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Las Vegas Trade Shows: Denim Trends

So we’re back from Las Vegas, jet-lagged but really inspired by the week’s shows: We walked the halls of Capsule, Liberty, Project, Magic and ENK searching out the latest denim looks…you name it, we covered it!

We came across a few new brands and exciting projects, all of which we’ll update you with over the next few days and weeks right here on the DDD. At the moment we’re working on the trended full report for the site, but we thought we’d give you a few teasers in the mean time, with our picks of the coolest trends.

Midnight Arizona

Following on from the diverse mix of indigenous and traveller-inspired embroideries we’ve be tracking for the last few seasons, this new, West-Coast desert story really captured our eye. Playing with Navajo artworks and blanket inspired prints, the trend has been reinvented in a wintery palette with Native American Indian detailing and a cosy, Winter-Desert feeling. Images above from PRPS, Buckaroo, Maison Scotch and Colcci.

Needle-Punched

The combination of denim and wool has been a recurring theme for the past couple of winters and this season brands get creative with the concept. Although modern fabric-blocking was still going strong, a newer adaptation plays with the idea of needle-punching or fusing wool within the denim garment. G-Star Raw created a fantastic piece using a modern graphic repeat, whilst Chip Foster plays with Kapital-esque techniques.

Neo-Quilt

Taking quilting into the new season cemented a trend we’ve been tracking in our Denim Outlook series on Stylesight. Using hand-rendered, Sashiko stitches, decorative artworks and statement panels, the humble quilted surface is given a fresh makeover. Images above from Dittos, Prospective Flow and Sold Design Lab.

All in all, Vegas was alive with inspiration and novelty for the F/W 14 season, we’re having a great time trending our monster report so subscribers should stay tuned for that  hitting the site by the end of this week.

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