Tributes vs Copyrights

In our industry, it is widely acknowledged that heritage brands, like Levi’s and Lee, have inspired countless labels’ basic core items. The current trend around the gold mining era of the early twentieth century and the replica of authentic details has turned everyone’s attention to the archives of original brands. Denim cult labels are issuing special editions as a ...
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Fashion Illustration

Fashion illustrations may be coming back in style. The cover of Harper's Bazaar Australia will feature an illustration from David Bromley based on a January 2010 Editorial from Harper's Bazaar Russia featuring Lily Allen.  Known not only for her music but also for her unique style, the fashion muse was the new face for Chanel handbags last fall. This is ...
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The Cutthroat World Of Premium Denim

Douglas Keeve's Dirty Denim series on the Sundance Channel gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the L.A. Mecca of the denim business and its evolution. The online documentary clips feature Chip of Chip & Pepper, who explains the hardcore reality of the denim industry, from stealing each other’s samples and spying on competitors to copying washes and blackmailing workers in ...
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Denim Short Stories

For the release of nine new jeans washes, Tiger of Sweden wanted to do something more creative than the usual window display. That's when they came up with the film project: The Night Stories. Based on the idea that every pair of jeans has a unique story to tell, "a story written by the jeans and the person who wears ...
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Western Inspiration

Denim and the music industry have always been linked. With the Navajo and Western trends continuing, these pictures could easily become inspiration for a photo shoot. They were taken by Michael Cooper in 1969 when Keith Richards, Gram Parsons and Anita Pallenberg took a trip to Joshua Tree  National Park. Cool!
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Rad for Rad Hourani

Rad Hourani’s minimalist, androgynous signature look keeps getting noticed. The Canadian avant-garde designer is known for his unisex timeless looks. Rad for Rad Hourani is a lower-priced collection built around denim stretch skinny jeans with zipper details, jackets and printed T-shirts, as well as scarves and vests that can be transformed depending on how you style them.
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Z Spoke

Z Spoke, the diffusion line from Zac Posen, recently launched at Saks Fifth Avenue. In Z Spoke, Posen revisits the styles of fashion icons that influenced him, like Jackie-O and Catherine Deneuve, adding a fresh American retro vibe. The Fall 2010 collection has a retro vibe with vintage-feeling pieces and includes more denim items, like clean-cut tailored jackets, denim suiting, ...
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Acne – Fall 10

Many trends have been blending luxury and distressed, rough influences. After the glam-rock look came luxe-grunge, and with Acne's Fall 10 lookbook, we now see the skinhead attitude meet the classy and refined man. The collection includes a slim coated black jean for a rubberized, leather effect accessorized with textured knits, cut-off gloves, tuques and shiny boots. Blazers, bombers and ...
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Political Denim Campaign

Denimocracy's latest publicity campaign has been turning heads everywhere, largely due to the use of former Presidents' heads (in mask form) on sexy women's bodies wearing denim outfits. The campaign features Nixon in studded skinny jeans, Clinton in hot shorts and Kennedy in a distressed skinny and bra. We don't know if it's politically correct, but freedom of speech is ...
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Lanvin x Acne Jeans Denim Hi-Top

While the denim collaboration between Lanvin and Acne Jeans offers cocktail dresses for women, the men this season will be able to update their footwear with stylish denim hi-tops. The Lanvin sneaker comes with an Acne denim upper and interesting patent leather details, while the clean white sole and waxed laces give a sleek look.
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Lanvin x Acne S/S 2010

Swedish denim brand Acne's collaboration with French fashion house Lanvin is now available online. The take on a very classic draped denim dress and skirt carry the classic look of Lanvin pieces. The cocktail dresses feature ruched shoulders in soft Japanese light weight denim, and you can also find a feminine western shirt, an embellished top with luxurious silver beads ...
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Edwin’s Journal

Edwin Europe's site is always interesting to look at, especially for their Journal (Blog) section. In it you'll get some info on great vintage finds, like this incredible homemade jacket found in a small Tokyo basement store, as well as special vintage collections like these great suspender vintage jeans made from custom-made uneven 13 oz. Japanese selvage denim to create ...
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Junya Watanabe X Levi’s

This Junya Watanabe X Levi's jean, made in Japan, is the result of a collaboration using printed techniques that we've seen on the runway and in Marithe Francois Girbaud's collections. The back of the pant is a standard pair of Levi's 501, but the drop crotch and relaxed fit front is made from a super cozy, thin cotton fabric with ...
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Orphan Denim by Matias

Orphan Denim is a new project by Matias Denim that gives back in a big way. 100% of all profits go to orphanages in underprivileged countries around the globe through Help For Orphans International. The sweatshop-free product is completely manufactured in Los Angeles to meet fair labor standards. Aside from his usual great denim, the collection includes plaid and denim ...
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Levi’s Jeans x House of Holland

Henry Holland X Levi’s capsule for Spring/Summer 2010 has finally hit retail in their second collaboration project so far. The very 80s range of products includes a classic trucker jacket, tees, jeans, denim skirts and knee-length dresses for women. Most items feature a play on strap details, in line with the House of Holland style. The limited edition has its ...
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