BLUE JEAN BA BY

Denim is back on trend and hot­ter than ever. By Cai Mei Khoo.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Style Bazaar -

Bot­tega Veneta Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

There’s pos­si­bly no other ma­te­rial that has with­stood both the test of time and fash­ion cy­cles, as denim. From Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe to Bey­oncé, denim has been rein­ter­preted in var­i­ous guises that have ei­ther de­fined a fash­ion mo­ment (think James Dean in Rebel With­out A Cause) or an era (high-waisted flares bring back Sev­en­ties nos­tal­gia).

With the denim mar­ket re­port­edly worth close to RM300 bil­lion, it’s no won­der many of the Spring/Sum­mer ’ 15 run­ways were awash with the hum­ble fab­ric in myr­iad styles and sil­hou­ettes.

In New York, there was a Sum­mer of Love-tinged patch­work denim at Tommy Hil­figer. Michael Kors sent out dark denim pieces tai­lored to an away-from-the-body sil­hou­ette. Things took a more sculp­tural turn at Burberry Pror­sum in Lon­don, where Christo­pher Bai­ley sent out denim jack­ets that were fit­ted at the waist, jux­ta­posed against luxe ma­te­ri­als such as os­trich feath­ers and large pail­lettes – a new way of work­ing the high-low style of dress­ing.

On the op­po­site end of the spec­trum is Mar­ques’Almeida with its brand of dis­tressed denim, which it has been pro­duc­ing ever since de­sign­ers Marta Mar­ques and Paulo Almeida launched their la­bel in 2011. This sea­son, the brand showed dark-indigo denim with raw, frayed edges, em­bel­lished with large crys­tals and paired with sheer chif­fon pieces.

Tommy Hil­figer Spring/ Sum­mer ’15

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