All in the Jeans — Discover the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans AW15 Collection
When envisioning her second capsule collection for AG Jeans, British TV presenter, model, and street style icon Alexa Chung imagined a gang of female misfits storming through the desert, a group of powerful forces worthy of Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls)” music video or Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video — except that, instead of leather bustiers, cropped military jackets, metallic harnesses, regal headpieces, billowing capes, fingerless leather gloves, epaulets, and bandoliers, Chung’s rogue roamers prefer a wardrobe filled with denim pieces. The Alexa Chung for AG Jeans collection also nods to Chung’s personal fashion icons from the 1960s and 1970s — particularly Brigitte Bardot, Fançoise Hardy, and Jane Birkin.
The final result is an assortment of Mod-flavored mini skirts, playful and slightly boyish jumpsuits, flared jeans, tailored vests, and shrunken knits in versatile shades of gray, navy, and black. The Kety mini, introduced in the first Alexa Chung for AG Jeans collection, returns in a darker blue wash for AW15. The Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Dark Blue Denim The Kety Mini Skirt ($270 at Avenue32.com), shown third above, nods to the predominant A-line silhouette of the 1960s and features a row of silver-toned buttons along the front and center to augment the retro feel. Those who want to make a larger statement in denim, meanwhile, can go for the gusto in the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Dark Blue Denim Mini Dress ($495 at Avenue32.com), pictured fifth above, which combines the A-line silhouette associated with post-Mary Quant 1960s skirts and dresses with a Western vibe thanks to the the single point flap pocket on the chest, which are demarcated with gold-toned stitching to make them pop all the more.
Ever the lover of androgynous fashion, Chung also incorporated tomboy-flavored pieces like the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Faded Blue Longsleeve Playsuit ($540 at Avenue32.com), shown above at top, which features a bodice resembling a tailored, slim-cut, button-down denim shirt replete with a pointed collar, silver-toned snap buttons, wide cuffs at the wrists, and buttoned flap box pleat pockets along the chest, and marries these attributes with a demarcated waistband, short shorts, and roomy patch pockets on each thigh. Similarly, the collection includes menswear-inspired, flared pants like the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Dark Night The Laura Trousers ($365 at Avenue32.com), pictured seventh above, fashioned out of midnight blue corduroy for a dressier after-hours feel. For an Annie Hall-worthy look, gals can pair these flared corduroy pants with the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Dark Night The Laura Vest ($310 at Avenue32.com), shown sixth above, which features welt pocket detailing and the pointed hem we associate with three-piece gentlemen suits. The large silver-toned buttons down the front of the vest, meanwhile, add a witty and modern touch to the design.
If you love boyfriend jeans, you’ll appreciate the mid-rise Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Faded Blue The Sabine Jeans ($395 at Avenue32.com), which are cropped at the ankle and feature a subtle kick flare for a Brigitte Bardot-esque look (just picture them with a striped nautical top and ballet flats). On off-duty days, try pairing these jeans or any of the denim skirts in the collection with the close-fitting Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Heather Grey Sacred Monsters Top ($185 at Avenue32.com), a mock turtleneck T-shirt with the words “Sacred Monsters” emblazoned across the chest, each letter featuring a drip-like effect for a cheeky, horror movie-worthy look.
Once coat season approaches, throw on the Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Super Black The Walker Suede Coat ($1920 at Avenue32.com), a Bohemian-flavored, collarless piece with leather self-tie fastenings along the open front, and intricate, silver-toned leaves embroidered along the front plackets, the collar, and the cuffs.