It's denim but not as you know it


Faustine Steinmetz lead Created by hand over a week, Faustine Steinmetz’s artisanal rough-edged coat was a stand-out piece in a stand-out collection.


Denim pioneers Marques' Almeida continue to delight with this distinctive asymmetric jacket, featuring the label’s signature 'undone' aesthetic.

Denim Frock Coat, £1,595, Alexander McQueen.

A silhouette resonant with traditional associations in the most determinedly modern fabric of its time? It must be Alexander McQueen. Genius.

Oversized frayed denim shirt, £425, Chloé.

Chloe recut denim with a collection that drew spirit variously from vintage workwear,  1990s sportswear and 1970s bohemianism.

Sleeveless Denim Dress, £440, Marni.

It’s hard to quantify the precise beauty of Marni’s sleeveless maxi dress with those clean clean lines adn the contrast tan trimming at the straps.

Cotton Lace-Up Dress, £65, & Other Stories.

With its bib front and laces, this cotton dress by & Other Stories nails nautical.

Indigo Blue Denim Babydoll Dress, £175, Jena.Theo.

It’s almost sold out but I couldn’t resist including Jena.Theo’s geometric babydoll with its exaggerated volume and enormous removable pockets.

Denim jumpsuit, £363.34, 3 X 1.

There are jumpsuits and there are killer sharp, Bond girl jumpsuits - as evidenced here by this sleek all-in-one by cult US denim brand 3X1.

Costello wide-leg denim jumpsuit, £465, Rachel Comey.

Pinafore neckline, wide legs, dropped waist, cropped length: NY-based designer Rachel Comey captures prairie chic.

Leandra Denim Patchwork Bikini, £310, Lisa Marie Fernandez.

Not for the faint-hearted, Lisa Marie Fernandez’s ruffled, patchwork bikini nails the Resort 2016 season's off-shoulder trend and more besides.

Wrap denim top, £375, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons.

This impossibly versatile wrap top from Junya Watanabe Comme Des Garçons is a bonanza of defining detail, from the hip height leather straps to the frayed neckline.

Denim Frayed Cowl Top, £215, Charlie May.

Charlie May’s minimalist aesthetic comes with vaguely monk-ish overtones in her glorious frayed polo neck top.

Newsboy cap, £14.95, Jaxon and James.

Top it all off with this natty newsboy cap by Jaxon & James.

Bananita boyfriend jeans, £125, Maison Scotch.

Nothing tastes as over as skinny feels. Or whatever. Express your boredom with skintight jeans by donning Maison Scotch’s louche Banananita boyfriends.

Legion high-rise slim-leg jeans, £325, Rachel Comey.

Anyone who has a spare £325 should get themselves a pair of Rachel Comey's cult Legion jeans: cut from faded indigo denim, high-waisted, cropped-leg.

Denim tote, £130, MM6.

Marvellous MM6 can do no wrong. I give you this massively oversized, slouchy blue cotton and calf leather denim tote as evidence.

Denim high top sneakers, £92.42, Converse.

Why stop at double or triple? Go all-over with these 1990s throwback hi-tops from Converse.

Denim and suede espadrille wedges, £395, Chloe.

Chloé's espadrilles with bronze-toned buckles and distressed uppers scream hot Latino mama - or is that just me?