Double denim. I never thought I’d write this, but I think it is a huge thing.
Yesterday, I went to a festival and I have seen lots of double denim going on. One woman was dressed in a pale blue vintage Levi’s denim jacket with a simple white T-shirt over a pair of straight leg denim jeans in the same hue, while a couple of others were wearing darker denim shirts with boyfriend jeans and flat sandals or slides. They all looked great: cool, confident and chic. But it’s hard to think of an outfit with as much stigma attached to it as double denim. It was huge in the 90s, but since then the Canadian tuxedo has been pretty much a laughing stock, particularly after a particularly memorable quadruple denim style statement by Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music awards.
There was a blue mood all over the spring/summer 2015 runways, including some covetable cropped straight leg jeans and denim skirt and denim dresses at Gucci in Milan, smartly tailored indigo jackets at Burberry Prorsum in London and even a ruffled denim top and ballgown skirt at Veronique Branquinho in Paris. Even Levi Strauss has rebooted its classic Levi’s 501 jean with the new 501 CT style featuring a tapered leg and a slightly roomier waist.