Denim’s universal appeal was on full display during fashion weeks in New York, London and Milan. And some of the best examples of denim fashion was seen on the streets.
Rigid, straight fit ’90s era jeans were a key component in the fashionista uniform. Women paired the nostalgic fit with winter white boots, or added opulent pointed-toe stilettos. Menswear-inspired outerwear and blazers were go-to toppers, making an androgynous, power statement.
Cropped and frayed jeans returned, often worn with mid-height boots to create a fluid look. Boxy jean jackets, cut-off jackets and slouchy Truckers with shearling collars were layered over logo sweatshirts, hoodies and basic turtle neck tops. Fashion show goers scrunched up distressed boyfriend jeans into sleek block heel boots.
The denim jumpsuit—from pleated front one-pieces and relaxed cinched waists, to fitted and belted ’70s overalls—made a big return. The one-pieces were layered over hi-neck tops and under teddybear style fur coats. Pops of yellow and green added a lively, comical feel to denim ensembles, while red plumes decorated the front of jeans.
Trendsetters made a case for bold country styling with wide brim hats, yoke shirting and embellished flare jeans, while others turned to Calvin Klein’s recent denim collection for a more subtle nod to Western fashion. Dark rinses and ecru coordinates and deep cuffs brought a unisex look to denim.
Meanwhile, head-to-toe logo prints delivered a streetwear vibe to women’s denim.