Author Archives: Amy Leverton


Dubai Desert Studio: Boutique Manufacturing

WGSN visits the Desert Studio Dubai, a new boutique manufacturing and finishing plant in the heart of the desert. We've just published a report on the site exploring the latest sustainable technologies currently driving the denim market. These days it's becoming increasingly integral to a denim company's success that they address the environmental short-fallings in the industry and approach ...
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Amsterdam: INK, The New Denim & Lifestyle Store

Last month we were in Amsterdam for the amazing Denim Days events and we met Neil & Alexandra Melgaard-Lewty, founders of INK, a beautiful new denim and Lifestyle store in the Jordan area of Amsterdam. The partners in business and life have been working as consultants under their Style Foundry studio for five years and recently decided to put all that ...
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Kapital Sakura Rivets

Last week we spent time in Tokyo: researching, street shooting, attending events and searching for denim inspiration. And we timed our visit perfectly, as it was perfect Saruka (Cherry Blossom) time. Inspirational Japanese denim brand, Kapital celebrate this very special time of year with a very special series of events at their stores. The Sakura Rivet is a specially designed pink, ...
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The 501XX: A Collection of Vintage Jeans

On Friday evening the denim team attended a particularly special night in Tokyo – the launch party of the incredible The 501XX book, just released by the manager of the infamous Berberjin store, Yutaka Fujihara. Fujihara has diligently documented 51 of the worlds most impressive examples of this renowned Levi's jean, working with the worlds most devout collectors including Naru Kawamoto, ...
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Alexa Chung for AG Jeans

The latest celebrity collaboration that everyone's talking about is of course, Alexa Chung for AG Jeans. The collection hits the AG Jeans site today and has already dropped for pre-sale on select websites. The collection is, as you'd expect, pure signature Chung style: bib n brace overalls, plenty of denim dresses, lots of retro, mid-cast brights and of course, the ...
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New capsule collection Xiao Li x Diesel x 10 Corso Como

The WGSN denim team was pretty excited this week to see young design talent, Xiao Li's first capsule collection hit the press, in collaboration with Diesel and 10 Corso Como. After winning Diesel's 2013 International Talent Support competition this Chinese-born designer is fresh out of her 6 month internship at the Italian denim brand, where she worked with the design team, ...
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New Denim Store: Bad Denim

On thursday of last week, a new store called Bad Denim opened in the up-and-coming Clapton area of East London and we headed down to find out more. The beautiful Erin McQuinn has worked in the denim industry for ten years, focussing mainly in the premium women's denimsector including recent stints at both MiH and Victoria Beckham Denim.  During this time ...
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Exclusive Interview: Jack/ Knife

We're pretty excited for our San Francisco denim buddies Jack Knife. Since coming on the scene in December 2011, the brand has expanded to become a well-known name in the world of hand-crafted, made in America denim and recently they unveiled their new studio space and introduced a new member of the growing team called Evan Kinori. Images thanks to Ulysses Ortega and his ...
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Denham: New Store Opening in Berlin

Last week, during the packed Berlin fashion week schedule, leading Dutch-based brand Denham celebrated the opening of their permanent bricks and mortar store in the Blue Yard, Mitte. The opening follows last season's pop-up Blue Yard showcase, that featured three major denim brands occupying a courtyard behind Karl-Heinz's legendary 14oz store. Deham's store sat alongside market leaders Nudie and Edwin Europe and ...
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Son Of A Stag: Issue One Of New Journal

The guys over at Son of a Stag have launched their first ever newspaper called Son of a Stag Journal. Nowadays, it seems that simply having a bricks and mortar presence is only half the story: retailers are exploring a 360° experience to compliment their tangible stock and engage with their customers. This can involve everything from an online presence using blogs ...
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New Store: Rachel Comey New York

Denim heroine of New York City, Rachel Comey has just opened the doors to her first brick and mortar store in Soho, NY. We are big fans of Rachel Comey's work: her casual-cool style has always been very denim-driven but the past few seasons have seen her carve out a name for herself as the official style leader for the NY ...
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Self Edge New Darn-It! Repair Service

The guys over at Self Edge have just launched this rather lovely video to publicize their repair services at all four stores: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland. In San Fransisco, Self-Edge's first stand-alone store, the team has even opened its own separate Darn-It! concept as well as their Indigo Proof blog, a fun and interesting look at ...
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Tharis Sleeps: Amazing Embroidered Denim Video

We blogged about this exciting project a couple of months ago and now its out: please take 4 minutes of your time out today to watch the first ever, totally embroidered denim music video! THRONE - 'THARSIS SLEEPS' (OFFICIAL VIDEO) from Nicos Livesey on Vimeo. The video has been produced by Nicos Livesy and his assistant director, Tom Bunker who have spent ...
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Denim By Premiere Vision: Best Dressed

Last week marked a new era for the international denim trade show Denim by Premiére Vision as the renowned fair relocated to its new home Barcelona. After 13 seasons in Paris, the show settles into the expansive Hall 8 of Fira Montuic for its 14th edition. Stylesight was there throughout the 2 days to soak up the key denim trends, industry gossip and ...
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Must-Watch Video: Antonio Di Battista

As you have probably noticed, we're pretty big fans of Antonio Di Battista and everything he does: from his brand Blue Blanket to his consultancy, his recent book and his extensive archive in Italy. We came across this video recently that really blew us away: this guy owns a SERIOUS amount of vintage! Antonio's worked in the denim industry for about ...
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