Uncommon Denim: It’s a Denim, Denim World

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I love the new generation of denim, updated with high-tech treatments to give good old cotton denim a serious facelift. The fabric Levi Strauss pioneered for gold diggers (the kind that actually dug for gold in the ground, not the cleavage-baring, skin-tight jeans-sporting crowd) is known primarily as a casual Snob favorite. But if today’s designers have their way, that reputation will be quite different in the future. From long, flared skirts to bustiers, denim knows no sartorial bounds, and here are just a few pieces to show you why that’s such a great evolution…

1. Casadei Limited Edition Embellished Denim Sneakers (on Luisa via Roma for $1,014)

2. Au Jour Le Jour Embellished Cotton Denim Jacket (on Luisa via Roma for $781, from $1,117)

3. Opening Ceremony Sumi Shoulder Bag (at Barneys New York for $525)

4. Raquel Allegra Raw-Edge Denim Coat (on MATCHESFASHION.com for $360, from $515)

5. Saint Laurent Star Embellished Washed Denim Mini Skirt (on Luisa via Roma for $950)

6. Valentino Denim Midi Dress (on MATCHESFASHION.com for $1,183, from $1,690)

7. MSGM Floral-Appliqued Denim Mini Dress (on NET-A-PORTER for $486.50, from $695)

8. Stella McCartney Cut-Out Denim Playsuit (on MATCHESFASHION.com for $682, from $975)

9. Moschino Jeans Shaped Cotton Denim Clutch (on Luisa via Roma for $875)

1o. Jimmy Choo Avril Denim-Effect Suede Pumps (on NET-A-PORTER for $437.50, from $625)

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