Denim Gone Designer

Few may know the history of denim, so we’ll give you the CliffsNotes. Back in 1873, a man named Levi Strauss (sound familiar?) moved to America where he sold the durable fabric, which is actually named after a city of Genoa, Italy where cotton corduroy was called jean.

During the gold rush, Strauss was selling the fabric to make tents and wagon covers until a tailor named Jacob Davis came to purchase the durable cloth to make a pair of pants. Davis added grommets to his creation and realized he struck real gold. Together the two went into business to create what we know today as jeans.

Far from the days of horse drawn wagons, designers are still using the famed fabric and we’ve sought some of the latest ways to wear it this spring.

Marni Denium Skirt

Photo: Marni

Easy breezy is the key to surviving Spring’s rising temps and Marni’s medium-weight, flared skirt with slanted darts and asymmetrical raw hem will be your go-to piece of the season.  Marni, 3841 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400, (305) 722-7100

Pucci Denim Jeans

Photo: Pucci

One can never have too many jeans and this cropped, five-pocket, stone-washed pair with appliqued patches and sequins from Pucci will fit quite nicely into your existing collection. Pucci, 178 NE 39th Street, (305) 576-1830

MiuMiu Denim ShoesLous Vuitton Denim Shoes

Photo: Miu Miu (left); Louis Vuitton (right)

From Miu Miu’s Swarovski crystal embellished espadrilles to Louis Vuitton’s platform in varying dyes of denim, footwear is also getting cloaked in the cloth. Miu Miu, 190 NE 39th Street, (305) 341- 9342 and Louis Vuitton 140 NE 39th Street, (305) 573-1366

Denim ValentinoDenim Valentino

Photo: Valentino

Always iconic, yet ever evolving, Valentino’s Rockstud collection debuts denim this season with butterfly embroidery and available in a backpack, tote and cross body. Valentino, 140 NE 39th Street, (305) 639-8851