The Top 5 Denim Trend for 2016

The top Denim Trend for 2016, start with The edition of Kingpins New York marked. The big trend for 2016 is the authentic vintage denim, 70’s, artisan repairs, Hand-darning, patched-up, Paint-spatter on denim and destruction details. Also, the trend is confirming from the runway show and Street Style of New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Week.

#1: The S/S 17 edition of Kingpins New York marked the beginning of something new for this particular instalment of the international boutique trade show as organisers react to attendee feedback.

Kingpins New York S/S 17

Kingpins New York S/S 17

Kingpins New York S/S 17

Kingpins New York S/S 17

Andrew Olah, Kingpins show founder, said: “We were hearing from a lot of our attendees that our old show dates for New York were too late; we are small and nimble, so we pivoted”.


#2: Authentic Vintage, with 1970s saturated blues Trend.



70’s runway confirmation of the trend: Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Chloé and Holly Fulton.


#3: Artisan repairs continue to be a great way to add one-of-a-kind character to denim and non-denim surfaces. Hand-darning, patched-up holes and indigo piecing continues with a commercial appeal for the denim market.

Milan, New York and Paris Fashion Week street style trend confirmation.


#4: Paint-spatter treatments take on a new digital form with photoreal prints, jacquard weaves and pixelated forms. Use dark indigo grounds as base for watered-down neon hits or metallic paint applications. Alternatively, apply layers of handpainted colour over bleached-out bases.

Rialto is not just a denim brand, but also a charitable art platform. Founded by Erin Feniger, the handpicked vintage denim is individually customised using layered paint applications in a myriad of colours, and the results are displayed in Erin’s colourful feed. Proceeds go towards art therapy programmes in Los Angeles and New York.


#5: Greg Lauren, SS16. Destruction details such as raw, unravelled hems and subtle needle-punching lend a grungy-yet-feminine update to white surfaces. Damaged surfaces revealing darker wefts are ideal for premium markets.

Greg Lauren, Spring Summer 2016. Photo by Mairanny Batista

Greg Lauren, Spring Summer 2016.
Photo by Mairanny Batista

London, Paris and New York Fashion Week street style trend confirmation.

1 Comment

  • Thursday February 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Denim on Denim. Always a favourite


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