Do you ever wonder what designers wear back stage at fashion shows? We scoured through the recent spring-summer 2012 fashion shows to see who should, might and could rock a pair of jeans, even under intense stress and poorly-ventilated conditions. One of the first names who came to mind were Rick Owens, Rad Hourani, Robert Geller, Frida Giannini (Gucci) and Sharon Wauchob (Edun); but sadly, they did not deliver. Mind you, most designers pop their heads out for only a few seconds before running back from whence they came. However, the photogs were able to capture these 15 designers who chose to take a bow in jeans. Who do you think rocked their look?
We were delighted to see Olivier Rousteing (Balmain), who looked more like a model himself wearing drop-crotch jeans; Kaiser Karl wearing wrinkled coated jeans; Olivier Theyskens (Theyskens’ Theory) sporting bleached denim shorts; and Sophia Kokosalaki—who wore saturated jeans—represented Diesel’s denim DNA even though her Diesel Black Gold collection offered nary a patch of denim to tide us over.
Images via Style.com.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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We know designers are often trying to push boundaries, but when we discovered House of Holland‘s latest denim creation, involving rings of cut pile aqua-colored wool, we just had to comment on what possible inspiration could have taken hold when this Shearling Wool and Denim skirt was created. Is it so wrong that it’s right? This wacky denim skirt, also a part of a consistently wacky collection, including bright fuzzy earrings, seemed to be inspired by the cute, soft and plush Monster Bowling set created by toy brand Melissa & Doug. Tell us if you don’t see the resemblance!
You can check out the rest of the collection online at the House of Holland sale section.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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Heny Holland has been busy with his H! by Henry Holland line, his House of Holland line and now his second collaboration with Levi’s. Levi’s and House of Holland have partnered up again on a small eight piece men’s and women’s collection for Spring/Summer 2010. The collection will be launched in February.
–Nikki Cho Russo
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