Denim was the unofficial uniform of tastemakers attending London Fashion Week Men’s. While the fashion inside was an eclectic combination of decades and sportswear, the sartorial statements made outside came from two contrasting worlds: Italian-style swag and rebellious brit.
Model Richard Biedul perfected his effortless summer look with a light denim button-down shirt and coordinating wide leg trousers. White sneakers modernized the retro look. Fitted white jeans and distressed jean jackets epitomized classic European style.
Others favored more directional pieces. Denim jackets and jeans were embellished with floral patterns made from denim fringe and bleached-out stripes. Newspaper print turned pajama style tops and bottoms into socio-economic statements. Denim heads popped head-to-toe indigo with just a hint of unraveled white thread and traditional patchwork.
Studded mini-skirts—unzipped, of course—served as a modest cover-up for lace bodysuits. Hip chains hung from “inside-out” jeans and trousers irreverently paired with “Beavis and Butthead” T-shirts and tiny glasses. Deconstructed jeans were pieced back together with metal rings, cross appliques decorated button-fly Dad jeans and red injected a burst of ’90s-inspired color to denim.
And if there’s any question of the potency of Alexander Wang’s influence, kids accessorized skinny jeans and tees with bandanas like the Axl Rose-inspired headbands Wang presented last weekend in New York City.