Are you ready to rock ‘n’ roll? That’s exactly what you’ll want to do when you put on a pair of J Brand x Duarte Jeans. This is truly a high voltage collision between street style and bespoke denim. We are all familiar with the premium denim label, JBrand, coveted by many of you denim enthusiasts and for the rock ‘n’ roll royalty, Henry Duarte is the king of rock star clothing and denim.
Adored by such celebrity followers as Sheryl Crow, Stephen Tyler of Aerosmith and Gina Gershon, to name a few, Duarte most well known for his customized pants has partnered up with JBrand on a capsule collection inspired by Ziggy Stardust. The collection features three skinny styles: the Ziggy (exposed zipper and hardware, my fave), the Suffragette (with Duarte’s signature lace-ups) and the Raygun (moto touches). Currently available at JBrand and in various specialty stores Henry Bendel, Holt Renfrew and Ron Herman, prices range from $209 – $284.
In addition, Henry Duarte has a clothing collection called Duarte Q65 and will be releasing his new denim collection called Henry Duarte Denim. His denim line will feature seven styles, which include dark rinse indigo and grey jeans with his signature elaborate details such as zippers, lace-ups and 70’s style bell bottoms. The denim collection will range from $168 – $250.
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Henry Duarte, JBrand
Straight from the runway of Balmain’s Spring/Summer 09 collection is a Sgt Pepper inspired jacket paired with distressed, slashed and acid washed jeans. Cool, chic and playfully rock ‘n’ roll! Perhaps a cue taken from the Beatle’s or could it be Coldplay? Nevertheless, this military/band inspired ensemble is truly a sizzling look for the spring season.
Can’t afford the Balmain price tag? Most of us can’t, but we certainly can be inspired and get the look for less.
Balmain Ripped Jeans, $1,199.54 Buy it now
Balmain Military Style Denim Jacket, $3,633.50 Buy it now
Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain Studded Sandals, $1,546.94 Buy it now
JBrand 912 Thrasher Ripped Jeans, $218 Buy it now
3.1 Phillip Lim Cadet Jacket, $595 Buy it now
Bebe Charla Embellished Leather Gladiator Sandal, $139 Buy it now
Forever 21 Chelsie Frayed Straight Jean, $22.80 Buy it now
The Limited Military Style Jacket, $79.50 Buy it now
My Diva’s Closet Studded Gladiator Sandal, $22 Buy it now
For a more authentic version of the military/band inspired jacket, I would scour vintage stores and ebay. You will probably find a much more stylish and cheaper jacket such as this one at a starting bid of $9.99!
Click here to view this jacket on ebay
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balmain, Bebe, ebay, Forever21, JBrand, My Diva's Closet, The Limited