Object of Desire: Hand-Painted Jeans by Daniela Corte

A local designer releases a denim collection painted by Boston artist Heloisa Fitzgerald.

Photo by Nick Ferrari

Denim has come a long way. From its humble origins as durable workwear, it now shines everywhere from the runway to the boardroom. Local designer Daniela Corte has elevated this treasured wardrobe staple even further with her waxed-jeans collection, produced in Corte’s native Argentina and then hand-painted to order by Boston artist Heloisa Fitzgerald. Whether dressed up with heels or down with sneakers, the pants have just the right amount of color to turn heads—a true masterpiece, indeed.

Painted waxed pants, $595, Daniela Corte.