True to the city’s punk roots, denim heads deconstructed motifs born on Savile Row. Denim jeans were mixed with traditional tartan and subversive safety pins. Menswear items like pinstripe trousers were trimmed with a denim waistband.
Edgier looks spanned bra tops worn with oversized jean jackets, to bleached out denim mini-skirts and jeans with O-ring chains.
Attention was given to belts. Leather belts with Western hardware added shape to denim jumpsuits. Fanny packs played double duty as both a bag and belt. And denim belts cinched kimono-style jackets, slit skirts with a paper bag waist and ’70s style safari jean jackets.
Flare jeans, jackets with leisure suit lapels and long-sleeve, body skimming denim dresses carried on the ’70s theme.
Railroad stripes, abstract stripes, checkerboard prints and sequin gowns worn over denim were among the more colorful looks. Color denim also made a mark, particularly in shocking shades of red.
Relaxed boyfriend jeans in retro washes—cuffed or frayed—and high-waisted straight cut jeans were matched with a uniform of billowy blouses, classic “court” shoes in a pop color and handbags with personality.