Get to Know a Designer Crafting Fall’s Most Feminine Denim

August 22, 2015 - fall Denim


Popular tender denim styles tend toward a masculine, with workwear-inspired jeans and trucker jackets heading a market. But that’s not so for New York–based engineer Caron Callahan, whose line of spacious separates includes some of a many scrupulous tender denim out there. Take her tie-waist, hip-length denim vest or her back-buttoning denim “sweatshirt” whose cropped figure and saturated sleeves intensify a woman’s waist—both pieces posh adequate for a cocktail celebration though laid-back adequate to chuck on for a weekend adventure. With knowledge operative during Steven Alan and Derek Lam, it’s no warn that a engineer crafts pieces that marry high-fashion elements with a classical vibe.

“My change ego, style-wise, is a stylish, prime Japanese male with layers and layers of sapphire string and denim—but I’m a lady and still like to be feminine,” Callahan tells us. “The denim pieces that we make are often a thoughtfulness of that awkward struggle.” Despite a personal dichotomy that informs them, Callahan’s denim pieces are truly basic products, a form of tack equipment that fast turn a heroes in a woman’s wardrobe. 

It seems women have taken note, too. Many of Callahan’s pieces sell out quickly, arch among them a Stewart Pant, a high-waisted, cropped, wide-leg jean that plays ideally into fashion’s stream mania with a shape. Inspired by a span of troops trousers Callahan wore to nearby threads, a character is updated to fit and agree a woman’s body. For a tip on how to character a go-to shape, take a designer’s advice: “I adore them cropped and paired with low boots like oxfords and sandals.” Find them online during The Dreslyn or Mille—just don’t be astounded if we have to supplement your name to a wait list.

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