Thursday, January 28, 2010

Recession Dressing - Designer Denim

Can someone please explain to me this whole designer denim trend?

It's not just the gorgeous Jessica Biel modeling designer denim by Ralph Lauren on the front cover of Vogue.
She models depression era worthy Ralph Lauren denim patchwork overalls in the feature article.
We are seeing more denim patchwork clothes on the runway with a distinct lowbrow look.

On the high end we've got Dolce & Gabbana denim handbags at Neiman Marcus for $1295

Is this some kind nostalgia for the great depression or some kind of 1970's recession based style signifying that we are ready to go to work?
What's your theory?
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7 comments:

SR@MyStyle said...

I love denim, but certain pieces I wouldn't try, like dungarees, patchwork denim, embellished denim. The simpler the better!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

I can't bear the thought of Denim Dungarees coming back into fashion but I do love that bag!

Deja Pseu said...

I loves me some denim, but not in those incarnations! Give me a pair of well-fitting denim jeans any day, but not so much the gewgaws, the patchwork, the denim blazers...it's a bad 70's flashback.

Sher said...

I think it's funny how a fashion no no has turned up in so many fashion magazines. Suddenly it's a yes...

The Townhouselady said...

Ick- no.

Belle de Ville said...

Hey, I love great denim jeans, dark blue in the winter and white in the summer...but entire denim outfits, overalls, denim purses, are a definite NO!

Karen Karlsen said...

Oh man, you KNOW I hate patchwork anything!

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