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Brief Published: 31 Oct 2012

S/S 2013 Micro Trend: Dressed-Up Denim


Shirking its casual connotations for Spring/Summer 2013, denim has had a contemporary revival for the new season.

Designers including Miu Miu, Balmain and Trussardi have used darker, indigo shades of denim to create modern, sharp looks. The fabric has been executed in grown up shapes such as tailoring, pencil skirts and draped coats for an unexpected aesthetic that challenges denim’s traditional laidback connotations.

At Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada was inspired by this idea of turning fabric stereotypes on their heads and lined her denim with duchesse satin – relegating a couture fabric to the inside of the garment. By avoiding thickly stitched seams and opting for matte, grain-free finishes, denim successfully transcends into a rich, grown-up fabrication. 

See Stylus’ S/S 2013 Seasonal Overview for an extensive analysis of the entire season.