As denim has returned to the forefront of fashion, the most visible trend has been based around a literal tearing down and reconstructing (led by brands like Hood by Air, Vetements and Off White) of the skinny jean silhouette that’s had a choke hold on the category for the last decade or so.
In addition to off-kilter seams and dimensions, there’s been newness introduced through ripping and shredding, and also embroidered details as shown most prominently by Gucci.
Now that the fabric has been torn down to the ground, we’re seeing denim’s famous blue shade come under the lens of distortion in the form of pink jeans for spring 2017 shown by Marc Jacobs, and even before then, tie dyed jeans shown by Gucci for resort 2017.
While this trend is popping to the surface now, credit rightfully needs to be given to the handful of independents known for their talent for customizing tees, jackets and denim with patches, hand-painted images along with printed words and phrases, all of which has been embraced by the game’s most rock starrish rappers and models.
Artful designers include but are not limited to Warren Lotas, Stephen Cartolano aka Hiyaset and Pauly, who essentially use clothing and accessories as a moving canvas. To understand how not brand new this trend is, the pink Hiyaset jeans shown below were posted by the designer on his Instagram 83 weeks ago!
While we have yet to see any major female celebrity in pink denim, we expect we’ll see one of the top-tier models or entertainers in 5, 4, 3, 2……..