Fashion has taken a new laid back approach. The catwalk was sinking under a sea of denim; wether it be the bruised and battered, rustic and rugged look at Marques Almeida or the chic, tailored and precise styles at Balmain. Notably, MaxMara’s dreamy creation of tie-dye denim cut into a cocoon coat paired with a pencil skirt, of the exact material, for an elegant twist on the old western attire.

The relaxed new trend teaches us that there is so much more to denim than jeans. This spring I’ll be welcoming everything from the chambray shirt to a pair of slouchy dungarees into my wardrobe to reside as staples. This trend isn’t just reserved for the founding fathers of US denim- Swedish brand ACNE have created wearable pieces such as a sleek denim blazer in baby blue, large loosely cut, dark wash jackets. UK brand Mulberry has been quick to inject a sense of British style into the truly American material; creating the summery almost Victorian inspired ‘Edie’ dress whilst  oversized, modern denim tees at Stella McCartney, perfectly reflected her urban minimalist designs.

And so, to help you get the denim trend right this spring/summer, here is some inspiration:

balmain denim SS 14 mango

 

right to left : Balmain, Mango

TH DKNY

At F/W 2014