Denim Design Talent: Ximon Lee

Young menswear designer Ximon Lee pushes the boundaries of denim textiles with his graduate collection that explores the contrast between synthetic and organic textures. A recent graduate of Parsons New School of Design, Ximon Lee emerged as one of 2014's most promising new design talents with his final thesis collection entitled “Children of Leningradsky.” A former intern for the likes of Calvin Klein ...
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Kapital Indigo No 8 Collection

Japanese denim craftsman Kapital release the 8th edition of their ongoing "Indigo" collection with a series of deep purple denims. While Kapital are known for their beautiful use of indigo shades fall 2014 sees the brand introduce a more vibrant shade to their denim collections. The small range is part of the ongoing Indigo collection, and the follow on from the ...
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Vintage King by Larry McKaughan

Legendary vintage collector Larry McKaughan showcases a never seen before look at his prized collection of rare vintage finds in his new book "Vintage King." When it comes to vintage clothing collectors, they don't come more serious than Larry McKaughan. For more than 20 years, the vintage enthusiast has pioneered and set the standard in the vintage market and reproduction garment ...
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The Hiut Denim Co Hacks Rivet and Hide Window

Made in Britain denim brand Huit Denim Co push the boundaries of consumer interaction with their new window "hack" installation at London denim boutique Rivet & Hide. If you haven’t come across Hiut Denim Co, they are a small start up looking to bring jobs back to Britain by making raw jeans in a beautiful corner of Wales. Founders David and Claire ...
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Lot, Stock & Barrel Opens Second Concept Store in LA

Following the successful launch of their debut store in LA's burgeoning downtown district, vintage enthusiasts Lot, Stock and Barrel continues their expansion with their second concept space in the nearby Art District. When it comes to vintage denim, LA has some of the best second-hand boutiques in the world. From bargain local thrift stores to designer vintage meccas and of course the infamous ...
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The Live in Levi’s Project

Everyone has a story behind their favourite pair of Levi's and to celebrate this, the iconic blue jeans brand has launched its 'Live in Levi's Project'. It's been said that the best thing about denim is that it gets better with age. Whether its a stellar fade from raw or just busted up stonewash, the trusty twill will endure the myriad of ...
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H&M Go Green With Conscious Denim Collection.

Scandinavian retail giant H&M offers a sustainable alternative to your average pair of jeans with the launch of their green line, Conscious. Green initiatives are nothing new to Swedish fashion house H&M, but this autumn sees the brand take its green activity blue (or indigo rather) with the launch of their first ethical denim collection, Conscious. Launching in stores and online October ...
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Marques Almeida x Topshop

Retail giant Topshop prepare for their latest designer collaboration, this season teaming up with denim design duo Marques Almeida for fall 14. Fresh off the heels of their S/S 16 London Fashion Week runway show, masters of denim destruction Marques Almeida get set for one of the most anticipated designer collaborations of the season. Launching October 9th, the Portuguese design duo will ...
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F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer “The Traveling Trailer” Pop-Up Store NY

After a successful launch in Japan, Visvim F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer brings its pop-up concept "The Travelling Trailer" to New York's Dover Street Market. Amongst the hype and glamour of New York S/S 16 Fashion Week's schedule, Visvim designer Hiroki Nakamura is showcasing a slightly less polished offering for fashionistas and denim heads alike. For the first time, Hiroki's pop-up concept “The Traveling Trailer” ...
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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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Introducing: Bethnals

Bethnals is a new denim brand from London, and offering unique unisex jeans for A/W 14. One of the greatest qualities of denim is its unrivalled universal and unisex appeal. From girls borrowing their boyfriends jeans or trucker jackets or indy boys squeezing into women's lean skinnies, denims generic style has a place for all. One designer who is tapping into this unisex approach, is London-based denim ...
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G-Star Launches Raw for the Oceans Collection

Today G-Star launched its eco initiative RAW for the Oceans, a collaborative project that  that takes plastic from the world’s oceans and transforms it into innovative denim and apparel. To accompany the online release, the Dutch denim giant showcased the collection through a digital campaign of quirky gifs and illustrations. Following the announcement of the Raw for the Oceans collection back in ...
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Trading Post by Dr. Collectors

American indigo craft brand Dr. Collectors brings its French chic-meets-Americana aesthetic to LA's up-and-coming La Brea district with the opening of their first flagship store. With over 40 years of collecting under his belt, vintage fanatic Olivier Grasset has become one of the most revered names in the business. Fascinated by American vintage denim, Grassett together with is son Teddy run Dr. ...
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Denim Design Talent: Alex Mullins -

WGSN takes a closer look at the S/S 2015 collection of London based menswear designer Alex Mullins. Hailing from south west London, Alex Mullins studied BA Fashion with Print at Central Saint Martins, following with an MA in menswear at the Royal College of Art. A 2012 graduate, Mullins was part of the initial collective of young designers (alongside Craig Green and ...
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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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