Denim styles from the past are back, but in a more refined avatar. Plus, street fashion rules.
According to Krishna Mukhi, fashion editor for Harpera��s Bazaar, most international brands, luxury or premium, are taking inspiration from street fashion when it comes to creating new styles of denim for SSa��16.
Back to the 90s: The street style of the 90s is back, and even luxury brands are drawing influences. This means a lot of acid washes, raw hems, and slouchy fits are back. Even the waistlines are higher, and pedal-pusher styles are back.
Embellished ideas: Embellishments will become quite an important part of denim, and these include prints, graphic-inspired designs, leather applique, sequins, crystals and so on.
Colour code: Apart from white, and silver, black is going to be prominent in the new season. Ita��s unlikely for this shade to be popular in summer, but given the street-style influence thata��s crept in, it makes sense.
The loose fit: The denim shirt is back, and with a twist. Earlier we saw it as a well-fitted garment, but this year ita��s come back as something slightly loose, perhaps tied at the waist and paired with hot pants, or worn over a slip dress.
Celebs who rock it
Mukhia��s list of celebrities who can really experiment with denim includes actors Kalki Koechlin, and Anushka Sharma, musician Monica Dogra, and Ranveer Singh. a�?I would also like to see what Sonam Kapoor can do with denim; I havena��t seen her experiment with it much,a�? Mukhi says.
Being brand conscious
Designer Pallavi Mohan has created beautiful silhouettes using lightweight fabrics and denim. Shea��s designed a skirt in soft organza with denim, and outfits in glass nylon and denim. Vero Moda is experimenting a lot with denim; theya��re creating denim with prints, different kinds of washes, experimenting with dyes, and fabrics. For men, Diesel is a good brand to go to.