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:
1. Helmut Lang Denim Smoke Wash Grey Combo Jeans ($230) – buy it at Shopbop.
2. TOPSHOP Chain Seamed Skinny Jeans in Grey ($100) – buy it at TOPSHOP.
3. Acne Black Paneled Skinny Jean ($313) – buy it at My Wardrobe.
4. SUPERFINE Leather SWIRL Jeans ($460) – buy it at Ssense.
5. Selected Femme Paneled Denim Skinny Jeans ($118) – buy it at ASOS.
6. Woodford & Co Denim Jodhpurs ($278) – buy it at Shopbop.
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.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Acne, Helmut Lang, jean trends, jeans, Marc Jacobs, paneled denim, patchwork, Rick Owens, seaming
Rick Owens Dark Shadow Denim series is Mad Max gone minimalist. The architectural lines and poetic fine detailing sets off a sombre silhouette that envelopes you by surprise. This luxury denim is not for the faint hearted, as with any of Rick Owens other collections. Be prepared to captivate fellow denimphiles by storm with bold statement pieces that will overshadow your run of the mill J Brand or Seven for All Mankind. This is what I define as the Zen of denim.
Rick Owen Drkshdw Dark Detroit
Rick Owen Drkshdw Miniskirt
Rick Owen Drkshdw Dust Berlin
1) Rick Owens Drkshdw Black Detroit Jean, $438.00
2) Rick Owens Drkshdw Black Denim Zip Miniskirt, $492.00
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Talk about thinking out of the box! Rick Owens’ Spring 2010 menswear collection exhibited a bit of denim anarchy on the runway, mixing textile with leather. Although I am not a fan of patchwork denim and its evil offspring, the diamond-quilted denim patchwork that looks like argyle, Owens has successfully created some interesting looks that could have turned out disastrously; but, instead, the denim and leather are almost seamless together at times, blending — not patching — from light to dark denim, and then finally to leather. I am not convinced I like all his pieces, but he gets bravo points for going out on a limb.
View the Rick Owens Spring 2010 Collection here.
All images courtesy of MEN.STYLE.com.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
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Dree Hemingway, fashion's It Girl and "runway Twitterer." SOURCE: The New York Times.
Fashion’s latest It Girl, Dree Hemingway, caught my eye first with her interesting fringed sky-high black heels. As my mind processed her entire outfit further, it hit me that she’s sporting April 77 jeans! Yes, folks. Skinny jeans are still in. Very nice touch, young lady! Dubbed the “runway Twitterer” by Karin Nelson of The New York Times‘ Fashion & Style section, this girl is going places. Thank goodness for models who know how to dress themselves off the runway, not like some other It Girl models — I won’t name names — we’ve been seeing lately.
And thanks for the tip, Mariel Hemingway. If it wasn’t for my own Twitter addiction, I might not have seen this lovely shot!
SHOP THIS LOOK! APRIL 77 Joey Overdrive skinny raw jeans.
From New York Times:
DREE HEMINGWAY, model, actress, daughter of Mariel Hemingway.
WHAT I??™M WEARING NOW A Balenciaga leather jacket, a flannel shirt from the Gap, April 77 jeans, Alexander Wang shoes, a YSL ring.
STYLE CREDO I??™m a pants girl. I just feel more comfortable in them. Lately I??™ve being trying on a lot of pantsuits, like the black Calvin Klein one I wore to their show. The trousers have a shorter Audrey Hepburn length, which I love. Mainly I wear jeans and a T-shirt, with a crazy shoe ??” the bigger, the better. I tried on the most amazing ones at Gucci. They??™re huge platforms with straps that go around the ankle. Phenomenal. Having an accent piece is good. That??™s basically all I do.
ON MY WISH LIST A Rick Owens leather jacket and a Proenza Schouler PS1 bag in python.
— Kathy Ng Hassan (more…)
Tags: Alexander Wang, April 77, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Gap, Gucci, Proenza Schouler, Rick Owens, YSL