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Denim trends: patchwork, decorated, distressed

A striking, more “rebellious” approach in denim trends is the patchwork style, introduced in fashion by Chloé spring 2010 runway show (a pair of patched blue jeans teamed with a denim shirt) and made popular by Isabel Marant’s fall-winter 2011 collection with her denim mélange pieces. For spring 2013 Phillip Lim continues this trend 'with three wardrobe staples: the jeans, the shirt and the short summer dress. The smooth finishings make these denim pieces look more like color-block prints. Paris-based creative studio Surface to Air also hop on this trend with more subtle pastel hues.

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Denim trends: from bleached to indigo

Resort 2014 collections show a wide range of denim pieces; resort fashion season is known for displaying wearable clothes, but it’s still a surprise that this universal fabric is considered so hip. The trends of 2013: double denim looks, bleached denim, denim work shirts are still going strong. Designers use more and more softer fabrics with denim appearance: chambray, lyocell and even silk at Jason Wu.

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