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Denim Gets the Designer Treatment for Spring

In the streets and on Tommy Ton’s pages in the latest issue of Style.com/Print, jeans are more dressed-down than ever—shredded, distressed, and faded to a fare-thee-well. But it was a different story on the Spring runways, where polished denim ruled. At his Louis Vuitton swan song, Marc Jacobs gave dungarees a couture twist with jet-beaded pockets. Olivier Rousteing upped the ante at Balmain, trussing soft, faded chambray with major metal chains. And Joseph Altuzarra sent out tailored pieces featuring indigo prints in the style of Japan’s elaborate “boro” patchworks. Dark-rinse denim was also in the spotlight at Acne Studios, Versace, and Derek Lam. Even the Valentino designers got in on the act, whipping up a ball skirt (actually, full-leg culottes) from the stuff.

Donatella Versace's slick denim jacket was ready to rock ’n’ roll.

Donatella Versace’s slick denim jacket

Altuzarra's patchwork-print indigo blazer.

Altuzarra’s patchwork-print indigo blazer

Wide-leg ruffled jeans from Valentino.

Wide-leg ruffled jeans from Valentino

A basic five-pocket pair embellished with jet beading, at Louis Vuitton.

Louis Vuitton

Derek Lam's polished dark-rinse dress.

Derek Lam’s polished dark-rinse dress

Olivier Rousteing gave chambray the deluxe treatment, at Balmain.

Balmain

Max Mara's matching marbleized kerchief, jacket, and pencil skirt.

Max Mara’s matching marbleized kerchief, jacket, and pencil skirt

Rachel Comey's baggy culottes.

Rachel Comey’s baggy culottes.

Emblazoned with the Hood by Air logo.

Emblazoned with the Hood by Air logo.

Frayed around the edges, on the Marques'Almeida runway.

Frayed around the edges, on the Marques’Almeida runway.

Osman's crisp denim overcoat.

Osman’s crisp denim overcoat.

Ter et Bantine's take on the trend.

Ter et Bantine’s take on the trend.

An indigo utility dress from Christopher Raeburn.

An indigo utility dress from Christopher Raeburn.

By Brittany Adams

Photo: Alessandro Garofalo / Indigitalimages.com

VIA style.com

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