Still mostly available from high-end designers and worn primarily by Fashion Week regulars, patchwork denim might soon be making its way into a Zara, Forever 21 or Old Navy near you. And while we’d like to endorse something different for denim, we’re not sure this is the trend to back. Do you think patchwork denim can be done with class? Can street styling turn what was once a homemade remedy for torn clothes into something truly chic? We’ve pulled 16 patchwork pieces on the market today to help you form your opinion.
A contributing writer to theFashionSpot, Marisa has penned articles and features in over a dozen online and print publications. She's worked as fashion critic and creative director for papierdoll.com, been the managing editor for Caribbean-based Ocean Style Magazine, and worked with Set Magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine based in Zurich, as a contributing editor. She splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and her hometown as a freelance fashion and cultural copywriter, editor and journalist. You can find out more at her site marisaswanson.com and follow her on Twitter @mraswan.