Those perfectly worn in jeans you have in the back of your closet will never go out of style. Whether you are waiting to lose those extra pounds or if you just forgot you have them, they will always be waiting for you to put them on and zip them up. Denim has had a huge influence on the American culture for years.
Denim jeans were invented by Jacob W. Davis in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co (you know, the epitome Red label) in 1871. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, Davis had the idea to sell them at his dry-goods store. With help from Levi Strauss, the jeans were reinforced at stress points with brass rivets for those hard working gentlemen.
Today we see denim everywhere. This season denim is back, but not where you'd expect it to be. While denim jeans will always be a staple, this year denim is all over! Handbags, shoes, tops, and dresses have indigo hues and the worn in feel. Stella McCartney has a denim line along with her main brand and in Resort 2016 the two brands crossed over each other and had her staple Falabella bag made out of denim. Adding a punch of color with embroidered flowers, McCartney knows how to work denim into every outfit.
Chloe and See by Chloe each has a denim wedge to showcase the different uses of the indigo fabric. Adding fringe, suede, and hemp mixes genres to feel more 70's with a new age twist. Stella, again, makes an appearance with espadrilles. The must have shoe for spring and summer made out of the must have fabric for the year...I'd say that's a win-win.
While denim is notorious for being pants, dresses, tops, and skirts are popping up in designers' collections this Spring. The jean fabric has history back to 17th century Genoa, Italy. The name jean comes from Genoa and while worn by the working class, now it's worn by anyone who wants the relaxed, easy vibe. Phillip Lim paired denim outfits with denim bags, Sea used bleach to add pattern to dresses and skirts, while Derek Lam kept the jean color and texture without the stiffness. Whether you wear it on your feet, across your shoulder, or as the basic pant, denim is an easy bet for this season and those to come.