Martelli x Diesel x AMFI x Denim School x Candiani

The other week, while we were at the Amsterdam Kingpins show, an inventive collaboration caught our eye between the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), the House of Denim school, Diesel, leading Italian laundry, Martelli, and leading Italian mill, Candiani. The project involved six students from both AMFI and House of Denim School with different specializations: Design, Management and Branding, to create a new ...
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Kiko x Opening Ceremony S/S 14: Denim Dream

Japanese Beauty Kiko Mizuhara has collaborated yet again with Opening Ceremony for S/S 14. We love Kiko Mizuhara; she has amazing style and is a real denim dream who's always rocking the best denim looks. Her collaboration with Opening Ceremony has been pretty successful over the last couple of seasons, especially the infamous Pizza pieces as sported by Beyoncé so we were excited ...
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Christophe Lemaire Spring/Summer 2014

French designer, Christophe Lemaire's latest summer collection presents denim in a new and refined aesthetic. Earlier this month we highlighted Phillip Lim's female capsule collection of muted denim shades and clean silhouettes that present the fabric in a new polished light. We recently came across a similar collection for men, from Parisian designer and artistic director of Hermés, Christophe Lemaire. For ...
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Introducing: Indigo People

Born out of the love of traditional craftsmanship and natural indigo, Dutch accessory brand, Indigo People are sharing their passion with the world with their collection of hand-spun and dyed scarves. For S/S 14, the fashion market has been awash with indigo shades. From denim, to apparel and accessories, brands are introducing a variety of print and dye techniques that reference a host ...
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Indigo Hand Dye in Pakistan: Artistic Fabric Mills

As you know, last week we were in Amsterdam at the Kingpins trade show and whist there, we learned about a fascinating indigo dye story that captured our attention. There is a magic in the act of putting cloth in hand and hand in indigo that inspires those who work with denim, but we hear time and again about the difficulties ...
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Journal de Nîmes Nº10 – Amsterdam The City of Blue

As the dust settles over Amsterdam after the successful launch of Denim Days, we take a look through the pages of Tenue de Nîmes 10th issue of Journal de Nîmes that highlights their proud indigo city. "Is Amsterdam the jeans capital of Europe?" is the opening line of the latest issue of Tenue de Nîmes publication series, Journal de Nîmes. For ...
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Indigo Rooster at Amsterdam Denim Days

Miles Johnson and Lizzie Kroeze resurrect the stunning Indigo Rooster once again for a special exhibition during Amsterdam Denim Days last week. Earlier last year we wrote about a unique denim exhibition and event in Amsterdam called Indigo Rooster. Originally initiated by Miles Johnson of Levi's Vintage Clothing, the presentation showcased the designers incredible archive of indigo textiles and clothing that ...
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Introducing: MickKeus

While over in Amsterdam last week for denim days we were introduced to a number of start-up brands emerging out of the Dutch capital. One of the most progressive and interesting labels we discovered was +MICKKEUS, a small up-cycle atelier thats reappropriating vintage Levi's for today. Here Stylesight speaks to the founder and designer Mick Keus. Its safe to say that Amsterdam's denim ...
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Amsterdam Denim Days 2014 Highlights

You might have noticed that the DDD went a little quiet last week: that's because the denim team was over in Amsterdam attending the many events, shows and happenings as part of the city's first ever Denim Days. Denim Days is a four-day celebration of everything indigo. We're back now and full to the brim with inspiration and enthusiasm. Stay tuned ...
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Kapital Summer 2014 “Denim Men Love Cats” Catalogue

Rolling of the success of their recently released "Kapital World Documentary," Japanese denim connoisseurs Kapital launches into summer 14 with their latest catalogue, Denim Men Love Cats. Another season, another stunning lookbook from one of our favorite Japanese denim brands, Kapital. In their usual picturesque aesthetic, twin forces Kiro Hirata and Eric Kvatek unite once again with this vivacious shoot for ...
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Faustine Steinmetz: Two New Videos and a New Collection

We've been huge fans of the awesome Faustine Steinmetz since she emerged with her mohair denim pieces early in 2013, and then her tapestry jean earlier this year. Now she has released yet another inspiring concept as well as two amazing videos. If you don't know who she is, be prepared to be amazed right now! Video one takes us through the ...
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Amsterdam Denim Days 2014

Next week (May 7-10), Amsterdam will be turning a decided hue of indigo with the debut of Denim Days, a series of industry trade shows and denim events throughout the city. By now our readers will no doubt have heard about the forthcoming denim event of the year, Denim Days in Europe's official denim capital, Amsterdam. Hosted by House of Denim, ...
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Inspirational Surfaces: Faye Toogood

Much talked about furniture and product design guru, Faye Toogood has entered into the foray of fashion with this inspirational range of treated jackets. Faye Toogood's product design shows an experimental and innovative use of  materials and treatments from burnished surfaces to matt, clay-like aspects. She's made a serious name for herself on the global interiors scene and amassed a cult following. ...
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Jean Paul Gaultier – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Earlier this month the Barbican in London launched the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, Jean Paul Gaultier. Among the many avant-garde pieces on show were a selection of the designer's cutting-edge denim designs. Here, Stylesight showcases the best indigo creations from the renowned designer. Over the last 40 years Jean Paul Gaultier has helped shape the fashion landscape with ...
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3.1 Phillip Lim Launches Capsule Denim Collection

Earlier this week, New York's street ready runway designer Phillip Lim launched his debut denim capsule collection of sleek indigo goodness. Over the past several seasons the denim market has undergone somewhat of a renaissance to give the fabric a new polished identity. Kick-started by the clean and minimalist aesthetic introduced by runway designers such as Stella McCartney, Celine and Derek ...
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