I’ve maybe worn denim maybe … twice … in the last year. Call it denim overload. Call it denim backlash. I once lived in a CNN of denim — all denim, all the time. And I got sick of it. And denim was banished to the back of my closet.
But denim is back. And not in the same way. Denim jackets, denim vests, even denim on denim.
Now, I’m not gonna go rushing back to the 24-hour cycle of jean dressing. There are just too many alternatives out there to stick to one fabric or look all the time. But given my denim hiatus, I have to say, the material is looking kinda fresh once again.
Perfect timing for Allison Izu Song. The Japanese American (married to a Korean, hence the last name) has come out with the perfect denim line. (Check out our profile on her in our Fall 2010 issue.)
Sure, Allison Izu is made for the petite woman. (Song herself boasts a respectable 5-foot-2.) But at 5-foot-6 (and a devotee of heels no less than four inches), her “UK” zipped capri fits me pretty perfectly. Perfectly skinny, perfectly dark, with the coolest bold gold zipper, but with a secret stretchy panel for those of us who enjoy a good meal or two. Read: no muffin top.
Suddenly, denim is looking refreshingly new. Now if only I can get that denim-on-denim thing right.