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It's time to move on from the hoopla about 'Houlihans' – those tight combat trousers that gave everyone action-hero thighs. The J Brand jeans to snap up this season are the 'Gigis'. On paper, the idea of cropped bootcut jeans sounds all wrong; on the body, they make perfect sense.

Harriet Walker: The curious death of the hipster

A new-ish video on YouTube (these things are birthed, made viral and killed off within a space of about 13 hours, so keep up) entitled Being a Dickhead's Cool is the latest lambasting of a cipher known in current youth culture iconography as "The Hipster". It features snapshots taken from street style blogs, club nights, American Apparel adverts and unsuspecting hipsters' Facebook pages, set to a jolly tune and song about moving to East London from Cambridgeshire, playing synths, riding a fixed-gear bike and claiming to work in the media when you're actually on the dole. (Full disclosure: I do actually work in the media, but only because I'm not at all hip.)

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The hot spot for cool customers: Swedish label Acne

Fashion insiders love the hip Swedish label Acne – and now it’s opening a store over here. About time too, says Harriet Walker

Most women 'would wear jeans to a wedding'

More than two-thirds of women would wear jeans to a wedding, a survey suggested today.

Album: Uffie, Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans (Ed Banger/Elecktra)

Straight outta Florida, Hong Kong, Paris and the International Ruling Class in general, rich girl Anna-Catherine Hartley makes for an unlikely gangsta rapper, but that’s a huge part of Uffie’s appeal.

Ready to Wear: The vogue for distressed denims is galling

Last week my friend B said to me, "I'm so sick of rips in jeans on anyone older than 16. I'm talking fake Balmain." She has a point.

Double denim: the ultimate sin?

Double denim used to be the stuff of nightmares...

Carola Long: 'Traveller trousers are on trend but in a more sophisticated guise. Call it gap-year luxe'

With the first fresh whiff of spring something disturbing happens to my taste. One minute my wardrobe is more or less planned around clean basics with a dash of utility: pale denim, a blush-pink silk dress, heeled canvas or tan suede boots. A few blue skies later, however, and disturbing boho urges start appearing. Suddenly – whether through curiosity, desire or nostalgia I'm not sure – I'm being drawn to "traveller trousers", those patterned harem-ish pants that are popping up everywhere.

Beth Jeans Houghton - The new Jean Genie

Rising folk star Beth Jeans Houghton is only 19, but she's a fan of glam-rock stars like Bowie and Bolan. Two years ago Devendra Banhart pulled her out of an audience – now she's one to watch in her own right. By Elisa Bray

Ready to Wear: 'Steve jeans are old-school perfection with devil-may-care style'

Steve. I love Steve. My hips are hugged like they've never been hugged before. I feel warm and protected, inside and out. And, no, Steve isn't a man – he is my favourite-ever pair of jeans. You need him in your life.

Gaultier spices up his corsets

From the mariachi music to the giant sombreros, Jean Paul Gaultier's couture show in Paris yesterday was decidedly Mexican in flavour.

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