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Current/Elliott Not Looking For New Boyfriend

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Emily Current and Merrit Elliott aren’t complaining. They’re really not. The two stylists-cum-designers couldn’t be happier about the fact that their debut Current/Elliott denim collection has produced one bona fide style sensation—namely, the boyfriend jean. “We’re super-psyched that everyone loves the boyfriend,” says Current of the jean style seen everywhere at New York Fashion Week. “But that cut was just one example of a kind of worldview about denim.” She elaborates, “For us, it’s really about a more relaxed feeling. Less fussy. Roughed-up.” Not that the designers are breaking up with their boyfriend. New iterations of the style are turning up in the Current/Elliott collection for spring, along with a ruffled denim swimsuit that’s proven, in the girls’ estimation, “surprisingly popular,” and a whole lot of chambray and cream-toned jeans. “Designing Spring was less about, OK, how do we create another blockbuster,” explains Elliott, “and more about, how do we take that vintage-y, Americana, relaxed-denim mood and translate it into a broader range of clothes?” There may be a blockbuster lurking in the lookbook, however—namely, a pair of slouchy skinnies [pictured here] that translate the Current/Elliott idiom into a new silhouette. Notes Elliott: “We’re already starting to see boyfriend knockoffs.” Though she adds,”The nice thing about continuing to work as stylists is that all that stuff is on our radar, and we can stay one step ahead.”

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