Bespoken F/W 10

Savile Row meets rock and roll for Bespoken's lookbook inspiration for F/W 10. The label is not a denim label, but worth looking at as it is based on the current dressing down trend mixing denim with classic tailored pieces. The actual name of the brand comes from the English term, which in old England referred to tailored clothing made ...
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PRPS F/W 10

PRPS's look book for F/W 10 gives us a peek at the direction the brand is taking for its Men's collection for fall. Mending details mixing indigo and ecru denim or denim on an army shirt silhouette are very interesting, as well as the Navajo print overshirt!
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Fujito F/W 2010

Go Fujito's  signature denim label, Fujito, is based on Japanese craftsmanship. His F/W 10 collection is named "Nikolai" and features light wash and raw denim offered in relaxed five pocket and trouser silhouettes. The Russian-influenced styling plays around basic knit hoodies, plaid and chambray shirts, as well as wool and nylon jackets.
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Snake & Dagger

Snake & Dagger is a new men's denim label that is using premium Japanese denim and British tailoring methods to achieve a very London urban look. Their first collection includes rusted and distressed washes, waxed finishes, and raw denim offered in four different fits. You can find them at Browns in London and United Arrows in Japan.
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Mr Mudd and Mr Gold

Mr Mudd and Mr Gold is a newly launched Stockholm-based store that carries a global assembly labels including some Japanese and Swedish denim brands. The clothing, footwear, design store and agency "aim to introduce, nurture and market new and exciting brands on the Nordic market." Their well-curated merchandise includes new, hard-to-find products as well as  heritage brands with a long ...
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Levi’s x Dr. Romanelli Sneaker

Another great denim-footwear partnership this season is the collaboration between Dr. Romanelli and Levi’s. The small footwear capsule collection is called California Beach. The vintage California-inspired sneaker has a denim upper with authentic jeanswear ID labels ID labels and hardware, such as rivets, buttons and leather patches on the heel.
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Future Denim Designers Award

To find out how emerging designers imagine the jeans of the future, Denim by Premiere Vision has asked students from the prestigious fashion and design school Central Saint Martins in London to participate in a contest that combines creativity, know-how and a knowledge of the denim industry. The legendary Adriano Goldschmied will act as the president of this new Denim ...
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Flaring Out – JFW F/W 10

Circular skirts and bell bottoms have shown up quite a bit this season, and we noticed Keita Maruyama's retro glam collection that features vintage finishes on super-wide legs and long skirts. His collection ties in with the "luxe-grunge" trend that mixes luxury fabrics with worn-out looks, or in this case, with denim. See the full collection in the Image Library.
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Marbleized & Tie-Dye Effects JFW F/W 10

Known for his collaborations with musicians in making stage costumes and album cover art, Ohal Ando, designer behind the label Lessthan, explored marbleized and tie-dye effects in indigo and grey tones for his new collection presented during Japan Fashion Week. He applied the visual effects to jeggings, as well as knits, coats and jackets - extending the trend well into ...
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Denimania

NET-A-PORTER, the online luxury fashion retailer, features fashion editorials updated weekly with new content and products viewed by over 2.5 million women each month. The site also has an online magazine, and this week's issue is all about denim! The issue includes the editors' top 10 denim icons and an interesting video on their top 10 denim moments including comments ...
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Entoptic’s Futuristic Look

Entoptic is a new label launched in 2009 by Wataru Matsumoto and Kenta Kakinuma, and they are also bringing armor influences into their collection. Worn by futuristic looking models, the futuristic F/W 10 collection is built around layering detailed shirts, weaved work dresses and simple knits with padded and zipper details. It's not all denim and chambray, but it is ...
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Armor Influences – JFW F/W 10

Designer Takeshi Osumi established the label Phenomenon "to express dance music mixed with various other genres transformed into garments." The result this season is a collection that revolves around armor-influenced details placed on classic items like the bomber jacket, paired with jeans that feature articulated knee darts and details on skinny and cropped versions, as well as coated drop crotch ...
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Lot 484

Lot 484 is the name of the collaboration between J.Crew and Japanese denim brand Warehouse . Named after their store located at 484 Broadway in New York, the exclusive pair of jeans are made in Japan using Warehouse's Japanese-loomed 1,000xx 14-ounce selvage denim and based on the Warehouse 800 model. Promoting the new style as a "jean for the denim ...
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Beautiful People – Womens JFW F/W 10

The women's collection from Beautiful People, presented during Japan Fashion Week, was equally inspiring for the junior market. Preppy knits and military-influenced jackets were paired with denim, leather skinnys and pleated skirts for a retro collegiate vibe. Vintage cigarette brand logo references and London tourist Tees added to the rebellious flavor and laid-back attitude. View the complete women's collection in the ...
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Beautiful People – Mens – JFW F/W 10

Another great inspiration for young men coming out of Japan Fashion Week is the collection from Beautiful People. It perfectly mixes denim with key materials for fall such as wool, melton and reverse skins. The label takes a cue from current women’s trends and features shrunken jackets paired with tailored pants for a preppy/varsity vibe that looks fresh.
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