Denim, as many of you already know, is one of the most iconic fabrics of all time, timeless and with incredible appeal. Born in the 19th century, denim has spanned many different eras and cultures, becoming a true symbol of rebellion that over the decades has attracted many fashion houses that have chosen and interpreted it in many variations in their collections. In this article, we will explore the history of this fabric, from its origin to the present day, trying to determine which models are trending at the moment and especially those most in vogue for Spring/Summer 2023.
Initially used as a work fabric, denim is renowned for its ability to withstand a variety of conditions, including the most extreme. Between the 1950s and 1960s, denim mainly became a symbol of youth rebellion, thanks to the influence of American culture and Hollywood cinema. Later, denim was adopted by the hippie movement as a symbol of freedom and protest against social conventions. But it was not until the 1970s and 1980s that denim began to spread widely throughout the world, becoming the mainstream garment we know today.
Even today, this timeless fabric is the absolute star of the fashion runways and a must-have for every wardrobe, especially for the Spring/Summer 2023 collections. From Etro to Diesel, via Ami Paris and Bottega Veneta, there are many new proposals we cannot do without this season. Among the most popular choices of recent times are oversized denim, decorated denim embellished with unique details such as embroidery, beading, sequins and patchwork. Among the most beloved of the moment are definitely sustainable denim and custom made denim. The former, in particular, is a popular option for ethical and sustainable clothing-conscious consumers, as it has a reduced environmental impact.
But beware, denim is not just clothing. This fabric is also increasingly used for accessories, such as bags, shoes and belts. Again, the trend is to play on volumes and soft lines to create a casual yet fashionable look.
DIRECTLY FROM THE LATEST SPRING/SUMMER 2023 FASHION SHOWS, HERE IS HOW THE FASHION SYSTEM INTERPRETS THE DENIM TREND
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