“Denimhead” – key denim trends

Eryn Behan

Eryn Behan

Jeans bristling with cool hardware and gems are among some of the key denim trends for autumn/winter, as Ginger Trend Consulting for Mudpie reports.

Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.

“Studs and Stones”, the number one trend for A/W10/11, is the most dominant trend in Paris, and has been interpreted across the board by high-end brands to mass market retailers. Cavalli creates a super sexy skinny jean with a decorative stud design along the side seam and has also created the “must have” studded skirts of the season.

Mudpie_Denim_1Balmain and Bllack Noir add the perfect amount of studs to their garments, creating the ultimate biker chic look. Heavily studded statement jackets are seen at Topshop, with our favourite being a fringed black suede bolero. Studs and stones also dominate the handbag and shoe categories, making this a trend that will be with us for some time.

For this season Motocross styling also returns with a vengeance, led by the most prestigious of them all, the Balmain Motocross Jean. This style is seen in solid, stripe and plaid, incorporating key motocross details such as reinforced knees, engineered seams and zip pockets. Pepe, Topshop, Morgan, Cavalli, Karen Millen, Et Vous, Fornarina and Miss Sixty all developed variations of the oh-so-popular motocross jean.

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