For decades now, denim jeans have been a starting point for many
designers’ collections. The spring-summer 2022 season is no different –
it’ll offer an array of denim styles ranging from understated to
over-the-top. FashionUnited has narrowed down the five key trends to keep
an eye on.
Sleek cuts, extra-long hemlines and stiff fabrics are coming back into
our wardrobes. We’ve seen minimalistic designs return, nodding to classic
90s denim – the result is polished and elegant for a look that’s sharp and
put-together as seen at Louis Vuitton. It comes with a high rise and
slightly loose fit, making it a mainstay in next season’s collections.
Whether they come in a wide leg, cropped or bootcut style, patchwork
jeans are everywhere for spring-summer 2022. Coach presented a baggy
version with a denim vest while Fendace – Fendi and Versace’s collaboration
– showcased patchwork ensembles featuring all-over logos.
Embellished and embroidered
Designers often use denim as a practical first layer to build on their
creative process, and this season is no different. From delicate
embroideries to shiny embellishments, denim comes with unexpected trims.
Dolce & Gabbana presented distressed jeans and a matching jacket finished
with multicoloured stones.
Baggy and oversized
Comfort also comes as a go-to option for spring-summer 2022 – the baggy
jeans have been spotted on all catwalks, from Regina Pyo and Molly Goddard
to Peter Do and Balenciaga. The latter presented a loose-fitting,
distressed grey version detailed with raw hems.
With 2000s fashion taking over next season’s collections, it’s no
surprise denim is getting an update, too. Jeans are low-rise, bootcut and
come in mellow colours that range from light green to baby pink. Some are
even paired with an oversized belt, like Blumarine’s butterfly version.
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