There’s a Yves Saint Laurent quote in which he said that he wished he had invented jeans. “They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes,” commented the designer. And though Laurent has undoubtedly introduced more than a few now classic and apparel altering visions, there is something about basic blue jeans – and denim more widely – that can’t be denied. They can be simultaneously classic and provocative (who can forget a young Kate Moss shot by Bruce Weber); twisted and light-hearted (Junya Wantanabe’s distressed, faded jean skirts for Spring ’09); and when we feel like it, more comfortable and effortless than anything else in our closet (the pair you’ve worn a hundred times, those vintage, baby soft denim Japanese slippers.) From an oversized shirtlg98c37w1-LSOQMMTULNMQRNNQN as a beach cover-up to an abstracte2106kpthnl6D9B77EF687BC88B8 tunic image-6240078-10451141mini to a ruffled96117g04tzxIPLNJJQRIKJNOKKNK doll-like dress we’ll be wearing deep blues and sapphire denim shades well into Spring.

As Diana Vreeland once said, “Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.” Nomad's denim dames definitely make the case for moving brightly.

~ Ashley Simpson
December 2012