Supported by accompanying campaigns, new fits, washes and sustainable materials star in men’s and women’s denim collections this fall.
German denim brand Closed released its Fall 2022 collection with a minimalist campaign photographed by Alexandra Nataf. The campaign follows the opening of Closed’s first U.S. store.
New styles in the Italian-made collection include the women’s deconstructed X-Press, the straight leg Briston and the Flared-X jean. Closed chose ’90s-inspired basics like women’s loafers with chunky outsoles, cashmere sweater vests and pleated trousers with an asymmetrical waistband to complement the denim pieces. For men, it introduced the workwear-inspired X-Works jean, the flared Roper and straight fit Oakland. Wool utility shirts, sweatshirts and crewneck sweaters in yellow add an optimistic vibe to the fall line.
Additionally, the majority of Closed’s jeans this season are part of the brand’s eco-denim line called A Better Blue. Organic and recycled cotton are key ingredients. Some designs are PETA-approved vegan styles. Closed’s A Better Blue garments are produced with sustainable materials, gentle dyeing methods and low-impact washing techniques.
Along with dropping a second upcycled capsule, Lucky Brand introduced a fall range nodding to its “raw and optimistic Americana style” and heritage, the Authentic Brands Group-owned label said. Women’s styles span low-rise skinny jeans, flare corduroy trousers and ’90s loose-fit jeans made with cotton and hemp. Men’s highlights include a sherpa-lined jean jacket, the 410 Straight Athletic jean with “advanced stretch” and grunge-inspired distressed cardigans.
For the campaign, Lucky said it drew influences from “everyday backdrops that feel real and relatable,” like the streets of Brooklyn and a laundromat, where the brand founders distressed their first styles in the ’90s.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles-based EB Denim leaned into its deconstruction roots with a fall line of statement jeans. New styles include jeans with chopped waists and split hems and a zip-up tube top made from discarded waistbands. Chains threaded through large grommets decorate the sides of its hip-revealing relaxed-fit jeans, while a frayed miniskirt calls back to Y2K style.
EB’s take on workwear reads cleaner and simpler. The wide-leg cargo pants feature a variety of zip and flap pockets and come in black, white, rust, rain and rinse washes.
This fall Canadian women’s wear brand Jag Jeans launched Forever Stretch jeans featuring more than 90 percent give flexing to the body changes that women naturally experience, while retaining their shape. The jeans are made with a technologically advanced fabric blend of 87 percent cotton, 5 percent recycled polyester, 4 percent elastane and 4 percent polyester. Forever Stretch styles come in six sizes to fit dress sizes 0-30.
DL1961’s newest fit is gender-neutral. The New York City brand’s Niyo jacket gives a modern utilitarian look with a relaxed fit for men and women. The zip-up jacket features tailored cuffs and hems and comes in a wax-coated, deep indigo hue.
The jacket is part of the brand’s Reform capsule for men. Made with Recover recycled cotton, Reform keys into the demand for durable, workwear-inspired denim. Cargo and patch pockets, utility loops and distressing are paired with clean rinses, worn-in washes, and comfortable twills offering year-round wear. Bottoms include the Theo relaxed tapered, Noah tapered straight and Glen wide leg. Tops span a utility vest, wax coated zip-up jacket, shacket and button-down shirt.
DL1961 showcases the collection in a campaign showcasing the “frenzied yet harmonic post-pandemic New York City.”
Paige’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection for men blurs the lines between comfort and function. Spanning cozy flannel button-down shirts, long-sleeve collared shirts, washed knit cardigans to slim-fitting bottoms in corduroy and gray denim, the collection of elevated essentials serves as the framework for a classic men’s wardrobe. Denim highlights include the Lenox slim fit and Scout jean jacket in vintage pine, while a bronze satin half-zip jacket and wine-colored leather jacket add a touch of edginess to the autumnal story.
A.P.C. presented its fall collection with a story that “showcases the holistic importance of friendship,” the French brand said. Instead of holding a physical runway show, the contemporary brand shot its seasonal look book with its friends’ children.
The collection offers classic, yet refined pieces including oxford shirts, argyle, striped and plaid knitwear, cheetah print outerwear and puffer coats. Key items for men include the Standard straight fit jean made with 100 percent cotton Japanese denim, the stonewashed Basile overshirt and the Petit New Standard—a fitted mid-rise unisex jean in light indigo. Women’s denim highlights include ’90s-style straight-leg jeans in ecru and bleached-out black denim.
Elevated grunge is the focus for AG this fall. The brand pairs faded dark indigo jeans with core pieces like white T-shirts and slim-fit turtleneck tops, and vintage-washed oversized jackets with distressed jeans. “With updated pairings, AG breathes a freshness into iconic styles and elevating the vintage grunge aesthetic,” it said.
The collection comes together in AG’s fall campaign starring models Taylor Hill and Evan Mock.
Turkish denim brand Mavi’s sustainable “All Blue” journey continues. Launched in 2020, All Blue encompasses four core values aimed at protecting the planet through efforts addressing climate change and ecosystem restoration, empowering people and inclusive business models, driving transformative change in communities, and delivering high-quality denim. Mavi wants to have All Blue products make up its entire denim collection by 2030.
This fall, Mavi builds on this mission with its first men’s and women’s pieces made with hemp. The fabric composition includes 80 percent cotton, 13 percent hemp, 6 percent recycled cotton and 1 percent elastane. Hemp styles for women include the Victoria, a ’70s-inspired wide-leg jean, and the Mellie jacket—a shrunken Trucker-style jacket. Men’s hemp items include the Jake slim-fit jeans and the new Loren Trucker jacket.
Levi’s WellThread collection for fall is home to plant-based indigo dyes and circular designs.
The brand teamed with Cone Denim to develop a custom organic cotton fabric dyed with natural indigo, resulting in the darkest natural indigo shade they’ve ever produced. The fabric features in the men’s Type III Trucker jacket, 551z and Stay Loose Taper jeans, and women’s Baggy Dad fit jeans and Type II-inspired Trucker jacket.
Other components used in the line, including the back patch, Red Tab, zipper tape, stitching, embroidery and care labels are all made from 100 percent cotton. This mono-material strategy means everything is designed to be recyclable.