Denim by night for the Autumn-Winter 22-23

The AW 22-23 season is showing an irrepressible urge to celebrate again and have fun. This desire, indeed this need to come together, can be felt across all segments. Instead of being restricted to a casual universe, denim will adopt festive codes next season and carve a place for itself the nocturnal world, for chic dinners and parties. Discreet or expressive, shine is weaving its way into denims: The show must go on!

Dark Attitude

A wave of mystery and sensuality washes over the collections for next winter. This festive atmosphere will renew with a rock attitude through denims that appear overdyed and ultra-dark. Like layers of dusky smoke drifting slowly into the night, pigments are worked in depth to give an inky finish.

To enhance this enigmatic atmosphere, accessories – rivets or labels – take on a perfectly matt black look and jeans are skinny, like a second skin, worn with vertiginous heels to sculpt slender legs ready to dance all night then blend into the streets in the early hours.

Flashy Accessories

Even if it means taking advantage of their seductive power, dark denims take on a slightly too-much or even bling-bling fashion style. Accessories are unashamedly brashy and underline the rock spirit of these dark dyes.Buttons and rivets are decorated with black diamanté and focus on accumulation whereas leather jacrons are peppered with copper or dark metal studs to enhance the very precise lines.  Metallic zips worked in lacquered black are ostentatiously positioned at the bottom of legs or on rear pockets to highlight these parts of the body.An inspiration with a nod to the 1920s that will illuminate chic cocktail parties.

Let's dance

Lyocell joins denim collections next winter. Worked in blends or 100% pure, it brings softness and fluidity to denim fabric. Materials exhibit their sensuality and delicately envelope the body. They are ideal for looser shapes: mid-length shirt dresses that are given a generously ample line and which are worn mostly unbuttoned to show some leg. Shirts boast subtly silky appearances and are roomy and boxy to maximise comfort.

Denims are also characterised by the return of elastane in blends, while going further in eco-responsibility. The elastane comes from recycled fibres or biopolymers and has the same elastic properties as standard elastane.Jeans follow the line of the body to perfection while allowing total freedom of movement. The effect is fluid and unrestricted, deliberate and sexy.

Subtle Shine

Shine makes jeans sparkle in AW 22-23. Fabrics are enhanced with Lurex® threads that provoke iridescent effects. A subtle gleam appears on skirts and dresses, coming to life with the slightest movement. Micro-sequins create gradient effects bringing to mind long starry nights.

For refined meals with friends, fashion jacquards create tone-on-tone floral or geometric patterns. We also think of discreet stripes that appear on dresses or suits in a simple design and can be seen under urban lighting to give off a refined elegance. In more dressy versions, jacquards are embellished with a diffuse gold, evoking neo-camouflages that are showcased against raw backgrounds and taken to the extreme with boldly demonstrative baroque motifs.

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