Murray’s first sartorial love, though? Denim – particularly the iconic denim brands of the Noughties. “Miss Sixty seduced me. The washes and styles were innovative.” She also coveted denim from Italian label Fornarina (akin to Blumarine for fashion enthusiasts today). “It felt a little more feminine,” she notes.
Here, the denim connoisseur tells Vogue the styles she’s most enamoured with now.
“I wear them diligently; I’d love them to create a reworked/vintage line. I’m constantly going to thrift stores in Williamsburg to find a pair. I tend to opt for high-rise button-up jeans as I have curves, and they’re one of the few brands that has managed to create seams that mould to the body perfectly.”
“A lot of the denim is made in Japan. I like a heavier weight – I’m so thankful we’re out of the ‘jeggings’ phase and I pray it never comes back! Moussy does great washes, too. I always love a little bit of distressing on my jeans. Sometimes, I’ll even cut the knees open on a pair.”
“I love that they’re working with Glenn Martens now, because when I think about the lexicon of denim, he is the only prominent person in the industry moving the conversation around denim forward; the things that he has done just blow my mind. I’ve always invested in the denim he’s offered while at Y/Project. Now he’s also at Diesel, I’ll be doing the same.”
“I bought a few pairs from Acne in the summer. Their styles fit the body well, which is, of course, always important. I tend to wear jeans with heels – maybe my Tabi boots or a pair of glittery Miu Mius – and a nice knitted cardigan, too. Otherwise, I’m a die-hard Converse girl.”
“This is a brand founded by a dear friend of mine and former stylist, Melissa Roca. I’m a huge fan of their Canadian Tuxedo jeans. The fabric is medium weight, and the style lengthens you. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a pair of jeans that made me feel as though I’m taller than I actually am.”