It's hard to wrap your head around this, but for models, fashion month is their job. Just like many of us go to an office, they travel to do multiple runway shows several times a year, and they get photographed numerous times while they're at it. With the meteoric rise of street style photography and Instagram, we get more model-off-duty content than ever before, and that means we get to see what trends they're endorsing basically the day they wear them.
Denim has always been a staple in models' fashion month wardrobes (as it is for us normal folks' daily life wardrobes), and they're acutely attuned to the freshest trends, so who better to look to for inspiration? And yes, many models still wear skinny jeans, but it's become more common to see them wearing alternate styles that feel a little more forward. We studied all the fashion weeks that have happened this year and narrowed the most popular model-off-duty denim trends down to these seven. Scroll to see how they're styling them and shop them all.
The Trend: Knee-Slit Jeans
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Adut Akech isn't the only model that's proven the return of distressed denim. Gigi Hadid is also a fan of knee-slit jeans.