New York runway highlights

Stylesight’s denim team round up the highlights from last week’s runways in New York, picking top denim inspiration for SS11.

Alexander Wang’s virtually all-white collection looked refreshingly pure and clean compared to the dark, gothic looks from past seasons. Whites were, however, given a distinctly jeanswear feel with copper tape, and defaced and doodled pastel surfaces. Classic jeanswear and utility shapes were  updated with typical Wang modernity. Click here for full show.


G-Star focused on oversized bell-shaped silhouettes, bright mid-blue casts and scraped indigo surfaces to modernize SS11. Belted and paperbag waist details and dropped crotches were teamed with wide-cut but tapered leg shapes for a unique trouser silhouette. All-in ones, waisted jackets and high wasited pantaloons were key. Click here for full show


Suzanne Rae’s denim looks have a spartan, prim and almost Amish style to them. High waisted wide-cut pants, boxy chambray shirts and fitted granddad pull-overs in light baby indigo shades sit with vibrant block-color silk and chiffon pieces. The use of ecru and rope-tie details add to the modern-rustic look. Click here for full show.


Derek Lam channeled a retro-western feel for SS11, showcasing a collection of bright mid-blue shades in clean and smart silhouettes. High-waisted, wide-cut jeans, smart trenches and knee-length A-line skirts were key and lent a strong 70s vibe to the denim and denim-look wools and linens. Click here for full show


Jensen took inspiration from a favorite childhood book, Lisa’s Birthday for SS11. Playful Circle skirts and peplums in child-like color combinations took center stage, as well as layering quirky combinations of garments such as skirts over jeans. Bright mid-cast denim was yet again the shade of choice. Click here for full show

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