Even though straight and skinny jeans continue being a must in almost all retail stores, something is happening on the runway lately that make us think of a new trend: designers are integrating wide leg denim silhouettes more and more into their collections.

The step towards a more voluminous cut in denim started with the spring/summer 2015 catwalk shows, with brands like Joseph and Eckhaus Latta. More recently, Topshop Design exhibited numerous flared jeans on the runway during the men’s fashion week in London this January, kicking off a strong 70s comeback in fashion. Honestly, flares have been an up-and-upcoming issue since last year, but I personally believe that the man on the street is not willing to adopt this trend again. However, I do believe that simple straight cut wide leg denims might become relevant next fall/winter, due to the freshness and coolness that these styles provide combined with a slim-fit upper part –strong body shape contrast- or reinforcing the lack of body definition with a voluminous garment as a top. My favorite looks are Renée Bedell, Rodebjer and Eckhaus Latta.

There are still some important fashion week dates on the pipeline, but I’m pretty sure that they will support my point: wide silhouettes are a key option for next season, which retailers should bet on when making orders at trade shows and showrooms.