Walk into any department store or boutique, and you fill find an overwhelming presence of denim. There are the longtime favorites: Seven, Citizens, Joes, etc. But what about others? What is on the horizon in the highly competitive denim industry?
Bone People, exclusively designed by Topaz Kalmon, includes new, unique lines of premium jeans, T-shirts and accessories. The line is currently marketed in Germany, Japan, Portugal, Scandinavia, Spain and the US. Bone People shows a great mixture of today’s styles with those of the ’60s. They feature lots of embroidery using their logos of roses, skulls, snakes and cross-bones. The fit was surprising; although they looked as though they were cut small, the boot cut jean fit perfectly. The styling was comparable to high-end designer jeans whose price tags tends to be the national GDP of small countries. Pricing has not yet been announced, but expect to see them in the competitive zone with the Sevens of the world. Also, with a timely release in the US, they will be must-haves for the fashionista that wants something different in their denim. I have not yet seen the Bone People jeans here in the States, but they were showcased at trade shows all throughout the summer. So expect to see them hitting store shelves this fall. The styles for women include:
Jeans – Styles and silhouettes are: boot cut, slim, baggy and straight.
Jackets – Include appliqué, patches, studded images, cut-outs and raw edges.
Mini skirts – Embroidered pockets, decorative belt loops and raw edges.
Go to www.bonepeople.org to find out more info and. of course, look to Papierdoll.net to keep you posted on these hot new jeans.
After WWII, jeans evolved into rebel wear for teens. That rebel wear evolved yet again and became something for hippies to wear. Vintage Rebel mixes the old with the new and comes up with a winning combination of style and comfort. These jeans fit like a cashmere glove on a cold winter night. The look and feel is reminiscent of your favorite pair of jeans. You know the ones: the pair that has so many rips and scrapes, and the shape of your body form memorized? That is Vintage Rebel. There are a variety of washes, fits and styles to choose from. I tried one pair and they were a little long for me. I cuffed them and they looked even better, almost like a hipster/rocker style from the late 50’s or early 80’s. Like Bone People, Rebel has a fit and style for everyone, conforming to every size woman, making this a great line of jeans. Vintage Rebel really embraces the original American jean style.
Go to www.vintagerebel.com to find a listing of boutiques and department stores nationwide that carry Vintage Rebel.
Hip-huggers and low-rise not your style? Fighting off baby weight? Or just want a more conservative jean? Well, have we found a jean for you! This fall, the Tummy Tuck Jean by Not Your Daughter’s Jean, is the perfect pair that will hide whatever poundage you might have put on this summer. Now I admit, when I first saw these jeans I was a little standoffish, but once I tried them on I was won over. These jeans literally suck in EVERYTHING, making you look at least two sizes smaller. What you give up in size though, you also give up in style somewhat. These jeans are not high end designer-wear. They serve a purpose and they serve it well. The high waist gives a more conservative look, but still has all the leg openings of its trendy competition.
“Tummy Tuck Jean” is a collaboration of the father and daughter team of George Rudes and Lisa Rudes-Sandel. The jeans are 96% cotton, 4% spandex. Not only do they flatten your tummy, they contour your hips, and lift your buttocks. Who needs thousands of dollars to get surgery when you have a miracle jean? Even if you don’t need a tummy tuck, isn’t it nice to have a modest jean in a low-rise world?
Nordstrom and other specialty retailers carry this wonderful jean.