My Sorta Denim

>> My time in New York was brief but packed because apparently fashion folk over there cram in as many events and press days into the working week, that leaves slow plodding London me panting.  Or it could have been that week in particular.  I dropped by J Brand and Christopher Kane's launch just to yelp at Christopher and say "I'M NEEEEEEON TILL I DIEEEEEEE!" and affirm my allegiance to a set of colours that most people think should belong to highlighter pens and nothing else.  I also got into a convo with J. Brand's CEO Jeff Rudes (not rude at all in fact…) about their Californian factories, their upcoming ready to wear lines and the fact that this collaboration isn't a one off and that Kane will be introducing denim as a stable offering in his collection with the help and expertise of J Brand.  

All good things to know but for now, as part of Kane's rainbow-tastic resort collection, this J Brand collaboration comes in three bright neon shades almost as if the denim has been blasted with spray cans.  There's a slightly chalky effect on the denim that has probably come from the aftershock of dyeing denim in these ultrabright colours.  I have nothing against the flares other than I think I'd wind up wrecking them like I did with my corduroy super flares aged 16 as they got ravaged by puddles and ended up fraying like crazy.  Perhaps that's the whole point.  The whole collab are available on Net-a-Porter now but colette and Barney's also have dibs on them too.    

A safer bet for me are the cycling shorts and the denim jackets which just also happens to slot right into the outfit gameplan for my Six London shoes.  No, I'm not pushing them to gen pub, seeing as the general consensus is that they're "Ugly as hell!".  However, I am allowed to revel in the fact that I'm MIGHTY happy with them as shoes that can match up with random artefacts such as neon denim, pink fun fur, lime sun ray pleats… you know…. the sort of stuff that would be lying around in my wardrobe.  Emphasis on the first person there.  Anyhow, I'll be playing around a bit with the shoes this weekend to explore all options.  For now, I have to sit on my hands to stop myself from taking a Sharpie highlighter and scribbling all over the back of all of this deliciously neon denim canvas… 






(J Brand x Christopher Kane denim jacket and cycling shorts, Topshop dress, vintage top, SIXLondon shoes)

25 Replies to “My Sorta Denim”

  1. It’s so funny, cause I have two exactly same jackets from GAP that my father bought me 10 years ago and I barely used them and now maybe there’s here a chance for them to get out of the closet 😉

  2. Awesome style! I think it suits you well, I also love neon pop colors lately, especially when mixed with pale or muted colors. For example, a long sheer antique skirt/dress (like this topshop one), but with a neon solid strap (almost duct-tape like) over the sheer piece.
    ..Sorry, just getting inspiration from this post! I am also gathering once again an early 00’s vibe, which I think is totally okay when it is mixed in such a cool way with elements from other eras. So cool!

  3. I was in Paris 1er vision show and Neon pop color were everywhere on the italian fabric like on of my favorite Taiana 😉
    so it’s on trend !!!

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