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Paris Fashion Week Denim Report

Indigo was back in the spotlight at Paris Fashion Week

Wide-leg jeans were a canvas for designers like Gauchere, Dries Van Noten, Rokh, Balenciaga and more to showcase ’90s-inspired washes. Some were pure blue (Calvin Luo); others were washed down for a vintage effect (Seafarer).

Daniel Roseberry continued to weave his Texan roots into Schiaparelli, now with his first ready-to-wear collection for the fashion house. It included a cropped jean jacket and high-waisted jeans adorned with surrealist gold buttons and workwear-inspired pocketing. A dark indigo pleated skirt was paired with a matching button-down shirt. 

Dark washes added a dressy element to collections. Balmain leaned into dark washes by styling flare jeans with a puff-sleeved blouse. Nina Ricci, under the creative direction of Harris Reed, explored denim suiting with exaggerated shapes. Cecilie Bahnsen added a peplum to a dark Trucker jacket. 

Deconstructed denim was mixed into collections. Rokh redesigned jackets as one-shoulder, asymmetrical tops, and folded over the waistband of its wide-leg jeans. Stella McCartney pieced denim jackets, jeans and midi skirts with suiting. Calvin Luo styled a pleated denim skirt as a strapless top worn over relaxed-fit jeans. 

Designer Lutz Huelle toned down his usual approach to deconstructed denim with pieces that were slightly askew, like a jean skirt twisted sideways and jeans with uneven hems. Besides resin-coated jeans, Victoria Beckham presented a ruffled midi skirt with back pockets on the front. 

Destruction was cleaner as well, with designers like Calvin Luo, Niccolo Pasqualetti and Coperni keeping rips to just the knees of jeans.