Revitalise your wardrobe this season with the new denim trends from NET-A-PORTER, beginning with the must-have silhouette of the straight-leg jean, the key denim washes-to-know, before mastering the head-to-toe denim trend through tailored and meticulous cuts.
THE STRAIGHT LEG JEAN
FW17’s must-have silhouette – the straight leg – returns in rigid denim for an ultra-cool look, with favourites including cult denim label OFF-WHITE, BALENCIAGA’s flattering faded jeans made from world-renowned Japanese denim and SAINT LAURENT’s subtle distressing on a classic high-rise fit – your go-to for an effortlessly vintage look.
Retail Fashion Director, Lisa Aiken, has noticed the NET-A-PORTER customer is paying attention to the power of the straight-leg: “At the moment, over 40% of sales on jeans are coming from straight-leg fits in rigid or rigid stretch fabrics. This has grown significantly as designers haven’t just offered high-rise fits.”
“A micro trend we believe will be important for the season ahead includes indigo denim. We are seeing super dark washes resonate following on from the impact of Raf Simons’ first collection for CALVIN KLEIN. THE ROW, PRADA and new brand this season KHAITE are all championing inky blue washes with contrast top-stitching”. Retail Fashion Director, Lisa Aiken.
LA favorite FRAME has also reimagined its ‘Le High’ style in a dark-blue ‘Griffith’ wash, exclusive to NET-A- PORTER.
It’s time to rethink white denim as everything from clean cuts to raw fraying make a modern statement. New to NET-A-PORTER, KHAITE and GOLDSIGN create effortlessly cool variations in low-slung, well-tailored fits, while SIMON MILLER’s sturdy denim jacket keeps the look fresh with a cropped silhouette and contrasting tan stitching. Also look to the distressed, uneven hems on MOTHER DENIM’s cropped flares which instantly toughen up the hue, and the slouchy boyfriend silhouette is sharpened with sturdier pure cotton on SAINT LAURENT’s white jeans.
A homage to the ’90s is seen this season as everyday pieces are reworked to become statements. New to NET-A-PORTER, LA-based brand TRE is conceptualized around interchangeable wardrobe staples. Master of grunge, ALEXANDER WANG’s oversized jacket is a nod to the era’s iconic ‘worn-in’ look – his distressed-hem version has gone through a number of processes for an authentic feel, including multiple washes and being sanded by hand.
Joining NET-A-PORTER for SS18 is GOLDSIGN who are inspired by the simplicity of ’90s fashion. The LA-based team focus on creating well-crafted, minimalist denim. Known for their low-slung, loose-fit denim with deep- scooped front pockets and relaxed, boxy denim jackets, the brand is the answer for everyday denim. GRLFND denim, also new to site, offers a straight cut with frayed slit hems, hitting the perfect length. Plus, one of our favorite brands from last season returns, taking all the best elements from vintage styles – RE/DONE’s jeans repurpose old pairs of Levi’s and rework them with modern appeal.
This season, refined silhouettes are the way to coordinate denim. JONATHAN SIMKHAI’s eye for strong silhouettes is clear in his denim jacket-and-jeans combination; we love how the voluminous sleeves and peplum waist add a ladylike twist to the matching wide-leg jeans. OFF WHITE offers an alternative with its cool-girl uniform of a cropped, boxy jacket that hits the waist of a asymmetric ruffled skirt.
Under-the-radar Korean brand We11 Done proves that light-washes can make a polished statement in its latest collection; the oversized drop shoulder jacket sits effortlessly over the high-waist, wide-cut pants for a pared- back yet put-together look.