Madewell’s Head Designer Has a Few Ideas for Your Fashion Week Uniform

September 4, 2016 - fall Denim


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Madewell

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Madewell is a singular store that unequivocally does have something for everyone. The garments are stylish and good made, they’re affordable, and they ring with both “real women” and conform insiders. For some, it’s Madewell’s basis that keep them entrance back—where else can we find good T-shirts and sweaters underneath $100? Others are fans of a label’s catchy jewelry. But it goes though observant that Madewell is many dear for a denim. Their spare jeans put them on a map scarcely a decade ago, though Madewell has kept adult with fashion-forward denim trends, too. They’ve gotten their lady into high-rise skinnies (now their tip seller), cropped flares, patchwork beloved jeans, and all in between. For fall, that includes a span of super-wide-leg jeans (a product of their ongoing B Sides collaboration), star-spangled flares, and denim in lots of other forms, like a duster coupler and a true-blue denim dress. They’re equipment that will make it a lot easier to get dressed—and with New York Fashion Week around a corner, they’re your answer to a frenzied, 16-hour days ahead. Madewell engineer Joyce Lee gave us her tips on wearing her favorite tumble jeans so we demeanour good on a street, in a front row, and during a after-party, too.


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Madewell

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“When you’re going to Fashion Week or an critical event, we consider it’s critical to always only feel like yourself,” Lee says. “I always feel my best in denim on denim. we consider my favorite square in a whole collection is this denim duster. It was unequivocally a indicate of depart for us. I’m formulation to wear this whole demeanour all season—the dual plaid shirts, a jeans with a small bit of a flog during a ankle, and a duster,” she explains. “It’s a ideal outfit topper right now, and we consider it shows that we’ve unequivocally developed a denim and we can get so most some-more from us than only jeans.”

Maybe not any lady would wear that duster (although Gigi Hadid creates a good box for a demeanour here), though since Madewell has such a clever “core” collection, Lee has room to experiment. “There’s always direct for a 9-inch High Rise spare jean, so it gives us a event to play around with opposite leg shapes, rises, details, fabrics, and washes,” Lee says. “Our shopper has an ardour for trends and novelty, though we consider what creates all of a jeans fascinating is a fact that they’re gentle and duty via a day. You never feel like they’re worried or unflattering, since a group fits a denim so it unequivocally does demeanour good on everyone.”


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Madewell

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If your jeans drawer is already overstuffed, Lee is pulling sapphire dresses, jumpsuits, and jackets for fall, too. “I consider we’re kind of apropos famous as a denim dress destination,” she says. “And jumpsuits, too. They’re only easy one-piece outfits.” They lend themselves to a tangle of necklaces, platform clogs, or a silk scarf.

As for a blouses, T-shirts, and knits to wear with a jeans, Lee is convincing Madewell’s shoppers to try surprising colors like mustard yellow, terracotta, and fig—usually with a heathered, worn-in finish. Luckily, any tone goes with denim. “My favorite sweater for tumble is this chartreuse bouclé knit,” she says. In a Fall lookbook, she styled it with B Sides’s new reworked selected wide-leg jeans, that demeanour dramatically opposite than a culottes and flares we’ve been wearing. “I adore that these jeans were not wide-leg to start with, though we can see where we paneled in another square of selected denim to emanate that shape,” she explains. “They lay divided from your physique a little, that feels a lot newer than a unequivocally parsimonious ’70s flares. It’s good that any span is one of a kind, and we don’t have to wear them with heels.” That’s good news if you, like us, gave adult on wearing stilettos to Fashion Week a few years ago.


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Madewell

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Lee hinted that some-more “relaxed” silhouettes like that are in Madewell’s future, though cropped jeans aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. “Showing a small ankle is unequivocally flattering, since it’s a smallest partial of your leg, it creates a apparition of longer legs, and it spotlights your shoes,” she says. Personalization is still big, too, from Pintrill pins to tradition chain-stitching, monogramming, and festooned jackets by Fort Lonesome.

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