Greg Armas’ use of denim in his New York Assembly spring 2016 ready-to-wear line superimposed two personal styles into a collection that created varying washes resembling a denim muse. Within this collection, different patchworks and shades of denim added to this hue or concept of what Vogue.com referred to as “disappeared heroines”. The collection merged denim hues into loose shirt dresses and other wide-legged trousers made of other ‘heroine’ colors such as black, dark charcoal and white. This runway’s sartorial originality involved unique features from all decades and resonated with society today by providing looks that gave off a bare appeal and “freeing” of the nipple, a trend that celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna embrace.
The denim and heroine muse captivated in this collection is what inspired me to translate this look into my own. Since I wanted to embrace the bare appeal, I decided to pair a denim crop top from Express that exposed my back. With the bow-tied back, the crop top added a feminine flair that complemented perfectly with my white laced bottom. The white lace bottoms drew from the ‘heroine’ colors that Greg Armas shared with his collection, creating a look that would provide flair and uniqueness. Although I usually pair a lot of my looks with an edgy black platform, as shown in Armas’ collection, I decided to stick with more of the feminine appeal and wear a pair of nude Steve Madden heels to complete my look.