Denim goes back to the mid-1800s when jeans were first invented, known for its durability were primarily worn by miners and others who needed something sturdy and reliable. Over a century later as jeans evolved throughout the years, they became more casual, worn by all genders and have even become mainstream as new trends started.
In the early 1900s, denim became most prevalent within Hollywood Western films and became very fashionable thanks to actors like Marlon Brandot and James Dean. Despite its adapted fashion and influence it was still primarily worn by males as it still held on to that Western Feel.
Not until 1952 when actress, Marilyn Monroe wore a pair in her film, “River of No Return’ which got the rest of the women convinced otherwise and more women started wearing them. The style at the time was very baggy and was worn rolled up until a classic trend was formed in 1957 by Brigitte Bardot who wore cropped less boxy jeans with a white t-shirt. This look still continues to be a classic.
All along with the late 1900s, the mod of denim was shifting every year from more fitted jeans to more embellished, then flared to boot cut as defined by celebrities such as Cher, Mick Jagger and Jim Henrix back in 1960s. Later flared jeans made their way to low rise, following patched jeans with trailing frayed cuffs, next off bell-bottoms became more favored. All in all, denim was becoming more hip especially in the rise of hip hop during the ’80s.
Suddenly in 1982 denim made its 1st sex appeal by Brooke Shields through Calvin Klein. Before long Denim had gone in all sorts of directions from high waist jeans to then faded, more destroyed, creating overalls, straight leg, lace-up, ombre type, jumpsuits, dresses and more. It was all about taking risks and trying something new.
This year in 2020, I’ve taken a risk and tested a new look incorporating most of the trend’s denim has undergone and capsized how denim has been worn over the years. This newfangled trend is a new staple you ought to see, I simply call it denimed. Check it out!!!!