A pair of vintage Sergio Valente jeans. Mine weren't striped.
I haven’t thought of my first pair of jeans in a long time. I actually can remember them. They were a pair of Sergio Valente dark wash, rigid, girl’s jeans with its signature embroidery in the back pockets. The price tag was a hefty $30 for little girl’s designer jeans. It was during the height of the first wave of the designer jeans craze, with Calvin Klein, Jordache, Sassoon and Gloria Vanderbilt jeans in the mix. I fell in love with the Valente’s rich, dark indigo color. I think that was the beginning of my affair with denim.
– Kathy Ng Hassan