Jean jacket weather is on its way. The versatile garment is a key item for days that begin chilly and end warm. And there are more options this year as denim enters a spring cycle full of color, vintage washes and ’90s-inspired bling.
Hallmarks of ’80s and ’90s denim—i.e. slouchy shoulders and cropped lengths—are back in force from brands like Agolde ‘Charli’ jacket in a light indigo wash. Alexander Wang introduces an elongated silhouette, while MM6 Maison Margiela updates a bleach jacket with sleeve slits.
Re/Done perfects the classic boyfriend jacket with an oversized Trucker. That lived-in look and feel is carried into black denim. Whiskering adds definition to Balenciaga’s washed black oversized jacket. And GRLFRND chops the hem off of its black vintage-inspired Trucker.
Sacai’s interpretation of deconstruction is a bomber-meets-Trucker jacket made with spliced nylon and denim. Raw, unfinished seams add a DIY vibe, while zippered pockets play into the utility trend.
With Y2K fashion sliding back into style, expect to find more crystals adorn denim. Christopher Kane adopts the trend early with a black jean jacket with diamante trim down the sleeves.
And color denim makes a strong play for spring closets, in both intense primary hues and pastel shades. White contrast stitching adds a visual pop to Helmut Lang’s red, retro jean jacket, while Simon Miller punctuates a tangerine Trucker with monochromatic hardware.