No matter the street style trend, denim always finds a home.
Denim’s adaptability was evident this month at Men’s Fashion Week in London, Milan and Paris, where denim both played a role as the classic evergreen and the outrageous fashion statement.
Warm weather allowed fashion week goers to reveal some skin, especially ankles. Dark rinse men’s jean shorts and denim mini-skirts smacked of summer. Chopped hems added an edgy look to men’s cropped kick flare jeans. Slouchy, worn-in jeans were worn loose and short with fisherman sandals, while cropped high-rise jeans—worn with an unbuttoned camp shirt and neckerchief—framed rugged heeled boots.
Straight leg jeans worn with colorful knits and classic white straight fit jeans brought a sense of nostalgia to fashion week, while others channeled James Dean with cuffed selvedge jeans and white tees.
Fashion week attendees also wore Versace-branded jean jackets, star-printed wide-leg jeans and hybrid jean skirts with subversive accessories like rave-inspired footwear and metal ring hardware. Young men wore slim-fitting jeans with black patchwork, pairing the bottoms with chunky sneakers, Dior handbags and neon hair color.
The utility trend picked up momentum as pocketed denim jumpsuits and vests and wide leg trousers with contrast stitching. The boldest look included deconstructed patchwork wide-leg jeans in Paris made with mash-up of fabrics including faux fur. The outfit was pulled together with an on-trend fisherman vest, graphic tee and white sneakers.