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Lucky Brand Introduces Italian Denim
I think I can credit Lucky Brand for beginning my denim obsession, all the way back in 2007, when I bought my first pair. I had a pair of the much-loved Little Maggie jeans, which has a super low rise and bootcut fit. Despite the rise being lower than what I was used to, I was impressed by the cut and fit and the fact that it didn’t need a belt at all. The quality alone spoke for itself! The brand is still a favorite of mine today, and I’m always eyeing them for the next pair to snag my interest. Lucky Brand has expanded their already amazing line with a premium Italian denim collection. It includes five different fits: the Brooke Legging in Black and in Sydney (a light blue wash), the low rise Charlie Skinny (another favorite fit of mine), the curvy Lolita Skinny (a fit I’ve been wanting to try), and the mid rise Brooke Straight. This collection is made possible by a collaboration with Italian denim mill Candiani Mill, which actually is now the most sustainable and successful denim mill in the world. The mill is about 75 years old and has survived through 4 family generations! Candiani is extremely innovative, which explains its success…”employees are rigorous in their research and development—whose secrets are highly guarded—testing all new fabric innovations in the mill’s internal development center. Seeking to establish trends by finding new combinations of fabric and treatment, Candiani continually develops and refines new wash techniques that offer a more scientific and sustainable method of treating denim.”
The Brooke Legging is a mid rise, with a 9″ front rise and generous 13.5″ back rise for the right coverage when sitting. It fits straight through the hip and thigh with a 10.25″ leg opening.
Brooke Legging Jean
The Brooke Straight is a mid rise like the Brooke Legging, with a 9″ front rise, 13.5″ back rise and a 13.5″ leg opening.
Brooke Mid-Rise Straight
The Lolita Curvy Skinny is probably my favorite out of the bunch here, both in wash and in fit, because curvy styles always fit my more athletic shape better. This style is selling out fast! It features a mid rise, with an 8.5″ front rise and 13.5″ back rise, and 12.5″ leg opening with a curvy fit through the hip and thigh and a 29″ inseam.
Lolita Curvy Skinny
This season, Lucky has partnered with Candiani to introduce Ultra Luxe Italian Stretch denim for women. Using Candiani’s patented sling technology—a yarn spinning technique that changes the constitution of the fabric, giving it a clean, smooth finish that offers superior stretch, ultimate comfort and unparalleled recovery—the fabric sculpts and shapes to make legs appear extra long. For men, Candiani continues to perfect the “clean jean;” a dark, clean wash with a super soft hand feel and tonal stitching.”
The Charlie Skinny is a fit that I own and like and I’d love to try it out in its premium Italian version! It features a low 8″ front rise, a 12.8″ back rise and a 12″ skinny leg opening, with a 29″ inseam.
Charley Low-Rise Skinny
Of course, the collection includes a men’s line as well! Shop the women’s Lucky Brand Italian Denim collection here, and read more about this awesome partnership with Candiani Mills at the Lucky Brand blog here!