Nicola Formichetti debuts Diesel campaign with Instagram artist collaboration at SXSW 2015

After four days packed with fashion focused talks from the likes of model Karlie Kloss and Lucky Editor-in-Chief Eva Chen, the final day of SXSW Interactive saw a fireside discussion hosted by Dazed Magazine’s News Editor Zing Tsjeng with Diesel’s Creative Director Nicola Formichetti. The designer discussed a whole range of subjects ranging from ‘Insta-Identities’ and crowdsourcing to the changing ...
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Closed launches #denimlovers campaign for S/S 15 -

For S/S 15 Closed denim is looking back into their famed archives of their 1985 heyday reviving some of the most iconic styles for today. To celebrate the launch the French brand is taking the new collection to the street with the new #denimlovers campaign. Since the 1980s, Closed has been a favorite among actors, musicians and plain old denim heads ...
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Late last year, Espirit unveiled its brand to Amsterdam.  If you were test a new denim programme in any European city right now it would have to be Amsterdam, the denim capital of Europe. So it came as no surprise when Espirit decided to kick start their new brand there last October with a small test store in the ...
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Endrime Fall/Winter 2015 Lookbook

British denim brand Endrime taps Nick Clements to shoot the Autumn/Winter 2015 lookbook A Kind of Blue. As one of the most knowledgable and geeky denim heads in the industry we're always excited to see what Mohsin Sajid of Endrime has up his sleeve each season. An expert in denim design and the fabric itself, Mohsin has made a name for ...
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Slam Jam x Carhartt WIP “Boom Town Slickers”

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Slam Jam team up with Carhartt WIP for a collection of reworked classics. To celebrate its jubilee, Italian fashion and lifestyle store Slam Jam have joined forces with longtime partner Carhartt WIP to develop a special project called "Boom Town Slickers". Under the creative direction of Carhartt's designer Andrew Bunney, the two companies have developed a ...
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Rare Denim Book Exhibit at Kingpins NY

Back in January of this year, NYC kicked off textile week with the intimate yet renowned denim Kingpins show, with over 60 global exhibitors in attendance. Artistic Fabric Mills treated their visitors to a collection of very rare denim books from Loomchatter group Henry Wong’s library, which caused some real excitement in the denim community. A truly great denim book comes ...
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Denim Dudes Book Launch London

Last Friday 27th February saw the official London launch party of Denim Dudes, the recent book release by Amy Leverton that features over 80 industry names from the world of denim. Shortly after the initial release at Rin Tanaka's Inspiration LA, Amy Leverton continues her global book launches for the highly celebrated Denim Dudes book. As the hometown of the author, ...
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Calik Denim Campaign Photographed by Eric Kvatek

Leading Turkish denim mill Calik team up with accomplished photographer Eric Kvatek to shoot their fabric collection.  While many of our denim savvy readers will be familiar with the various American and Japanese mill names popping up on their favourite raw wears, Calik might not be such a recognisable title. Based out of Malatya in Turky, this intergrated yarn and weaving ...
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Desert and Denim – Not Your 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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