Sick of consistent surface denim and a lack of zig-zagging contours? Never fear—paneled and and patchwork denim is rampant! Featured as one of Refinery29’s recent top Fall denim trends, you won’t have to walk (or click) far to find a pair that you love.
The trend seemingly snowballed via recent deliveries of panel-crazy cocktail dresses, worn tight as seran wrap to accentuate the torso as much as possible. Antonio Berardi and Versace are too obvious culprits–and more recently designers like Jen Kao have joined the geometric seams game. In jeans, the star players are designers like Helmut Lang, Rick Owens, Marc Jacobs, and Acne. Check out a few of our favorites below:
The trend expands to jackets, especially in patchwork (check out the Opening Ceremony jacket we featured the other day), and will likely spread steadily to other fits and fibers.
Quilted patterns add such a luxe edge to a bag, shoe or jacket. Forever classic, the iconic quilted patterns of a Chanel bag or a wardrobe staple of every man and woman, Burberry’s signature snap-front quilted jacket. Now add some fun and of-the-moment chic quilted pieces in our blue crush, the quintessential denim.
Alexander Wang Quilted Denim Short, $425.00
These Alexander Wang quilted denim shorts have a modern retro feel with an exposed front zipper to show off those sexy gams.
ALEXANDER WANG @ BARNEY’S
Miu Miu Large Denim Tote, $1,25.00
This Miu Miu denim tote is not your ordinary carry-all city slicker. With a navy leather trim and crystal-embellished clasp fastening, tote around town in high style.
MIU MIU @ NET-A-PORTER
MARC by Marc Jacobs, Lila Quilted Denim Hobo, $378.00
Bohemian chic done in denim??”try this hobo outfitted with a southwestern shoulder strap, glossy beads, and honeycomb topstitching.
MARC JACOBS @ BERGDORF GOODMAN
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu
Inside the Bryant Park location for New York Fashion Week the vibe wasn’t all hustle and bustle as it was in previous years. Now that locations have been spread throughout the city between Milk Studios, galleries, hotels and whatever designers these days can budget for, the crowd inside the tents were thinly spread out with a lot of leg room to spare. But, I did eye a few fashionistas wearing interesting denim looks.
Heel boy heel! A whole new meaning for "boyfriend" jeans. Photo by Nikki Cho Russo
Skinny Levi's with falls trend of over the knee boots. Photo by Nikki Cho Russo
The city was alive and Fashion’s Night Out events had retailers serving up free booze and food. I downed a glass of champagne at Ferragamo and made a b-line to three pretty boys donning great denim ensembles.
Wilson, William and Bryan. Photo by Nikki Cho Russo
How adorable are these three?
(Left to Right)
Wilson: Vintage military inspired jacket, Levi’s jeans, Cole Haan shoes, Armani socks (he wanted to make sure I got that in).
William: Vintage JCPenny denim jacket, Levi’s jeans, Bess Boots (absolutely loved these studded boots).
Bryan: Costume National jacket, Marc Jacobs shirt, Etro bow-tie, Diesel jeans, Diesel boots .
Preppy chic! Photo by Nikki Cho Russo
And finally, this cutey, wearing Seven for All Mankind jeans, shirt, cardigan and blazer all by Club Monaco and artfully disheveled Converse sneakers . Preppy chic never looked so good!
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Bess Boots, Club Monaco, Cole Haan, Converse, Costume National, Diesel, Etro, Ferragamo, JC Penny, Levi's, Marc Jacobs, Seven For all Mankind
There??™s nothing more American than denim, and no better time to celebrate American than the 4th of July. Visit Chick Downtown today for their huge denim sale including Marc by Marc Jacobs, 7 For All Mankind, and J Brand Jeans.
And for a limited time, all Chick Downtown items are 30% off with the July 4th Blowout Sale, including sale items. [Editor’s Note: some exclusions apply.] If you love denim and America as much as we know you do, you won??™t miss out on this. Enter JULY4 at checkout.
— Saara Lankarani
Tags: 7 for All Mankind, J Brand Jeans, Marc Jacobs