After witnessing Jeremy Scott‘s spring 2012 collection coming down the runway at Milk Studios last season, we knew we had to get up close to the range of hyper-creative denim pieces. As usual, the collection runs the full gamut between ready-to-wear and not-quite-ready-for-this. Barring the ass-less chaps, in fact, the collection is highly wearable, and includes both multi-color striped jean material and a tamer, light wash option for each style. Extra-long fringe shorts and high-waisted skirts constructed from upside-down jeans provided adventurous, fashion-forward picks for the females. Speaking of which, we saw Rihanna’s lipstick stain on the denim corset she wore during her latest video shoot.
As you’d expect from Jeremy Scott’s over-active imagination, you have to think through wearing some of these during the day—but that’s the point: this collection is perfect for the new-age club kid (and the colorful crowd who never miss his runway shows). Overall skirts and standard button-down vests fill in the blanks between the avant garde, and while there are winged denim shoes that look more in-place in Harajuku than NYC, there are also a wing-less version that are super-chic. But our favorite element here is the idea of fashion being fun, a little silly, and genuinely bold. See the looks below.
Women’s & men’s collections below:
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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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 Style.com.
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 Style.com.
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
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 Style.com.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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