Lookbook: Introducing Plaid Denim's Fall 2009 Line

by Jaime on September 2, 2009

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The tops are amazing, but the jeans? They’re to die for. Plaid Denim by Erin McColl (FIT graduate who has previously worked for Yanuk, 7 for All Mankind, Imitation of Christ and more) has created a distinctive pair of denim that flatters every figure.

I’m truly intrigued by this new line… it’s just coming out for the fall season, and I think it’s fierce. There are some cut similarities to the previous companies that Erin McColl has worked for (read the bio below!), but there is also one unique difference: the back seam. I love that it goes up through the pocket, sort of piercing the jeans. It gives them a look that’s so different and refreshing in an over-saturated market of denim that all looks the same.

And I love that Skinny Zip. Love it. It’s so current and I think it has a clean look that most skinny zip jeans fail to achieve. Bravo, Ms. McColl. I’m in love.

Want to learn more about Plaid Denim?

PLAID is a contemporary denim and sportswear collection designed by Erin McColl. McColl was inspired at a very early age by her grandmother, a dress and doll maker, and also by the rich history of denim and textile manufacturing in her home state of North Carolina. McColl’s design experience began in New York, where she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology, and got her start designing skirts and dresses for American Eagle Outfitters. This experience laid a foundation for her career in design, and particularly sparked her interest in denim. Since relocating to Los Angeles, she has designed for Yanuk, Imitation Jeans, Rachel Pally, and Seven for all Mankind.

Her designs have been featured in publications such as: W, Nylon, Lucky, Elle, InStyle, Glamour, People, Marie Claire, Women’s Wear Daily, and The New York Times Magazine.

PLAID is the culmination of the designer’s years of experience developing fits, fabrics, and washes. The line is inspired by design with a timeless quality, and strives to incorporate unique, elegant, and understated details to classic silhouettes.

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