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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E. Tautz Channel Luxury Tomboy Style For Spring/Summer 2015 -

Revived heritage menswear brand E. Tautz takes its first tentative dip into womenswear with a tomboy take on the men’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. E. Tautz creative director Patrick Grant hit the right note for contemporary denim back in June last year when he presented his Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collection of concept-cut denims. Showcased at London Collections: Men, Grant sent a brigade of ...
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Must-read: “Mottainai: The Fabric of Life Lessons in Frugality from Traditional Japan”

Presenting a thorough guide to Japanese heritage textiles, Mottainai: The Fabric of Life Lessons in Frugality from Traditional Japan is a must-have for indigo lovers and denim heads alike. Over the past five years there has been a growing interest in Japanese heritage textiles and the storied history behind them. Everyone from vintage collectors to designers and art galleries that have been celebrating the ...
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Kapital releases Spring 2015 lookbook, “Sant Domingo Burning” -

Japanese denim craftsman, Kapital launches into the spring season with the release of their latest lookbook, Sant Domingo Burning. Late last year the WGSN Denim Team was lucky enough to squeeze in one of our annual denim inspiration trips to Tokyo. As always, we were sure to stop by the few Kapital stores in the city and check out the latest ...
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Levi’s Appoints Tracey Panek As New Archivist and Historian

After nearly 25 years at the helm of Levi's treasured archive, the legendary Lynn Downey hands over the reigns to Tracey Panek. In 1989, then-CEO Bob Haas decided that Levi Strauss & Co. needed a professional archivist and historian to manage the company’s historical materials and tell LS&Co.’s stories to employees, consumers and the world at large. Lynn Downey was the ...
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Introducing: CL by Hamid Holloman

Specializing in custom one-of-a-kind garments built from timeless textiles, Custom Lifestyle by Hamid Holloman is redefining vintage for the modern man. When you hear the words “custom lifestyle” you may think about the ideals of creating your own destiny and making your own rules. These are the core values that artist and designer Hamid Holloman works to when creating his unique custom-creations for ...
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Levi’s Laundrette Advert (1985)

In 1985, Levi's changed denim advertising history forever with its high brow ad, "Laundrette". Here WGSN takes a look at the story behind the notorious commercial.  1985 was a big year. Boris Becker won Wimbledon aged 17. Live Aid changed pretty much everything, and Marvin Gaye’s “I heard it through the grapevine” provided the soundtrack to one of the most notorious ...
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TRNK Presents: At Home With Frank Muytjens

Burgeoning design authority TRNK takes a look inside the upstate New York home of J. Crew's Frank Muytjens. In line with the brands they masterfully curate, denim designers are known for kitting out their houses as perfectly as their collections. Thanks to a number of glossy mags we've had the chance to peek inside the walls of Scott Morrison's Catskills retreat and dug through ...
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Diesel presents its Pre-Fall 2015 collection

Centered on three subcultural themes, Diesel presents its Pre-Fall 2015 collection with a strong helping of leather, denim and bleach-splashed garments. Marking the second seasonal showing from artistic director Nicola Formichetti, the Italian-Japanese designer once again captures the youthful spirit of Diesel in this winter collection. Entitled Wolfpack, the Men’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection draws inspiration from the style and fabrics worn by bikers of the ...
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