A modern twist to classic designs

A modern twist to classic designs

A modern twist to classic designs

Through the decades, a pair of jeans has remained a hot favourite for many. More than a fashionable garment, it has become a must-have in every wardrobe. The brand, Levi’s, epitomises this classic garment. The brand fits perfectly in Bangalore’s fashion scene as the clothes provide an effortless and relaxed look no matter how old one is.

The latest collection is contemporary yet classic. The brand calls it the ‘Icons Reinterpreted Collection’, where the classic designs are given a fresh and modern twist. The collection also has a many unusual pairings like the ‘501 jeans’, ‘Trucker’ jackets and the western shirts, with contemporary colours, prints, patterns, and silhouettes inspired by the seasonal theme to create a collision of style.

“Refined and tailored looks are in vogue. For women, skinny has been the popular fit, which now comes in different colours, prints and patterns,’ says a spokesperson from the brand.

When it comes to denims, the brand boasts of a wide variety of fits and styles. Levi’s recently launched ‘Levi’s

Revel Jeans’ which uses ‘liquid shaping technology’ that offers curve specific solutions to shape and enhance a woman’s body. There is also a series called ‘Levi’s Little Black Jean’.

“This is a range of diverse black denim jeans with a play of tonal print, embellishment that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion,” adds the spokesperson.
For men, there is the ‘Levi’s 2X Strong Jeans’ that promises durability. These jeans are made of lycra fabric, which is twice as strong compared to the cotton jeans.

   One can also try the ‘Commuter Series’, which is specially crafted keeping in mind the modern-day commuter. “The collection focuses on innovative blends of fabrics, which help improve the insulation of the garment. The range provides various benefits such as water and stain repellency. It also has antimicrobial protection from sweat and moisture,” says the spokesperson.

 Denim is all about getting the right fit for one’s body type. According to the brand, while picking out a pair of jeans, one has to keep in mind three crucial elements –– the waist, the rise (where the waistband of the jeans sits on your body) and the leg shape. “Make sure that the waist is not too loose nor should it be too tight as to dig into your skin.
Jeans are usually available in low to medium rise. Pick a rise that you are comfortable in. And lastly, pick a leg shape that suits your body type. Slim leg works on most body types; but you can also experiment with boot cut or straight leg,” sums up the spokesperson.

Meghna Babu, II Year, Mount Carmel College, looked chic in her black ‘Rib Tank’ top which she teamed with a dark indigo ‘Revel Demi Curve Skinny Jeans’. She added that extra effect by wearing a black leather belt.
Punchline: “This is an outfit that I would always fall back on when I’m indecisive or have a time constraint because it’s understated and classic.”
Price: Top – Rs 699, jeans – Rs 3,999 and belt – Rs 1,299.

Martin Michael, Final Year, St Joseph’s College of Commerce, went for a semi-formal look. He teamed a white ‘Oxford Work Shirt’ with a chino ‘original button-fly’ jeans. Martin then completed the look with a printed blue vest.
Punchline: “For me, the highlight of the outfit was the vest. I rarely find a good fit and out here, I didn’t have to hunt at all. The fit was perfect and comfortable.”
Price: Vest – Rs 2,999, shirt – Rs 1,999 and jeans – Rs 4,501.

Ankit Sharma, III Year, Center for Management Studies, Jain University, looked cool and casual in a white T-shirt and a slim-fit cargo pants. Ankit completed the look with a ‘forest night’ colour ‘Commuter Trucker Jacket’.
Punchline: “The entire look has got a very raw-yet-stylish feel to it. It’s something that one would wear when they are outdoors as it is comfortable to travel with as well.”
Price: Jacket – Rs 9,000, T-shirt – Rs 2,000 and cargos – Rs 5,000.

Aishwarya Pissay, PU graduate, Surana College, wore a blue sheer ‘Poly Shirt’ with a black ‘Rib Tank’ top and paired it up with a legging fit, steel-coloured corduroy ‘five-pocket jeans’.
Punchline: “I really like the entire collection as a whole. They have a good range from casual to even semi-formal outfits, leaving one spoilt for choice.”
Price: Top – Rs 1,599; tank top – Rs 699 and jeans – Rs 2,899.

Varsha Gopal, II Year, Mount Carmel College, was set for an outing with friends in the blue plaid one-pocket shirt, which she teamed with the classic five-pocket white denims.
   The ‘washet’ indigo colour ‘shrunken trucker’ jacket
and the black leather belt complemented the entire look.
Punchline: “This outfit screams comfort. The fit is excellent and the jacket is very stylish. It’s something one can wear to college or an event.”
Price: Jacket – Rs 2,999, shirt – Rs 1,599, jeans – Rs 2,699 and belt – Rs 1,299.

Krishnan Mahadevan, I Year, MCom, St Joseph’s College of Commerce, experimented with colours by teaming an auburn colour ‘Taper Chino’ and a blue T-shirt. He layered the look with a washed indigo colour denim shirt.
Punchline: “The combination of colours are very trendy. Though I generally don’t go for such colours, I feel this look has made me reconsider it.”
Shirt – Rs 2,499, T-shirt - Rs 899 and Chino – Rs 2,499.

Are you a college student and want to model for Metrolife’s ‘Haute Style’? Do you have any fashion tips for the season? Or you simply want to say something about our feature ‘Haute Style’? Send your emails with contact number to: metrolife@­deccanherald.co.in or dhmetro@gmail.com  

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