“I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes”
– said Yves Saint Laurent
On the catwalks, we have seen a total unconditional surrender to denim. It is not just a triumph of blue jeans, which now are flocking in wardrobes and more like those of cotton bales piled in the colour of the sky in the ‘500 in the port of Genoa (from which distortion arises precisely the word “jeans”, while the word “denim” comes from the name of the cloth produced in Nimes).
To have had a couture upgrading is the matter in which they are cut, suddenly treated as the most valuable, tissue sophisticated and expensive.
In its being a “classic”, denim, with its infinite shades ranging from blue to almost black baby, induces a sense of familiarity. Which it is perfectly in tune with the other mega-trend seasonal: the repechage of the seventies. A decade when denim was made by the master, causing – Let’s face it – even remarkable aesthetic accidents (this writer remembers with fear certain tuxedo man or some gipsy skirts into wedges).
Volpi Mood present for this FW16/17 some denim coats, embellished by furs and rich details, a perfect match between elegance and everyday style.