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Runway Alert: Denim Remix

There’s something about denim that serves as an invitation for designers to deconstruct and destroy.

Patchwork, two-tone denim and hybrid silhouettes look tame compared to the Spring ’19 styles designers presented on the runway, including their new fondness for extra appendages, denim chaps and nonsensical layering.

Martine Rose tapped into nostalgic styling with patchwork jeans and Trucker jackets. The ensembles mimicked elements of ’80s track suits with elasticized hems, nylon ripstop and quilted sleeves. The eclectic pieces were paired with logo tees, deconstructed cycling tops and translucent outerwear.

Monse took a similar approach by splicing traditional jean jackets with nautical stripes. MSGM took to stripes as well, layering dark wash striped denim over light wash.

Y/Project’s denim chaps were given a streetwear edge with acid wash legs. Dolce & Gabbana mixed washes for its range of patchwork men’s jeans.

American label Proenza Schouler dove into denim head first with acid washes, oversized silhouettes and unexpected layering. Skirts swished over wide leg pants, while cropped jackets were layered over extra-long shirt. Asymmetrical waistbands and button-down shirts with clashing washes added to the collections surprising eccentricity.

Facetasm played with zips, turning jackets into sleeveless capes. Meanwhile, Sacai deconstructed traditional Prince of Wales check suiting with unfinished denim and seams.