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It’s ripped, shredded, cut, rolled, tailored and basically contorted in every which way and style imaginable. Denim has long been a favorite fabric for designers and buyers alike, and a very profitable market in the fashion industry.

This season, designers take denim to the next level with chic designs in dark denim and lighter, chambray fabrications. Light denim dresses in washed out black, and soft boyfriend jeans with just the right amount of tailoring are taking denim to a new level of sophistication.

Fresh and sweet, Anna Sui offers a sweet gathered skirt in dark denim paired with a printed blouse top.

Cute enough to wear alone, a Derek Lam mini coat in dark distressed denim is belted and pleated, looking effortlessly dressed up.

Elie Tahari’s light denim jeans are ripped and beaded for a successful juxtaposition of old and new.

Not quite water-friendly, a Charlotte Ronson jean swimsuit and little cover up may be best put to use lounging by the pool instead of swimming in it.

Alexander Wang takes an 80’s vest to new levels with exaggerated shoulders and designer cut-off sweatpants.

From light weight to heavy weight, pale blue to washed out black, denim has come a long way since the dark stretchy versions in the 70’s. And I think we are all grateful for the progression.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.