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The Denim Edit: SS15

March 24, 2015

FashionSS15 | by Hannah Banks-Walker

There’s no doubt that jeans have long been regarded as the safety blanket of a wardrobe. Ubiquitous, a pair of true blues has become a global uniform, free from discrimination or, for most, risk. But for spring/summer, the catwalks were keen to shake things up, with designers redefining and re-imagining denim altogether. Jean jackets, shirts, tailored pieces; all were given a new lease of life thanks to a fresh and contemporary approach from the likes of Burberry, Prada, E.Tautz and Kenzo. It looked smarter, sharper and ultimately, more desirable. There’s only one fabric to line your rails with this season, and it’s never looked better.

Burberry’s boys stepped into spring in an array of lightweight, buttoned-up jackets largely worn as shirts, layered beneath suede safari jackets, classic trench coats and even velvet blazers. Kenzo, on the other hand, showed off denim trench coats and double breasted, boxy cover-ups, both realised with a raw finish and slightly deconstructed feel. One thing’s for sure; whether you opt for a longer-line, more tailored style or dare to pull-off the shacket, a denim jacket is a sound investment for spring.

Burberry SS15



Kenzo SS15

Look also to Simon Miller and Burberry’s Brit line for some of the best in lightweight jackets, while Nudie Denim has another double breasted option, finished in black denim.

burberry jacket
Burberry Brit, £295
simon miller shirt
Simon Miller, £310, Mr Porter
Nudie Denim, £185, ASOS

Jeans know no bounds for SS15. Whether distressed at Gucci or white-washed by Levi’s, there are no rules as to which style pervades. The most interesting developments come in the cut; E.Tautz’s wide leg field trousers are a highlight, while Levi’s super-straight cut sans turn-up feel excitingly new in their simplicity. Or, for the modern gentleman seen at Gucci, paint-splattered, lightly torn jeans were paired with oversized pinstripes, bare ankles and horsebit loafers. Take your pick.

Gucci SS15
Levi’s Made & Crafted SS15
E.Tautz, £230

Hannah Banks-Walker.