The eclecticism and diversity of denim was on full display at Milan Fashion Week as fashion show goers marched to their own beats.
Intricate embroideries and ’80s-inspired studding elevated jean jackets to personal fashion pieces. A jean jacket worn backwards was an unusual styling choice.
Jeans were amplified with cascades of denim fringe, side seams trimmed with studs and taping adorned with traditional Southwest-themed embroidery.
Overalls made an unexpected appearance. The traditional farm garb was updated with cropped hems and cutoff shorts. The workwear trend was repeated with double-denim looks like wide leg denim trousers and matching button-down shirts, and denim trench coats worn with jeans with a belted paper bag waist.
Athleisure’s influence was prevalent on the street. Jean jackets were decorated with sporty red stripes. Belts were adorned with Kappa logos. Laser printed logos repeated across jean jackets and high-waisted shorts. Co-branded pieces from Fendi’s collaboration with Fila also injected a luxury sport vibe.
A slew of “It” items like Off-White’s cropped tapestry jean jacket, Y/Project’s multi-pocketed long shorts and Calvin Klein Jeans’ denim jackets with photo-real prints of Americana landscapes made its way to fashion week. The denim pieces were mixed with other statement items, such as Fendi-printed boots and over-the-knee velvet boots by Roger Vivier.