We’re guessing that in the next two weeks or so, those heavenly floaty summer dresses will start looking a little too carefree. Starting September, regardless of the weather, we tend to shed our summer look and put on something more appropriate for ‘get-back-to-real-life’ mode.
Enter denim, that trustworthy alternative that you can dress up or down. We’ve been pining over these 10 denim brands. Check them out, a couple are bound to pique your interest and give your transitional wardrobe a fresh coat of paint.
E.L.V. is an acronym for East London Vintage; whereas ‘East London’ stands for creativity, and ‘Vintage’ evokes sustainable responsibility. E.L.V. Denim take stocks of old discarded denim and transforms them into modern, sophisticated and even ‘made to measure’ jeans.
This denim brand is all about attitude. Whether it’s the disco era you are after or a bit of the Wild Wild West, Eve is the brand to take your fashion sense to a new authentic high.How better to do this than to focus not just on the cuts but the washes as well. From raw to totally distressed, their selection is wide.. Not only do they specialize in denim pants but shirts, skirts and dungarees also.
New York-based R13 is adored for its shredded skinny jeans, leather jackets and perfectly cut jersey basics. The label’s rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic is inspired by the iconic Gadsden flag which boasted the motto’ “Don’t Tread On Me” – a statement reflective of the brand’s rebellious attitude.
RE/DONE is a movement – a movement to restore individuality to the luxury fashion space, a movement to keep heritage brands relevant, and a movement to create sustainable fashion. RE/DONE jeans are a celebration of the Levi’s jean’s past and a continuation of the jean’s individual story. They take the vintage denim apart at the seams, repurposing it as the fabric of our new jeans.
Totême isn’t just a denim brand, it is carries the perfectly Parisian wardrobe basics. Founded by the original blogger, Swede Elin Kling, there is a certain sophistication to this brand, without too much fanfare. Definitely one of our favorites.
Based in downtown Los Angeles, AGOLDE is a premium denim label dedicated to highlighting youth culture throughout the decades. Instead of simply replicating your favorite styles from the past, they set out to recreate them with a contemporary approach in mind. The styles may emit an irreverent attitude, but they’re serious when it comes to quality, using only the most innovative fabrics sourced from around the world and facilitate all product development to create denim of the highest caliber.
Born in 1999 in Melbourne, Australia, Nobody Denim has long been celebrated for making women feel more confident in their world and in themselves. Designed from the details up, they believe style is as much about the attitude as it is about the purpose – constantly refining and defining.
While their foundations lie in premium denim, today, their approach to design mixes understated ease with confident femininity to create a uniform of quality staples that bridge fashion looks with contemporary street style and its relationship to daily life.
The story of B Sides begins with longtime friends and fashion industry veterans Claire Lampert and Stacy Daily, who began collecting antique denim as founders of the curated-vintage boutique Where I Was From. Their obsession has taken them from silver mines and log cabins in Colorado, where they work with a local cowboy who specializes in unearthing rare specimens, to industrial rag houses, where they pick through massive palettes of old garments in search of that perfectly imperfect pair. Their collection begat B Sides’s vintage patchworked styles—graphic jeans that spliced different washes and colors together long before the current craze for reworked denim.
On a never-ending search for jeans that look cool and fit just right? Then you’ll love LA-based label GRLFRND. Each style is named after an icon, including the ‘Joan’, ‘Cindy’ and ‘Kendall’ – and the more you wear them, the better they get. Pernille Teisbaek, Patricia Manfield and Gigi Hadid are fans.
For those on the look out for designer denim, look no further than Khaite. The brand, best known for its fine tailoring gives you the same attention to detail, but in denim. You won’t be disappointed.