Denim on denim on denim is Flow the Label’s theme for their spring 2016 collection. Designers Viktoriia Balaniuk and Véronika Vèz transform denim from casual everyday wear to high fashion by embellishing their boxy pieces with industrial buttons and clean patchwork. This particular collection drew my attention because while the embellishments and boxy shapes give futuristic vibes, the denim patchwork paired with camel-colored footwear bring it all the way back to the ’70s.
One of my favorite hobbies as a Fashionista is finding statement pieces at second hand shops. There’s a secret joy in owning a one-of-a-kind piece. This whimsical tapestry-sleeved denim jacket found me at a Goodwill in downtown San Diego. I say that it found me because it actually did. I accidentally pulled this off the rack while meaning to get the jacket next to it, but once I noticed the eye-catching sleeves, I couldn’t put it down. All Fashionista/os know that when we find a memorable piece, it’s always difficult to part ways, so I chose the route that would result in less heartbreak of course. For those that don’t have carpet-sleeved denim jackets calling their name from second hand stores, I recommend layering a denim vest on top of a patterned long sleeve blouse.
I decided to focus on the retro side of Flow the Label’s collection. I have always loved the denim on denim look; it’s a clean canvas that allows for unlimited versatility. Viktoriia Balaniuk and Véronika Vèz take liberty with this by adding touches of red. I, however, got lucky with these sleeves and let them speak for themselves. To polish this look and stay true to the collection, I slipped on these studded camel suede clogs. I played around with this retro theme by adding my oversized glasses from zeroUV (and yes, they are prescription!).
This look proves that high-end fashion and second hand denim can, in fact, have a happily ever after.