RETHINKING DOUBLE DENIM

As a self-confessed denim addict, I wear a lot of the blue stuff, but it has been a long, long time since the idea of doubling up seemed like a good one.

Can you believe that it was over 15 years ago that Justin and Britney stepped out on to the red carpet in their denim extravaganza? And yet it is still etched into my memory, but I am not the type to let an early-noughties faux-pas get in the way of trialling a resurging trend. Rewinding to more recent memory and Raf Simons debut for Calvin Klein a few months ago during New York fashion week; amongst the line-up of refreshingly real-life wardrobing came a head-to-toe indigo denim ensemble. A few days later and I spotted the ever stylish Christine Centenera in Balenciaga’s swing denim jacket and vintage jeans. Finally in Paris, in the Off-White showroom model-after-model came out in variations on a cropped denim jacket and reworked vintage Levi’s.

So here we are, and double denim has become a stealth trend that suddenly looks really right. While the looks noted above have all been tonal shades, that seems like a little too much of a commitment to me, so not only did I mix light and dark denim, I also opted for a logo tee to break up the look.