’s sweaters, dusty boots, and suspenders. But we still think that is sexy, FYI.
Set against whitewashed adobe walls and colorful folk blankets, Turkish brand Mavi’s collection for spring still retains the Mediterranean feel the line is known for, while also incorporating Western-style influences. If there’s one lesson that we can learn from their latest range of colored jeans, indigo washes, and denim shirts, it’s that denim goes excellent with–you guessed it!–even more denim. The key is picking washes that are either radically different, like pairing stark white denim shirts with mustard yellow jeans, or garments that perfectly meld together wash-wise for a monochromatic look (with different proportions, of course).
The Fall 2011 Mens Collection from the Italian brand JFour has all the clothes you need for an edgy, but put together look. The denim is not limited to just their jeans, but a rich dark-wash chambray workshirt, and a great denim blazer that can casually dress up any outfit. Their long-sleeve knits portray Native American imagery, which is a definitely change from the usual print interpretation we see of this trend, but the graphics can be a bit loud. The jeans range from light to dark washes, so it is super easy to pair them with one of the work shirts or the blazer and rock the denim on denim look without matching too much. Next time we’re overseas, we know right where we’re headed.
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1. For a perfectly Valentine’s Day-themed look, Glamour styled Rachel McAdams in cute printed hot pants and a bright red denim shirt for the cover of their February 2012 issue. So much love (in more ways than one)!
2. JFour recently released their spring/summer lookbook, but we love their great behind the scenes photos–in black-and-white, to boot–of their distressed skinnies, denim drop-crotch pants, and cropped jeans in action.
3. John Marcelo spent 2011 wearing the same pair of jeans to chart the so often ignored wear-induced evolution of denim, but he hasn’t abandoned the project in the new year. Without Wash continues into 2012 with a new pair of jeans, 3sixteen‘s Slim Leg Black Selvedge denim.
4. Ludwig Van x Quintin Co.‘s limited edition “Scout Series” was released yesterday, complete with some serious secret denim love. Their six-panel cap is made from vintage Japanese broadcloth, leather, and nylon fabric–and includes a selvage denim stash pocket inside.
5. Stylist and ex-Rachel Zoe employee Brad Goreskigushes about his love of denim shirts and denim on denim in this AfterElton interview. A boy after our own hearts!
Christmas came early! Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes gets a little crazy for the LOVE Magazineadvent 2011 calendar in this highly amusing video. Amidst the cheeky festivity and flirty-filthy behavior, she’s wearing denim shorts and attempting to sing a song that even moderately skilled karaoke die-hards shy away from until they’ve had a few rounds of the hard stuff. You can see the full calendar at the LOVE Magazine site, where you’ll uncover videos of Lindsey Wixson singing Jingle Bells, Emily Weiss as rudolph (in denim-on-denim), Alessandra Ambrosio stripping out of white cut-offs, and more!
Sometimes people think of denim and they immediately think of a casual look, but this fashion blogger proves them wrong. She dresses up the denim on denim trend in such an easy way by adding sheer tights, black lace-up booties and a simple blazer to her light-wash denim work shirt and high-waisted jeans shorts. The loose bow around the collar along with the touch of gold in the braided belt give this outfit a really polished look. The best thing about this outfit though, is how you can not only use it as a go-to for dressing up denim, but also as an inspiration for your style and mix and match these pieces however you would like.