One of the most sublime synergies in an outfit is when different aesthetics and tastes collide: the casual and the rarefied, the utilitarian and the ostentatious, the attention seeking and the understated. One such styling trick for partywear this season – and something with a significant nod to the Noughties nostalgia that took over the autumn catwalks – is swathing denim, so synonymous with daytime, workwear-inspired style, with extravagantly sparkling embellishment, be it daring diamonds or rhinestones and crystals.
Crystals and denim, a dazzling partywear pairing
A host of brands has harnessed this twinkling touch, captivated by silhouettes that cascade with dazzling details. Miu Miu has trailed the distressed denim of jeans with sparkling stones, bringing a ballroom-worthy boldness to boyfriend-centric, androgynous shapes.
French maison Louis Vuitton paired a ballooning denim skirt with a vest gleaming with armour-like embellishment, a look from a voluminous, Space Age-nodding Resort 2021 collection, that revelled in what womenswear artistic creative director Nicolas Ghesquière described as ‘jubilance’.
At Italian denim specialist Jacob Cohen – a label synonymous with expert fabrications and innovative techniques that is successfully evolving its men's and womenswear offering – the brand’s sandblasted washed jeans were given an out-out worthy edge and hand sewn with crystals.
Another sure-fire way to pull off the relaxed-meets-razzle dazzle look? Pair your partywear denim, be it jeans, a jacket, a blazer or even a bra, with extravagant chandelier earrings, that have an outré power-dressing drama.
Place Vendôme jeweller Chaumet, Japanese maison Tasaki and Swiss house Piaget have precious punch, with designs that have geometric spiked volumes or naturalistic curves. Vintage specialist Susan Caplan also boasts a plethora of history-spanning creations. The London-based curator's crystal-gleaming styles are sourced from decades that span from the 1980s to the 2000s, and will turn heads wherever you go.
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