What goes around definitely comes around and fashion’s spin cycle is running full speed. Denim styles from the last century have caught up to us again, but designers are offering a few savvy updates to make sure they aren’t condemned to repeat them.
– Dust Bowl girls wore overalls to cover up and keep clean. Today’s city girl isn’t afraid to get a little messy.
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– A symbol of Fifties antiestablishment, dark wash jeans are also appropriate for today’s rebel without a cause.
– Hold the flash, keep the flare. One of today’s most popular silhouettes channels the disco era.
– The no-fuss, cool-kid twist on acid-washed and distressed looks assures that they won’t fade away.
runway photos by giovanni giannoni and robert mitra; vintage images courtesy of fox photos/getty images, sunset boulevard/corbis, Hulton-deutsch collection/corbis and michael ochs archives/getty images