Rockin’ That Cool Look
Wed, 2011-02-02 14:09 — admin
Inspired by New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, DKNY Jeans pays tribute to the rebels, the rockers and the many artistic personalities who have either stayed or partied in the hotel.
The label's latest feature an eclectic mix of style that's cool and casual. Fabrics and patterns merge in unexpected pairings - tweed marries denim, matte plays up to shine. Distressed florals cavort with mismatched stripes and violet ombre plaids.
Details count and make for interesting accents. For instance, d
econstructed seaming, ripped jersey and pasted-over poster images evoke a gritty downtown edge while exposed zippers run up the legs of super-skinny pants. Chunky hardware takes its cue from architectural metalwork which appear on mini dresses for added pizzazz. Denim gets creative, shifting from rust and copper washes to clay tints, slashed grey and hyper-vivid 80s blues.
Scratches, uneven dyes and wrinkled finishes keep the look perfectly imperfect. Dresses are studded, sequinned and graffiti'd, ready to rock under a shearling fur vest or shrunken denim bomber. Long cardigans and dip-dyed scarves get chic and cosy with harem sweatpants or boyfriend shorts and acid-washed leggings.
For smarter style, try pleated denim trousers, tapered and cuffed. A slim-pencil skirt is another option. Or, second-skin drainpipes perhaps? Wear any of these with a cavalry twill coat or a wool boucle poncho. Menswear follows suit with lots of layering and proportion play in the mix.
Masculine-inspired pieces are reversible and detachable, uniting function and form. Exposed zippers and heavy-duty trims lend a utilitarian feel while chains, rumpled hems and sprayed graphics put a hard-edged spin on these garments.
They include twill cargo pants, motorbike jackets, crinkled plaid shirts, cropped jackets, military crewnecks and old-school track pants. Even accessories such as bags and belts have multiple exterior zippers and dangling chains, giving that cool, city-style a rock-chic vibe.