Desert and Denim – Not You’re Typical Trade Show

Earlier this month Juniper Ridge hosted Desert and Denim, a makers trade show in California's hi-desert. At the tail end of Rin Tinaka Inspiration trade show in LA, Feb 12-13, California health and beauty label Juniper Ridge threw a two day tradeshow/conference showcasing some of the best brands and makers in the world. However, this wasn't you're average trade show you've come ...
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Introducing: Brave Star Selvage

Brave Star Selvage is reinventing the way you buy premium denim and how much you pay. Last week while we were out in the LA denim office, we had the pleasure of meeting one of the cities denim veterans, Mik Serfontaine of Brave Star Selvage. A South African native but now a fully fledged California resident, Mik has a long history ...
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Vintage Treasures at LA’s Raggedy Threads

Since its founding in 2002, LA's Raggedy Threads vintage store has quickly become one of the go-to destinations for vintage enthusiasts and designers alike. Here we speak to the owner and founder, Jamie Wong on her favorite finds. While Little Tokyo may be off the beaten track of LA's retail and vintage store destinations like Melrose or La Brea, the area is becoming ...
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New Store Opening: Hollywood Trading Company

Earlier this month, Zip Stevenson of Hollywood Trading Company and Denim Doctors relocated his store from Beverly Blvd to the new upcoming area of West Adams Blvd. Zip Stevenson is one of LA's most seasoned veterans in American vintage. His passion for raw denim and searching out handcrafted vintage leather belts led to him to found Denim Doctors in 1994 and Hollywood ...
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Introducing: Bliss And Mischief

Hillary Justin is taking the idea of upcycling to a new level with her made-to-order, hand embroidered vintage denim goods. The denim team is still out on the West Coats soaking up the denim scene in LA  so today we're highlighting one of the new brands we discovered at Rin Tanaka's Inspiration show. Hailing from LA, Bliss And Mischief are gaining traction in ...
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Rin Tinaka Inspiration Vol.6: “Happiness is…”

Vintage enthusiasts re-united once again last weekend for the sixth edition of Rin Tanaka's annual show, Inspiration LA. Here, the WGSN denim team shares some of the highlights from the two-day event. For the past five years, Inspiration LA has gathered together fans and brands from all over the world for a two-day party celebrating American vintage and the clothing inspired by it. Now ...
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Story mfg. Showroom Visit

Last weekend, the denim team headed down to the East London canals to check out a unique and beautiful retail & showroom project by London-based denim purists, STORY mfg. STORY mfg. have been going since 2013 and focus on ‘Slow Made’ product, natural dyes, season-less drops and British manufacturing. They were keen to find the brand a place to call its ...
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Denim Dudes: Street Style, Vintage, Workwear, Obession

This week at Rin Tinaka Inspiration, WGSN's very own Head of Youth and Denim will present the launch of her debut book, Denim Dudes. As a member of the WGSN denim team (and Amy's assistant of four years), I'm very proud to introduce our readers to the upcoming release of Amy Leverton's Denim Dudes book. For those who don't know, Amy ...
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Indigo People Spring/Summer 2015

Founded on the affection for traditional craftsmanship and the love of natural indigo, Amsterdam-based label Indigo People present their S/S 15 collection True Nature. Last month at Bread & Butter's "Back to The Street" show in Berlin, we were able to catch up with the good folks at Indigo People. Only in its second season, the Dutch brand has been making waves ...
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Tenue De Nîmes Announces Own Denim Line

After 3 years of planning and development, Amsterdam-based denim boutique Tenue de Nîmes finally announce their own brand of jeans. Back in 2012 when we visited the Dutch capital for our Amsterdam denim guide, we sat down down and spoke to Rene (see interview here), one of the owners and founders of the award winning denim store Tenue de Nîmes. During ...
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Workwear – Factory Floor to Fashion Statement

Last week in Glasgow, Make Works presented their second public event series in Scotland at the Glasgow School of Art with a series of talks by designers, manufacturers and researchers around the theme of 'workwear'. Our denim contributor Bex Robinson gives the lowdown on the event.  In one of the largest industrial cities in the UK, online factory finder Make works in ...
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Levi’s Open Line 8 Pop-Up Store in Shoreditch

Last week January 23, Levi's celebrated the launch of their first pop-up store dedicated to its Line 8 collection. East London's Charlotte Road, got another addition to its growing portfolio of denim stores with the opening of Levi's Line 8 pop-up store. Located in the heart of Shoreditch, for five months, the store sits alongside Denham and Edwin retail spaces as ...
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Lee Jeans for Soulland S/S 15 Patchwork Denim

Copenhagen menswear label Soulland collaborates with original jeans label Lee on a collection of abstract patchwork denim pieces. While Lee Jeans is best known for its classic styles, the 125 year-old heritage label keeps itself relevant for today through its designer collaborations that it completes each season. Recent alignments include London's Other Store, Donwan Harrell as well as its seasonal partnership with ...
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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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Chain Gang L.A. – Keeping The Vanishing Art of Chainstitching Alive

With deep roots in Los Angeles' cult car and bike club culture, Tommy D of East LA's The Chain Gang is passionate about keeping the vanishing art of chain stitching alive. To celebrate the heritage craft and showcase their residency at local LA denim store Lot, Stock and Barrel, Tommy D and his team get a highlight through this short ...
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