Marques Almeida during London Fashion Week showed its fall 2015 runway and while founded just three years ago, it’s already become one to watch because of its fresh approach to denim. Known for using stretch-free, untreated and unfinished denim, its pared down fabric approach enables it to build unusual silhouettes that feel eminently approachable even while flying in the face of whatever happens to be the denim silhouette of the moment.
For fall the overall feel is punkish and deconstructed, a feat the label accomplishes through asymmetrical pieced together fabrics that often leave knees, shins and calves exposed, a very different process from the traditional route of taking a whole pair of jeans and then distressing it with holes or rips.
The only drawback of the label’s denim offerings is that its tendency to over shadow the line’s other equally worthy pieces, which range from filmy see through pieces to brightly colored fur and medium weight knits, sometimes featuring tone on tone prints and like the denim, oh-so-casually draped as though guided by the hands of a band of cool kids. The result is daring, fresh and for all its hip edge, decidedly not nostalgic.