In stores and online today: the GOLDSIGN For J.Crew womens jeans collaboration debuts with a collection of jeans and denim skirts, inspired by the women of 1950s Hollywood. “Focusing on feminine fits, the washes vary in authentic vintages, pure indigos, and soft pastels.” This is the first collaboration between Adriano Goldschmied and J.Crew. Three distinct fits make up the collaboration: “Jeane” – a feminine, sexy, high-waist American jean; “Jenny” – a slim leg, classic, 5-pocket, high-waist jean with cuff; and “Holly” – a timeless 1950s high-waist pencil skirt; ranging in price from $198 to $288.
G-StarRaw presented a utilitarian-chic lineup of men’s and women’s denim for their FW13 showing here in Vegas, following up on an intense FW13 runway show earlier this season. Their new campaign, The Art of Raw, exemplifies the boundless possibilities of a lifestyle carved from raw denim, weaving elements of military style, formal wear, and streetwear into a new kind of “uniform”. The art can be found in clean lines, denim treatments, the pairing of materials (ie: denim and leather)… all through a very fresh and updated lens. We selected our favorite pieces from the line below.
Men’s Selects and women’s selects:
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Raffael Flores-Contreras & Michelle Christina Larsen
We suppose Amber Heard, former poster girl for Guess Jeans, can wear any brand of jeans she likes? In this case, she is sporting a pair of Goldsign Jenny jeans in Debut wash, while on the set of her new film, Paranoia. There are numerous photos of Amber out and about wearing jeans, so we know this girl loves denim! At first, we took a double-take as this exact photo seems to channel our lovely Editor, Michelle Christina Larsen. We just love Amber’s fresh-faced look here (and the boots). How would you wear these high-rise jeans? Denim Therapy always has ideas for you!
Olivia Munn was spotted looking lovely in a white lace top and Dylan George skinny jeans. The delicate top and dark wash denim provided a nice mix of summer and fall aesthetics. You can grab a similar pair by Ksubi to get this look. Have a pair of jeans you want to make super skinny for fall? We’ll tailor or hem your jeans for you before the cool weather kicks in. Check out our expert denim repair and alteration services, and let us know how we can help.
Minimal, refined and clean, white jeans serve as the perfect blank slate for your summer styling sessions. From day to evening, you can wear white denim. Just pair your crisp jeans with bright, bold colors for day (neon, too), or metallic and dark hues for evening. The trick is to mirror what you see in nature for the perfect summer street style. We’ve rounded up a half-dozen pairs of cool white jeans, whether cropped, flared or skinny, to suit your summer plans. Which pairs would you choose?
For those of you who have been following Canadian-based Fidelity Denim over the years, you know they’ve been called the butt bra of jeans and have a celebrity following. Fidelity, now distributed stateside, has a mens jeans collection as of 2009. As much as we’re coveting the Spring-Summer 2012 jeans collection (stay tuned for our denim review!), we can’t help but fall in love with the styling in their fall lookbook. You’ll see the requisite skinny jeans, along with a slick burgundy coated jean, flared jeans and even some velvety fine-wale corduroy jeans in skinny silhouettes. Rich, saturated hues along with faded fall shades are at your disposal. Check out the gallery to peruse all the Fall styles.
Denim Therapy had the opportunity to interview Doctrine Jeans last year, when this denim brand was just starting out. Flash forward a year: Doctrine is still here, and they have matured and are offering innovative and covetable jeans with classic and trendy-setting washes that are certain to be on everyone’s wish list for the holidays, come Fall 2012. We caught up with Doctrine Jeans’ Head Designer Teresa Sung for a quick update on their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Read what’s new about Doctrine Jeans in their Sophomore year.
Denim Therapy: We love that Doctrine don’t jump on every denim trend in the industry. How do you get inspired each season during the design process?
Teresa Sung: Each season is different. But generally, I would start by seeing the runways for the season ahead and try to absorb trends and details first before starting on our seasonal collection. After the overview of all those information, I have to sort thru what works for our Doctrine and what doesn’t. Many times, I would have to look into our archives to see the particular era and icons to get more inspirations.
DT: What are some denim trends you DO love right now?
TS: I love the fact that denim is getting vibrant with its treatments not only with colors and prints, but in pieces like in patch works and embellishment as well as using novelty laundry techniques in discoloration and clouded effects.
DT: We love the one-piece looks in the fall (the denim overalls and jumpsuit). How do you envision women styling these pieces?
TS: Oh yes, overalls/jumpsuits tend to be made more vintage and work wear inspired. But I saw them from a different angle for this season. Why not sexy and sleek? You can style it with soft white blouses in overalls to maintain its chic look as styled in our Look book. It embodies sex appeal with its flare legs fitted through thigh, showcasing elongated leg shape. You don’t even need to style the jumpsuit except to wear it; flaunt it! And you may want to add a few of your favorite bangles.
DT: Do you have any favorite style bloggers or fashion influentials right now?
TS: The Sartorialist, Jack & Jil and Streetpeeper are just a few influentials that I’m obsessed with now. I really appreciate their keen eyes toward fashion reality from different parts of the world.
DT: What’s next for Doctrine Jeans?
TS: I would like Doctrine Jeans to grow not only in the States, but internationally as well.
Last fall, Style.com launched their Video Fashion Week, featuring film shorts to showcase brands that don’t normally show at Fashion Week, such as Surface to Air. Now that spring is oh-so-close, we think watching this video now [Editor's note: there are NSFW nipplage scenes] is just enough to make us pine even harder for those warm, lazy days. Featuring S2A‘s Spring-Summer 2012 ready-to-wear collection, you’ll see faded, vintage wash denim, even a patchwork piece, plus lightweight button down shirts in easy-on-the-eye gray scale, neutrals and blues. With “Harmonia” by Cass McComb as the mood music, you might just agree that this is likely the most perfect day ever on video.
If you’re looking for ideas for a sexy Valentine’s Day gift, take cues from TEXTILE Elizabeth & James. Make a playful and sexy fashion video. TEXTILE produced a video for Spring 2012, in which model Abby Brothers gives us a private fashion show, which starts out with her stripping off her clothes and lounging around in her TEXTILE branded underwear. Eventually, she does slide her TEXTILE jeans back on effortlessly. You might wonder whether the Olsen twins were spinning off a new intimates collection, or that this video looks familiar somehow, because you’re onto something: the video pays homage to iconic denim advertisements of the ’90s.
Paige Premium Denim has taken colored denim revival to a whole new level. Moving past the basic, mundane hues every brand has seemed to introduce this season, Paige welcomes Spring/Summer 2012 with bright and effervescent pastel hues. The fun, flirty colors come in Paige’s staple skinny cut, the Verdugo. Pixie, Mandarin and Mint are the newest neon additions, what other colors would you like to brighten up your wardrobe this season?