Despite its versatility and veritably timeless nature, denim does have a way of surprising even the most sartorially astute with new silhouettes season after season. And this spring, things are taking a seriously unexpected turn, with unconventional seams springing up all over everything from skinny jeans to denim skirts. Ready to get in on the trend? Look no further than the 3x1 and Jason Wu collab for an incredibly chic take on the style.
Cult-loved denim line 3x1 and uber-talented designer Jason Wu have teamed up to create a capsule of essential denim pieces, available on 3x1's site beginning Feb. 15. The nine-piece collection features classics like slim-fit jeans, pencil skirts, and cutoff shorts, all reimagined with out-of-the-ordinary seams and contrasting stitching for a completely contemporary take on closet staples.
Standouts from the stylish collaboration include a mid-length denim pencil skirt, complete with a button fly, center slit, and cool geometric multi-panels with contrasting white stitching. And if you love the look of the $265 skirt, ideal for work or play, you'll be just as smitten with these sleek denim trousers, $295, of the same mid-blue wash. The style's got several white-stitched seams running down the front, giving it a highly structured appearance that's ready to take you from the office to out on the town. A dose of stretch and elastic gathered hem means you'll be comfortable through it all.
Or, if you're in the market for a slim-cut jean to add to your closet, 3x1 and Wu's W4 style, $265, will easily shake things up. Three different washes are included in the collection, so take your pick between pale blue, jet black, or super-bright white. While the blue and white iterations feature the same contrasting stitching seen across the collab's other pieces, the black pair of high-waisted denim uses tonal thread at the seams, making them noticeable only upon a second glance.
Clearly, Wu and the denim brand were onto something when the team dreamt up these sleek, sharp designs, inspired by architectural elements of the New York cityscape. Similarly imaginative silhouettes are beginning to pop up at fashion-girl favorite retailers — like this Isabel Marant pair or this Alexander Wang style, both at Net-a-Porter. That means there's no time to waste. You'll want to snag yourself a pair before you start seeing them everywhere.
Keep scrolling to shop some of the 3x1 and Jason Wu pieces now (they're currently on pre-order, and set to ship by March 1), and head to the denim brand's site to see even more.