“Jeans are like pasta … you can interpret them differently each time and play with the accessories … wear them with flip-flops if you want comfort, or heels if you want to look sexy. For the collection I thought about what would enhance women [and] about what I liked.”
—Naomi Campbell, who is about to launch a line of jeans for Fiorucci.
(To view this as high-quality video, go to YouTube to change the setting.)
For Fashion Rio 2009, Brazilian fashion house TNG interprets denim in bright, bleached out, layered, and three-dimensional sanded looks on the runway. Cuts are tapered and conjure unrelenting retro-80s looks. Are you into it?
Perhaps the denim looks harken back to the early years that TNG (stands for “Teenager”) was founded. Since its founding in 1984, S??o Paolo-based TNG has made its mark as a hot fashion commodity throughout Brazil. Top Brazilian models (e.g. Rodrigo Santoro) have graced themselves with TNG’s complete high-fashion line. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, the brand’s It Girl, continues to support the brand. Tailored to a young, hip consumer, TNG doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to jumping on the denim bandwagon. Frankly, jeans sell. Too bad they don’t seem to have stockists outside of Brazil yet, but I’m keeping my eye out.
One more thing, if you look closely at the video, I believe you’ll find Niki Taylor strutting her stuff.