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A Look Inside Kapital’s Fall/Winter 2014 “Peace Pilgrim” Lookbook -

Always one for a nomadic adventure, Japanese craftsman Kapital head out to the uncharted landscapes of Mongolia for their latest catalogue "Peace Pilgrim". The archive of Kapital's stunning catalogues has seen tag-team duo Kiro Hirata and Eric Kvatek take to the most diverse range of locations throughout the world. From exotic beaches in Hawaii, to ancient ruins of Peru, and vast ...
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Carhartt WIP x Neighbourhood Spring/Summer 2014

Carhartt Work In Progress collaborates with Japanese avant-americana label Neighborhood on a capsule collection of leopard-print workwear. This fall two acclaimed streetwear imprints, NEIGHBORHOOD and CarharttWIP, team up once again for a capsule collection of clean-cut heritage style. A testimony to both brands’ workwear aesthetic, the collection is crafted from each imprints signature iconic branding and fabrics; NEIGHBORHOOD’s leopard print on traditional Carhartt Dearborn canvas. The collection is filled with standout items ...
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New Denim Design Talent: HAMM

Today WGSN highlights Parson's graduate designer Hye Gin Hamm's thesis collection inspired by her native Korea's Seung Bok monk clothing fused with American style. Months of blood, sweat and tears culminate at Gradate Fashion Week, where BA graduate students showcase their collections to the industry for the first time. Each year delivers a swathe of fresh denim design talent with young designers ...
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KR3W Presents Dark Americana – Autumn/Winter 2014 -

Recognised as one of the first skate brands to blend fashion with skateboarding culture, LA label KR3W sets about pushing the boundaries one step further for Autumn with their latest collection Dark Americana. Arguably one of the more progressive skate labels on the market, KR3W has caused quite a stir in the skate scene over the past few seasons with its unapologetically ...
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Donwan Harrell for Lee Jeans – 125th Anniversary Special

In celebration of Lee jeans 125th anniversary, the iconic denim brand invites 4 of its favourite designers to help re-imagine Lee's most popular fit's and finishes. 2014 sees iconic denim brand and one of the big 3, Lee, celebrate its 125th anniversary. The year marks a grand landmark for the American brand and drives a series of special projects and exciting events, ...
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Alchemy Blues by Scotch and Soda

Amsterdam-based label Scotch & Soda kicks off the A/W 14 season with its Alchemy Blues Project, a special collection of 5 hand painted denim jackets. Scotch & Soda's denim line, Amsterdams Blauw, has collaborated with four graphic designers for Alchemy Blues Project, a special customisation collection of five Japanese selvedge denim trucker jackets. Inspired by the ancient theme of Alchemy and its basic elements ...
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Piero Turk – A Life With Denim

Italian denim designer Piero Turk launches his second denim book entitled: Details - A Life With Denim. Piero Turk is one of the denim industries most unsung heroes. A man behind the scenes, Turk has worked with some of the most important brands including Edwin, Lee, Replay and AG (Adriano Goldschmied) providing his wealth of knowledge and passion as both a ...
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Hollywood Ranch Market Spring/Summer 2014

Hollywood Ranch market releases its summer lookbooks for its denim lines Blue Blue and Blue Blue Japan, showcasing the brand's passion and craftsmanship for indigo. While indigo may be having its moment in fashion right now, no brand quite shares the same passion or expertise of the shade quite like the aptly named Blue Blue Japan. Founded on the love for the indigo ...
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Introducing: Rialto Jean Project

Meet Riato Jean Project, an eco-sustainable, philanthropic denim brand, specializing in hand-painted one-of-a-kind vintage jeans. One of the most loveable features about denim is that it gets better with age. From rips, tears and staining, it goes through it all - with all these blemishes only helping to increase the character of your favourite wears. LA designer and denim addict Erin ...
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FUCT – 20 Years of Nonconformism

Earlier this month, Stylesight's youth team received a copy of  Erik Brunetti's FUCT 20th anniversary book. While the book was released last year, the stunning content of the book made the post more than worth while. Here we take a look at some unseen imagery from the brands past twenty years. Erik Brunetti defined rebelliousness for the Generation X of skate ...
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Introducing: Sarva

During Berlin fashion week Swedish denim label Denim Demon launched its new concept, Sarva, a functional outdoor and jeanswear label made in Sweden. Throughout the late '60s and early '70s Sweden was proudly producing its own jeans through a number of small denim factories throughout the country. While these small firms served its domestic purpose, the cheap labor in the east ...
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Exclusive Interview: Farhad Samari

Stylesight speaks to LA-based photographer Farhad Samari on his about his passion for vintage denim, motivations, and the way he goes about crafting his arresting and stunning photos. Farhad Samari is the go-to-guy when its comes to shooting vintage denim and heritage-inspired clothing. The LA-based photographer has built a strong following amongst the purist denim community through his stunning work with contemporary ...
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Calvin Klein: The Re-Issue Project

Calvin Klein Jeans announces a new collaboration project with Myteresa.com for an exclusive selection of iconic re-issues. When you think back to denim the `90s, Calvin Klein’s provocative campaigns will be the most poignant imagery that springs to mind. Known for pushing the boundaries of acceptability, Calvin Klein’s sometimes shocking and always newsworthy advertisements were the key element to the designers ...
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3Sixteen Tour of Kuroki Mills

Japan is home to many active denim mills that produce the finest fabrics that you find on todays premium jeans. One of such is the renowned Kuroki, which New York's 3sixteen recently had the honour of taking a tour of and exclusively documenting along the way. By now many dedicated denim readers will be familiar or would have at some point ...
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AMFI – Masters of Denim

Amsterdam Fashion Institute celebrates its local indigo heroes with a special exhibition paying tribute to AMFI alumni who have contributed to bring Amsterdam into the golden age of denim. (Tony Tonnaer of Kings of Indigo) - "Denim has so much history and even more future. It speaks the world language of indigo and is a perfect way to show your values ...
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