Where can you find amazing brands like G-Star, Plein Sud, Hudson, Just Cavalli, One Teaspoon, Isabel Marant, and Dsquared2 all in one place? Right here in this beautiful editorial from Vogue Paris! It features Natasha Poly and Sasha Pivovarova and was styled by Emmanuelle Alt. Due to the great variety of brands that are featured, you are able to see a ton of hot looks that you can takeaway as inspiration for your own wardrobe, no matter what your personal style is. Our favorite item from the shoot was the Isabel Marant jean shearling lined jacket, and in a close second came the printed Just Cavalli jeans. Take a look at the complete editorial and become just as envious as we are (trust us, it’s going to happen!).
Images via DenimBlog.
Tags: Dsquared2, Emmanuelle Alt, G-Star, Hudson Jeans, Isabel Marant, jean jacket, Just Cavalli, Natasha Poly, Paris, Paris Fashion, Paris Vogue, Plein Sud, Sasha Pivovarova, Shearling Jacket, Vogue
What’s black and white and gray all over? That would be Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani and Gucci‘s Spring-Summer 2012 menswear collection. For Milan Fashion Week, there were liberal amounts of gray separates and suiting, but brands didn’t really feature a lot of denim. As for D&G, that’s an entirely different story. We weren’t sure we loved it or hated it, but it was certainly visually appealing: denim for men was found throughout D&G SS2012 as a sort of trim: the waistbands of jeans were cut out and sewn into silk or linen shorts; silk scarf fabric was sewn into a chambray shirt and vice versa; and sometimes all three fabrics seemed to meld together in a seamless mashup of textile orgy. Check out the gallery for detailed features from D&G and DSquared2.
D&G (left) sews jeans waistbands to various fabrics for SS2012, while Moshino goes retro and Rockabilly.
Dsquared2 was among the few fashion labels to retain bright colors in their collection for the season, while a great number of brands signaled their return to neutrals and muted tones in Milan. In Paris, that was a different story! Even as patterned suiting is returning in a big way, fashion brands seem to use denim as merely a backdrop in SS2012. Prada took a page out of Lily Pulitzer’s spring sketchbook all while going golf resort-chic, while others like Burberry Prorsum, Bottega Veneta and DSquared2 channeled the seaside dock worker, complete with pea coats, woven tams and newsboy caps. In Milan, no other fashion label showcased denim like D&G this season. It’s a shame that many fashion houses still think that denim does not belong on the runway. What brand do you think should have made denim a bigger deal in their SS2012 collection?
For more menswear fashion shows, check out our coverage of Bottega Veneta SS2012 and Burberry Prorsum SS2012. All images via GQ Magazine UK. Stay tuned for our Menswear Denim Roundup Part 2 next week!
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: D&G, Denim Menswear, Dolce & Gabanna, Dsquared2, Gucci, Menswear @@2012, Milan Fashion Week, Moschino
Spring 2011 Fashion shows continued this week in the beautiful city of Milan. Famous Italian Designer, Roberto Cavalli, showed a strong denim aesthetic in his Just Cavalli collection. His look is not for the faint of heart, it featured flower and lace appliqu?s and head to toe denim looks complete with hats. One denim jumpsuit was made up of a myriad of blues. The denim hats and large belt buckles added to the cowgirl vibe. In comparison, the men’s denim look was tame with just a plain white tee on top.
Dsquared2 also featured several wearable denim options for spring. The loose denim button up brought sex appeal to an outfit of khakis and a great glasses and hat combo. The cuffed capris under a trench make the idea of going out in the rain plausible. Add a bright tote and voil?, instant ensemble. The denim shorts with a cardigan is a simple look yet elevated by the accessories. I love the long gold chain peeking out of the white top. Considering I lived in my denim shorts this year I’m glad to see their appearance on the runway, even though I would have worn then again anyways. Needless to say, these were my favorite looks from Milan.
I am hoping to incorporate some inspiration from the shows into my fall look. I know it’s meant for spring but who wants to wait 6 months? To the closet!
— Laura Kealey
Tags: Dsquared2, Just Cavalli
Anja Rubik for Gap. Photo taken in San Francisco. Click for Source.
What? Is Gap condoning a matchy-match jeans and denim jacket pairing? Not exactly. The jacket is a darker rinse, but no matter. Anja Rubik makes it look good as any model only could.
Who is she, you may ask? She’s been one of the numerous pretty faces that have graced the covers of V Magazine (following in Gisele Bundchen’s footsteps) and Vogue Deutsch, Nippon and Paris editions, among others; and, with legs that seem to go on for miles, has struck a fierce pose for Chloe, DSquared2 Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, and many more.
She's got legs, and she knows how to use them.
Rubik is certainly not a nobody in the world of modelling. Even though Rubik’s career has not been centrally-focused on denim campaigns, this feature with Gap Premium Jeans could possibly position her for Supermodeldom. After all, designer and premium jeans have been the darling of the retail establishment and a huge draw among the desired consumer demographic set.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Anja Rubik, Chloe, Dsquared2, GAP 1969 Premium Jeans Collection, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta
A wardrobe staple for every man should be a great fitting denim shirt. The versatility of a denim shirt will take you from work to play, day to evening and the best part is that they just get better with every wear.
J Crew Denim Workshirt, $128
DSquared2 Denim Short Sleeve Shirt, $98
G-Star New Port Denim Shirt
Levis Vintage Clothing Denim Shirt, $54
Converse One Star
Converse for Onestar Denim Shirt, $19.58
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Converse One Star, Denim shirts, Dsquared2, G-Star, J. Crew, Levi's
CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Biker Jacket in Sundrenched Chambray.
I have been reinspired by this summer’s interpretations of smart denim jackets that can go with just about anything. My only fashion pairing caveat is that folks not wear actual denim jackets with matching denim jeans or shorts. The last I checked, this blog has banned the Canadian Tuxedo. How Justin Timberlake recovered from his Red Carpet faux pas — back in the Britney days — to become the Denimisto that he is today with the popular William Rast denim label, is nothing short of an ironic miracle.
BBLESSING Light Blue Chambray Jacket, available online at BBLESSING.
Check out these denim and chambray jackets! It’s a mix of classic, never out of style, to retro interpretations that boldly go where few have gone. A word of caution:
Don’t even think about walking into a Michelin-starred, jacket-required restaurant with these babies. They probably don’t count as “proper attire.”
Do show them off at lunchy places, nightspots and other hip and swanky establishments that allow you to express your fashion-forward side.
Do throw your denim-inspired jackets over your favorite summer fashion finds.
- MISS SIXTY Denim Outerwear, available online at MISS SIXTY.
DIESEL Denim Gallery Jacket, available at THECORNER.
DSQUARED2 Denim Peacoat, on sale now at eLUXURY.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: BBlessing, Current/Elliott, Dsquared2, Miss Sixty, William Rast