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Runway Denim Inspiration: James Long

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A big favorite of Stylesight’s Denim team, James Long is always an inspiration for denim surface, pattern and print. Last season he wowed us with metallic camo prints, tapping into the military trend before anyone had even heard of the Houlihan pant.
This season, Long was inspired by the desolate, tumbleweed landscapes in the films Midnight Cowboy and My Own Private Idaho. Swirling, marbled oil prints, prairie-style patchwork and space-dyed yarns created a psychedelic, ethereal contrast to traditional jeanswear silhouettes. A strong 70s hippie undercurrent was also key, with cropped flares, beads and tie-dye shirts completing the look.

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