The gowns were complex, the heels were high and the hair was big, but the unofficial runway outside Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris proved once again the transformative quality of denim.
Jean shorts—both cuffed and cut-off—were staple items for off-duty models. Jorts were paired with cropped wrap tops, slinky snake print tops and men’s star spangled button-down shirts. Shredded fishnets, oversized glasses and the requisite Gucci belt added a touch of edginess to the effortlessly cool look.
Timeless jean jackets, leather skirts and Western shirts were worn updated with modern twists like studs, fringe and satin fabrications. Others made a statement with head-to-toe denim decorated with designer logos.
High waist, straight leg jeans balanced bold tops. Fashion show goers paired the classic jeans with shell-like bras, tulle blouses with cascading manes of ruffles, delicate sheer tops with sweet Swiss dots and tanks with exaggerated bust lines.
And being that it was Haute Couture Fashion Week, attendees turned out in some wild looks, including a deconstructed Levi’s jumpsuit with tattoo-like sleeves and a form-fitting boiler suit paired with sky-high stiletto boots.
Meanwhile, others fully embraced street style with Off-White x Nike sneakers, wide-leg trousers with side splits and voluminous sweater/shirt hybrids.