Everyone’s favorite fashion staple — denim, of course — has undergone something of a makeover for Spring 2015, taking the workaday fabric from basic to beyond! Featured in a number of Resort and Spring/Summer collections, the iconic textile was used for a plethora of pieces, proving that denim is no longer just for your jeans. The rules have changed, and denim popped up as trousers, tops, jackets, skirts and dresses as far as the eye could see. Spotted on runways including Saint Laurent, Michael Kors and Chloe, designers from all over the world are putting their own touch on this trend. At Dolce and Gabbana’s Milan show jeans were given the couture treatment with heavily beaded trims. The relaxed fit of the jeans paired with the over-the-top embellishments and sheer tops screamed sex appeal all while exuding an effortlessly chic vibe. Jeremy Scott’s Resort collection for Moschino, meanwhile, featured street-ready separates in denim printed with an oversized homage to one house’s iconic floral monogram pattern. Designer Christopher Bailey of Burberry Prorsum, kicked off his London show with a classic denim piece – the jacket. While a denim jacket is nothing new, the hourglass shape of Bailey’s version paired with feather embellishments instantly modernized the classic piece. Frida Giannini’s collection for Gucci featured several denim pieces which included cropped wide-leg pants, military-inspired jackets, lace up dresses, and, the real showstopper, a fitted shirt dress comprised of two toned denim. With so many designers taking part in this trend, it comes as no surprise that deluxe denim is set to be the most wearable trend of the season.

– Daniella DiRienzo