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Trend Alert! Rainbow Shredded Denim


Shredded denim is already awesome, but what if the denim was also as colorful as your favorite tie-dye tank top? If that turns you on, you’re in luck. It seems like, in addition to rainbow dip-dyed denim, dying destroyed denim fibers near the area of destruction is becoming a trend. We recommend going neutral with the top you pair this with: think black, white, or pastels. But hey, who says you can’t go totally nuts one night and pair these with a neon yellow bikini top?

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Image above via Ragged Priest, 2012 Lookbook

Shop some of our favorite dip-dye denim pieces below.

Below, left to right: UNIF Hangover Cutoff Shorts  & Wildfox Lara Mid Rise Cutoff Shorts

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Below, left to right: Reverse Rainbow Dream Cutoff Shorts & Wildfox Marianne Mid Rise Skinny Jeans

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 —Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted May 02 2014 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

3 Bohemian Denim Picks You Can’t Miss From Free People


It’s officially cold outside—but why not have fun with it? Layer tights and cut-off shorts. Wear wool socks with chic boots and cuff up those boyfriend jeans. Take it a step further and go totally boho with Free People‘s pre-winter sale, chocked full of denim-flavored reasons to shop. The best part? Everything is way under $100. Our favorites are below.

Tapestry Embellished Slim and Slouchy Fit JeansOmbre Wash Denim JacketThrift Wash Destroyed Skinny Jeans

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Shop the rest of the Free People sale.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Nov 07 2012 in Buys Under $100 » Denim Buys

Ragged Priest Brings Tattered Pastel Denim To The Beach


Ragged Priest‘s latest lookbook offering hypes up three of our favorite things in the world: the beach, pastels, and torn up jeans. Dreamy mermaid hair and sultry glares set the mood for dip-dye pastel knits and tie-dye denim shorts reminiscent of Mister Softee’s ice cream menu—delicious! Shop Ragged Priest and get your summer hued rock’n'roll on ASAP.

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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jun 11 2012 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Are Sinclair Denim’s Metallics & Dip-Dyes Redefining The It-Jean?


Los Angeles-based Sinclair Denim may sound familiar to those who have shopped their jeans at high-end retailers like Neiman Marcus, and now, they’re back this summer with some innovative washes and treatments on jeans, bermudas and denim cutoffs.  We felt like a kid at a candy store when we saw the Sinclair Spring-Summer 2012 lookbook.  Its palette of foil coated jeans, deep indigos, juicy dip-dye pastels, railroad stripe and even glitter offer the woman a chance to dip her hands into any style cookie jar she chooses this summer.  We are in love with Sinclair’s tasteful handling of dip dye and innovative use of foil coating.  How would you rock a pair of Sinclairs?

Sinclair Denim Spring-Summer 2012 Lookbook

 




If you want to get your hands on a pair of Sinclair Denim, try the Coe Legging Jean in Golden Lights or the Fixed Coe Skinny in Proxy (an ombré blue), both available at REVOLVE Clothing.

 

—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

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Posted May 29 2012 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

How To Wear Spring’s Tie Dye/Ombre Trend


One of spring’s hottest upcoming trends is tie-dye or ombre dye denim. UK-based denim expert Donna Ida weighs in: ”To me tie dye is all about a relaxed, fun, hippy vibe and this season the colours are so super vibrant as seen on the catwalks of Charlotte Ronson and Etro. Get beach chic with tie dye shorts and casual tees.”

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Get the look! Siwy Denim Camilla Shorts in Mixed Signals ($308.20) – buy it at Donna Ida.

—DT Staff

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Posted Feb 20 2012 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Our Top 10 Denim Fashion Collections From London, Paris & Milan Fashion Week


Between London, Paris, and Milan, there was a whirlwind of denim to keep up with, but we’re making it easy for you by sharing our top 10 favorite denim collections. From Balenciaga’s broken front row bench (Anna Wintour had to stand!) , Gareth Pugh’s models in caged dresses, and Alexander McQueen’s use of lace head pieces,Spring 2012 European Fashion Weeks took more risks, exuded romance and signaled a return to the art behind couture that industry faves like Prabal Gurung craves so much. Designers are taking chances and we like what we’re seeing (well not all of it but that’s the point of this post isn’t it?).

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In London, we love Henry Holland’s cloud-like look of bleach splatters on the high-waisted skinny jeans (also shown in another color scheme of peaches and cream). The color palette is pastel but with an edge, as the colors aren’t dulled down but rather pop out. The lavender high-waisted skinny jeans come with an almost animal-like printed spot on them, which have a much more nighttime feel than the bleached jeans.

 

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Marques’Almeida certainly stood out during LFW, if that was even possible.  Their take on frayed and ripped jeans and repurposed denim—in this case jeans that look like a DIY project gone out of control—is both visually interesting and creative.  The creations exude a tribal nature while exerting a sense of raw rebellion.  We hesitate to think the collection is actually wearable, but we give kudos for this entry into the substantial use of denim in a collection.

 

 

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Paris Fashion Week definitely had a denim fest worth crushing over. Balmain took coated denim to a new level of class by pairing it with light-wash denim for a pantsuit as well as a futuristic denim mini dress that we absolutely fell in love with! We mean after all, if the world is ending in 2012, this is what we want to be wearing!

 

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Isabel Marant was all over the place (in a good way) at PFW with patchwork denim, more bleached denim, and even a scribble print pair of skinny jeans. When you want the comfort of denim but want to take a chance that a pair of blue jeans just can’t give you, look here.

 

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Keeping the ethnic and tribal print trend going strong, Paul & Joe brought a luxe version of the American South West to Paris mixing sheer lurex knits and metallic leather jeans in gold and bronze with bright silk ikat separates. This collection also marks the revival of hippie-chic embroidered jeans and handbags. Get into it because this is definitely the new take on bohemian style!

 

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A decidedly architectural collection with exaggerated shoulders and bold proportions, Balenciaga‘s jeans for women were marked by frontal pleats and a cinched-waist; a method to exaggerate a woman’s slim waistline.  A nod to the classic denim jacket, a satiny, over-sized re-interpretation in color blocks is embedded into the collection.

 

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While Milan Fashion Week seemed to be marked by opulence, retro silhouettes and a return to couture, denim collections seemed to be conceived from another planet (save D&G‘s colorful handkerchief prints pieced with denim). The Dsquared2 collection for next season looks playfully urban chic.  We love the pompom finish on the denim shorts, as well as the dip-dye boot cut jeans—looking dirty never looked so good!

 

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Leave it to D&G to make foulard look so sexy! The whole collection centers on the print used as everything from killer shoes to blouses with denim details like pockets and full-on sleeves, to gorgeous summer evening dresses. This is the great au revoir to D&G as it will be combined with the Dolce & Gabbana brand after this season.

 

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Also at MFW, the Bottega Veneta Men’s Collection combined leather and denim for a completely hot look, although we do have to say that we’d like to see those pieces as separates. We like the denim on denim style here also, which we think really only works thanks to the dark wash and minimalist detailing. The real eye-catcher was the tye-dye denim pants that almost look spray painted on. We love it on the runway but aren’t sure how well these would work in the real world.

 

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In contrast to Roberto Cavalli‘s golden flapper dresses and couture detailing, his more casual Just Cavalli collection presented leather and metallic jeans styled in a Euro-Boho ensemble.  There was some heavy-handed embroidery and pocket detailing, but the denim peasant blouse was one of the few separates we felt was worth a second look.  The entire collection boldly displays some of the season’s hottest trends: python patterns and metallic jeans.

 

Images via Style.com.

 

While the Spring 2012 Fashion Weeks had some great looks, we hope designers such as Alber Elbaz, Hussein Chalayan, Stella McCartney and even Rick Owens will lend back their talents and generate new buzz for women’s denim. The relaunch of Kenzo in Paris, by the newly-appointed Creative Directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Co-Founders of Opening Ceremony) who garnered rave reviews for their colorful fishnet print collection, showed creations which could easily be reinterpreted into denim. We know designers are inspired by denim, so we hope we get to see the actual textile play a more dominant role next season.

 

—Elyssa Linden, Kathy Ng Hassan & Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Oct 14 2011 in Denim News » Events

Score The Perfect Pair Of Cut-Off Shorts For August From Coal N Terry Vintage


The perfect pair of short jean shorts make a summer-to-fall transition less painful for those of us who adore running around in our bathing suits for three months out of the year.  Take the best of summer with you into fall with a pair of sexy DIY-inspired cut-off shorts at Coal N Terry vintage! We’re in a free jeans kind of mood this week, so we’re letting you in on a little secret. Right now they’re running a contest that could score you a $200 gift card to spend at their online store! Read on for instructions below…

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COAL N TERRY VINTAGE GIVEWAY

- Receive a $200 Gift Card which you can use to purchase ANYTHING in our online shop
- All countries are welcome to participate (WE SHIP WORLDWIDE)
- Winner will be choosen randomly

HOW TO WIN:

- “Like” COAL N TERRY VINTAGE on Facebook
- Reblog this as many times as you want HERE (no likes)
- Share this with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and Blog
- Must be following COAL N TERRY VINTAGE on tumblr
- Leave a comment on our Facebook Telling us what you will purchase with your $200 Gift Card
- This Giveaway will end September the 5th 2011

Good luck!

—DT Staff

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Posted Aug 05 2011 in Campaigns » Denim News

Denim Dose: News & Links


Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!

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1. P.S. I Made This in conjunction with WHO WHAT WEAR has their own dip-dye denim tutorial up for your summer dying experimental needs.

2. We just spotted the Alexander Wang denim foil pant on sale at Opening Ceremony this morning—$237 instead of $395.

3. Refinery29′s roundup of the coolest fashion dads includes Johan Lindeberg, designer at BLK DNM, and his little peanut Blue. Click through to see what he wanted for Father’s Day.

4. You can score 30% off William Rast & Free Shipping at Meringue Clothing now,  if you’re in a retail mood… (while it lasts!)

5. Naomi Campbell is designing a denim collection for Fiorucci. We already feel bad for her staff.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 21 2011 in Denim News

Trend Flashback! AKDMKS Dip Dye Jeans From Summer 2009


Since the trend is making a comeback (at least in our minds—can we get a hell yeah for gradient denim!?), we couldn’t help but revisit these rad white jeans with easter-egg-esque dye jobs. From the ladie’s line over at Akademiks, these gorgeous, vibrant bottoms have us thinking summer vacation thoughts. Style this look with complimenting colors (but not matching, lest you look like Easter candy yourself) like a pale peach tank for the blue gradient jeans or a cool grey top with the pink gradient. A killer combo? Try an electric yellow top with the purple-dyed jeans.

 

 

Images via Freshnessmag.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted May 12 2011 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

Dries Van Noten Dip Dye Denim


If tie-dye and acid wash aren’t really your thing, the extreme contrast of dip-dye denim might be more your taste. From light wash to extreme blue (or a pop-color, if you’re feeling daring), the impact made on a pair of jeans or a denim jacket that experience this transformation can turn an entire outfit from common to killer. Dries Van Noten has a few key pieces on the market that are giving this trend another spin.

Images from Street Peeper.

Score your Dries Van Noten dip dye denim online!

Above from left: Dries Van Noten dip-dye denim shirt (about $443) – buy it at Harvey Nichols; Dries Van Noten dip-dye denim jacket (about $407) – buy it at Harvey Nichols.

Want this look, but don’t want to cut into your savings to get it? Check out these Moto dip-dye denim shorts from Topshop, or this super-cute Miss Sixty dip-dye denim bustier!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

 

 

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Posted May 11 2011 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert
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