Summer Trend – Ripped Denim

Denim has featured quite a lot on the catwalks this year, both in the men’s and women’s collections, with Vogue saying “where denim’s concerned, anything goes.” It can be baggy, skinny, pale or dark; as long as it’s denim it doesn’t matter.

Ripped denim has been especially popular in Spring/Summer 2009 collections from designers such as Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana (both below) and Christopher Kane. I also love the ‘rock-chic’ Spring/Summer 2009 collection from Evil Twin which features some great ripped denim boyfriend shorts.

Celebrities such as Lily Allen, Victoria Beckham and Nicole Richie have also been seen wearing the style.

I think less is more with this style, even if it’s only for the reason that summer will soon be over and I imagine that the jeans could get pretty breezy with too many holes. At least the look can easily be achieved with a bit of D.I.Y. and a cheap pair of jeans, and it would suit this season’s biker glam style.

What do you think? Does this style look good or does it just look messy?

Models Direct: Ripped Denim
Models Direct: Ripped Denim

Models Direct: Ripped Denim
Models Direct: Ripped Denim
Models Direct: Ripped Denim
Models Direct: Ripped Denim

– Kathy @ Models Direct

Trend Alert – Linen!

Models Direct: Trend alert - Linen!
Models Direct: Trend Alert - Linen!

It is official, despite the dismal weather recently, that linen is the latest trend to be spotted in.

Lightweight, cool and ‘smart/casual’, you can find everything in this material, from trousers to hats, and if you can avoid the ‘creased look’ you’ll look great.

Vogue recommend Acne, Balmain, Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant which can be found at:

But if this is a little beyond your price range, here at Models Direct we love this blouse from Marks and Spencer.

– Louise @ Models Direct