It's rather unlikely that the fervent fashion love for Vetement's re-tooled jeans is going to fade out anytime soon, but since their styles hit the big time, and perhaps because the demand has been so high, we've noticed other options of a similar deconstructed/reconstructed spirit quietly but steadily gathering momentum. And who are we to deny you a full shopping spectrum of the best designer jeans?
So if you haven't found your one true denim love yet (or you just need an excuse for a jean-related refresh), the solution may well be snuggled among these styles and brands that are new to the scene. From Frame's ingenious Le Mix (a jagged-hemmed patchwork straight-leg style, upcycled from returned denim pieces and favoured by Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Joan Smalls) to a burgeoning French label called Y/Project (that is crafting the coolest, and perhaps most adventurous, wide-leg styles in the marketplace), this is a hotbed of tomorrow's denim must-haves.
Scroll down to see the coolest and best designer jeans that are now in town…
Blogger Jennifer Grace of The Native Fox is just one of the cool girls to have jumped aboard Off-White's baggy, patchworked denim trend. Founded by Kanye West's creative director Virgil Abloh, we predicted a few month's back that this label would be a big hit, so expect more of this skater-style silhouette to come, plus paint-dipped hems and exposed-zipper details.
Alongside Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, Fashion Me Now's Lucy Williams is also a diehard Re/Done fan and is often snapped in their high-waisted slim-fit reworked Levi's. But there's more to this brand: Culottes and wide-leg styles have been introduced, plus you can also get shorts, miniskirts, denim jackets and even a collaboration with Man Repeller's Leandra Medine—a high-waisted, ankle-swinging flare.
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Sure, you know Frame already, but it's their Le Mix jeans (patchworked together from returned denim off-cuts and recognisable by their uneven, choppy hemlines) that are really breaking the mould. Joan Smalls wore hers during Couture Fashion Week earlier this month, but be warned, they are limited edition and don't tend to hang around for long…
So Jennifer Grace is quite clearly ahead of the denim curve—she also has these double-layered jeans from the super-cool French brand Y/Project. Their ultra-baggy cuts have been popular, but look out for the flattering, waist-cinching high-waisted skinnies that also have a double waistband. Don't be afraid to buy the boys' versions either—this is a label who has that whole unisex thing nailed.
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B Sides is the latest repurposed denim label to catch our attention, and we're anticipating a boom any minute now. The New York–based line is currently stocked at LN-CC in the UK. We like the noticeably more laid-back fit (in comparison to Re/Done for example) and even the '90s styling idea of a keyring attached to the waistband…
Have you picked your favourite? Let us know in the comments box below and find out the shoe-to-jean ratios that work, according to an A-list stylist.