Denim really is the one thing that never goes out of fashion and it’s something everyone should have in their wardrobe, be it a favourite pair of jeans or a well-cut jacket, it’s an essential.
This season patched-up denim -which is both part nostalgic and part artsy – has been given the runway treatment with brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Dior using it in unexpected ways. Christian Dior certainly makes a strong case for the significance of denim in evening wear, which was fused with 1980s references that felt almost like an homage to the era.
The collection offered patchwork denim that reimagined this classic fabric in designs that were inventive yet wearable.
Your patches don’t have to be denim on denim either. This season try mixing it up with swatches of tartan, plaid or gingham to channel another of the year’s biggest trends.
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We can expect to see a lot more patchwork, whether it’s as outerwear or proper trousers. The perfect entry-point is a blue patchwork jacket, a subtle way to embrace patchwork without slavishly following trends.
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