It’s a bold move. It’s not one that many brands have gone with for 2012, but it’s got class. French Connection are whipping out the flares for SS12 and they look like they could start a new wave for the ankle whistling denims.
With a style that look more late sixties hippie chic than early 70s disco, the new flared jeans look amazing with platform sandals. Though the skinny leg look is still a big part of the design, the jeans flare just below the knee combining the two styles really well.
There’s a few cool ads doing the circuit in the inside cover of magazines featuring Diesel flares too, but they haven’t been released online yet sadly.
With some of the coolest imagery in print right now, we expect to see a lot more 60s flares on the streets for spring/summer 2012. It’s got to be better than the PVC and leather look trousers that have messed up one too many SS12 catwalks recently.