Denim Canvas

Taking into account last fall’s capsule collection with Hussein Chalayan and this season’s paint-splattered union with Proenza Schouler, J Brand is knee deep in collaboration. September 8 marks the London launch of the label’s latest effort, 5×5, for which five British designers put their spin on a pair of J Brand jeans. The collection is designed to fuel the future of fashion through a partnership with London’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise. Looks include a reversible pair of camo-print skinnies by Christopher Kane and dark pencil-leg jeans embellished with a painterly print by Erdem [Moralioglu, of Erdem]. “I developed an abstracted floral that is bleached out on the denim,” Moralioglu says of the experimental process. “It was fun for me.” Dungarees made by Meadham Kirchhoff, Peter Pilotto, and Richard Nicoll will also be available at select London retailers and at  this fall. More info at