Denim On The Runway: Rachel Comey, Diesel Black Gold & More

Every season, I look forward to seeing what kind of innovation and sometimes, insanity, will hit the runways in the form of denim. It’s such a basic and ingrained part of our everyday wardrobes that a designer would hardly benefit from sending a pair of simple dark denim skinny jeans down the catwalk. Thus, we get exaggerated cuts, crazy details and unique layering.

For example, see Rachel Comey‘s Fall 2013 denim above. Using very washed out denim, she shows a slouchy trouser jean, a denim shirt under a leather blazer, a denim dress with interesting angles and seamed cropped denim.

Diesel Black Gold was all about sexy, fitted dark denim with hard-core but glittering details. Notice the shiny studs that cover a denim jacket and skirt, as well as lace patchwork on long, lean dark jeans.

On the other side of the coin, the denim from Timo Weiland’s collection is much more wearable. Chambray takes the form of a slightly western-inspired shirt and slouchy shorts.

Now here’s something kind of kooky. I love, love 3.1 Phillip Lim about 95 percent of the time. These denim looks? Not so much. The patches, as the reporter put it, feel glib.

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  1. February 15, 2013 / 6:29 am

    Some great designs here and so pleased denim is still a fashion fave! absolutely adore Diesel’s Black Gold dark denim look! So stylish! Phillip Lim is kinda different! Not sure like you on whether it’s the real deal or not!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Zoe xxx

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