Dangerously good denim
Ido a spread of new season denim about this time every year. Hand on heart – this year’s page is my favourite to date. There’s just so much good denim around this spring. When I had the samples on loan, I tried so many of them on that I managed to confuse myself about which piece was my favourite.
Eventually, I decided to buy the Sylvester (by Kate Sylvester) trousers (#2 on the right), they just belonged. Made from a more lightweight fabric than denim twill, and with some stretch, the pants are comfortable while being cute. Fit-wise, they are the slightly cropped cut that suits my height (about 5 foot 7) and are a high-waisted style that works with my (hourglass-y) shape.
The whole Sylvester range is particularly good this year, right down to an excellent mac and matching hat that I’ll run at a later date.
Kowtow’s denim earns a mention too, and would do on sheer hard graft. Like all its organic cotton fabrics, the dark denim is developed in-house.
It takes Kowtow about a year to design and develop each fabric and achieve the desired quality on weave, weight and colour finish. Add to that its hardware – the metal buttons and rivets are nickel-free and tested by global certification system Oeko-Tex for harmful substances.
I mention all this before I get to the most important point, which is that these designs are the best the brand has released in denim to date. I’d gladly call any one of these pieces my own.
You’ll note there’s not a single skinny jean or rip anywhere. I put my pairs to rest a long time ago now, and have finally managed to do so editorially as well.
1/ Ketz-ke Stitch hat, $49 2/ Sylvester chambray pants, $259 3/ Levi’s wide-leg jeans, $1704/ Ruby Harper skirt, $189 5/ Wynn Hamlyn denim skirt, $375 6/ Company Of Strangers Money bag, $690 7/ Vans Authentic sneakers, $100 8/ Jojo Ross Pop shorts, $295 9/ Katie Battersby Woodlander dress, $290 10/ Neuw Mia jacket, $210 11/ Kowtow Elda jacket, $32912/ Kowtow Panel dress, $279 13/ I Love Ugly men’s pants, $139 14/ Levi’s jacket, $190 5