Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake demonstrate how not to do double denim in 2001 (Picture: AP/Mark J.Terrill)
Denim on denim, or the Canadian tuxedo as it’s sometimes called, has had a pretty bad rap. Personally, I blame Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. When the pair turned up at the 2001 American Music Awards wearing matching head-to-toe light wash, a whole generation vowed never to go near it.
It’s become one of those unspoken rules, like not wearing shoes with tracksuit bottoms or not wearing scrunchies over the age of 11. For spring, though, many big brands have worked hard to change your mind.
From Balmain to Louis Vuitton, denim dominated this season’s runways. It’s not just jeans that are having a moment: American designer Joseph Altuzarra sent out models in silk shirts with prints that replicated the fabric.
‘We have definitely seen a shift in this direction,’ says Matchesfashion.com buying…