New York Fashion Week gets a heavy dose of skinny jeans

By Samantha Critchell

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Don’t declare the skinny jean dead. Although it has made rare appearances so far during New York Fashion Week, it was a key item at the Miss Sixty show Thursday.

The tweak for spring, after a full year of high-waisted, narrow-leg silhouettes, is that the new jeans will have a lower rise and higher hem.

The first look — super skinny jeans with chain and zip details paired with a cowl-neck, bare-back sleeveless top — will be snapped up by the brand’s young and cool customer, predicted Gloria Baume, market director for Teen Vogue. That same 17- to 22-year-old will also like the look of the hot pants.


What about the acid wash jeans that were paraded in front of an audience that included Hilary Swank, Demi Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Clive Owen?

"When I saw high-waisted pants last season, I thought no one would wear them. This morning I’ve seen three girls in high-waisted pants," said Baume.

Miss Sixty creative director Wichy Hassan said the line was aiming for duality of the pop-art era of the 1960s and the glamour of the ’70s, but it looked like there were more than a few influences from the ’80s, too, especially a silver lame dress and the studded booties on the feet of some of the models.

There weren’t just jeans in this collection. Wearable empire-waist sundresses floated down the runway and a silk dress with a floral print and tie neck fit in with the emerging trend of pretty frocks. A brown and navy silk chiffon sleeveless dress with ruched trim was short enough to be flirty but not too short.

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