Denim is cool, denim is classic, denim is democratic. It is also a permissive canvas for a wide range of creative interventions. While a good pair of jeans will always be a good pair of jeans, the famous serge de Nîmes continues to be reinvented, sometimes evolving in surprising ways. Every respected designer, from Martin Margiela to Karl Lagerfeld, from Hedi Slimane to Christophe Lemaire and Isabel Marant , had dealt at one point with denim. Moreover, we noticed lately an interesting revival in denim redesign. Whether we refer to the work of established designers like Raf Simons and Phillip Lim or newer talents like Faustine Steinmetz or Xiao Li, denim variations remain a prominent trend of the moment.
Xiao Li x Diesel capsule collection
Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby
Boys Do Not Dress For Girls, an editorial in i-D magazine Pre-Fall 2014/ photo: Daniel Jackson/ styling: Alastair McKimm/ models: Luca Schmitz, Reid Rohling, Marshall Brockley, Richie Cotterell, Jack De Normandie, Joel Meacock, Niclas Gillis, Nicola Wincenc, Ander Johnson, Maxwell Schlesinger and Joseph Mattone/ images via thefashionisto.com