I love most things Chloe, but not all things Chloe. I generally leave an open mind about fashion, but I’m not too crazy about the latest denim looks from Chloe’s Spring/Summer 2010 Collection. The patchwork denim ensemble — not phrases we like to repeat here at Denim Therapy — seen at left, looks great on the model, err, the model makes the ensemble look great. Kudos goes to Erica Domesek for her D.I.Y effort. I am inspired to create my own runway-inspired looks now, if only to rid my mind from the images of hobos drying their laundry on clotheslines by the railroad tracks.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
The WhoWhatWear.com team??”as well as the fashion community at large??”is invariably obsessed with everything Hannah MacGibbon creates for Chloe. With collections that are sophisticated, cheeky, and tomboyish yet girly, it’s no wonder that this French label is always at the top of our list. This season, we were all about MacGibbon’s deftly designed neutral necessities, but there was one look in particular that had us all aflutter: the vintage-looking patchwork denim shirt and jeans that came sauntering down the S/S 10 runway. Maybe we’re just suffering from a bad case of eighties-redux fatigue, but there was something so refreshingly new, yet sweetly nostalgic, about this fashion-forward Texas Tuxedo denim duo, it was the natural pick for our next Do It Yourself story!
After the runaway success of our first D.I.Y. story, which focused on the divine Proenza Schouler S/S 10 collection, we knew that we had to bring this idea to our partner-in-craft: Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This! After all, the actual Chloe Patchwork Jeans ($565, 212.717.8220) and Two-Tone Shirt (which will be in stores shortly) are genius, but you can easily approximate the results with just a few simple “ingredients” and a little elbow grease… Click here to read more.