In 1969 a writer for American Fabrics magazine declared, “Denim is one of the world’s oldest fabrics, yet it remains eternally young”. The age-old fabric is one of the few in the fashion sphere that has established its own history… when books have been written and exhibitions curated its safe to say something should be taken seriously and in this case it’s the world’s most ubiquitous fabric. Whilst styles have changed and evolved, the fabric itself has been a constant across every decade…from the dark wash of the 50s to the birth of 1980s acid wash, to that Britney and Justin moment circa the oh so questionable noughties. Every season we see trend reports claiming that denim is ‘in’ but really it’s never been out. Deserters of fast, throwaway fashion, at WSd we believe in key, investment worthy pieces that will see you through season after season and denim is no different. Here’s our pick of must have pieces in store…
Finding the perfect denim shirt is like finding the perfect pair of jeans- all factors have to be considered from cut to wash and often this comes with an almighty headache. Well at WSd we think we’ve already debunked the myth that purchasing a new pair of jeans is a chore and now we’re moving onto the denim shirt. Happily our job has been made a heck of a lot easier thanks to Scotch & Soda and the crème de la crème of denim shirts. Featuring raw edges and distressed detailing this beauty is slightly oversized in fit with long sleeves and button fastenings, striking the perfect balance between casual and tailored. Trust us when we say this perfect denim shirt will become a key staple in your wardrobe thanks to its almighty power to be worked into just about any look.
Scotch & Soda continues to prove its merit in the denim department with the Supreme Indigo Bliss- your go to straight leg fit. These denims are crafted from premium Italian fabric in a vibrant blue indigo. The unfixed hem means they can be rolled up and teamed with summer sandals and casual kicks or worn down and teamed with your fave autumn boots.
Maz is our in-house denim devotee and can often be found totally rocking the look. She’s recently made a bee line for the MINKPINK tunic denim jacket, styling it with an all black roll neck and leather skirt combo to lift the look. This simple yet oh so hard working wardrobe essential is the epitome of transitional outerwear and is an easy ‘go to’ for those days when the weather can’t make up its mind. Offering a fresh spin on an old summer classic, the longer line cut takes this jacket into the realms of grownup sophistication. Oooh plus it’s in the sale…no brainer?!
Once you’ve welcomed Mos Mosh into your life there’s simply no going back. It’s extremely rare that a beautiful customer tries on a pair of these epic jeans and leaves them behind…its love at first sight and at first fit. The latest member of the Mos Mosh gang is The Naomi Shine Stitch, light blue denim numbers in a relaxed tapered fit. Embroidery, studs and sequins make these beauties feel extra special and more than worthy of those ‘jeans and a nice top’ nights. Sarah, leading lady and stylist extraordinaire, explains exactly why the Naomi should be in your life…”The Naomi Shine with its split 7/8 hem not only lengthens the leg but also gives a good bum! Coupled with the ultimate waist; mid rise at the front and high rise at the beck, they’re so very comfortable and they help hold everything in place”. Style al la our Maz and team with the Scotch & Soda studded collar blouse, Becksöndergaard ‘Bus’ bag, WSd Dalmatian print leather belt and Hudson Ernest suede boot.
I’ll leave you with the words of Yves Saint-Laurent to conclude this week’s blog…
“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity — all I hope for in my clothes.”