as told to j.p. anderson photography by jeff crawford| February 16, 2015 |
Style & Beauty
For style queen Ikram Goldman, denim as couture is spring’s most thrilling trend.
“We’re not a store that sells denim,” Ikram Goldman says firmly. But this season, the boutique owner is seeing the material in a new, high-fashion light. “Denim captured the Paris runways in every way possible,” she marvels. “In design, in embellishment, in shape, and in color—it was really the highlight. To make denim pieces that are so wearable and chic and elegant, it’s an amazing thing.” Two pieces in particular caught Goldman’s eye.
“I love this dress from Suno (right); it’s a classic cut with a really interesting pleat detail and extraordinary embellishment, and that elevates it from a very simple denim dress to a denim cocktail dress. In a world of casual, why not look at casual in a dressy way?” Suno cocktail dress, $595
“This velvet dress with a denim cutout from Sacai is unbelievable (left). It’s quite expensive—double the cost of the Suno without any of the embellishment—but it’s the luxury of wearing something that simple and that beautiful. On the one hand, you’re in a very designed shirt and skirt, and it’s one piece in velvet—it’s just the chicest way to wear denim.” Sacai velvet dress, price on request.Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000