Suzusan – Bringing The Ancient Art of Shibori Into Today

Today, Stylesight's denim team takes a look at the stunning work of Hiroshi Murase, creative director of Suzusan, and 4th generation of a Shibori-making family. Take a look back a few years and the term Shibori would be virtually unknown to many western designers, but over the past two seasons, the ancient Japanese resist-dyeing technique has hit the mainstream within fashion and beyond. From ...
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Pharrell Williams presents G-Star RAW for the Oceans

Earlier this week denim giant G-Star RAW announced an innovative collaboration with eco-manufacturer Bionic Yarn for a collection of sustainable denims made from recycled plastic bottles gathered from the sea. As one of the denim industry's most forward-looking companies, G-Star has always recognized sustainability as a core driver for the business. This week saw the Dutch label expand upon its sustainable ...
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Last weekend: Rin Tanaka Inspiration LA

We're currently out in Los Angeles, and visited the awesome Rin Tanaka Inspiration LA show on Friday and Saturday – a must on the Stylesight Denim calendar. The show is normally held in Long Beach, but this year the mastermind and vintage expert behind the Inspiration show, Rin Tanaka, decided to change the venue to the more convenient LA Mart in ...
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Jacket Required Denim Wrap – Fall/Winter 14 -

London's premium menswear trade show Jacket Required hosted its sixth edition this week (February 5-6) bringing together a tightly edited selection of the most current menswear labels from around the world. Its new East London residency saw the show expand to its biggest and best yet, with over 150 brands showcasing wares from across the denim, urban and premium sectors. Here Stylesight's denim team ...
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Introducing: Tonsure

Scandinavian menswear brand Tonsure is giving denim a new international outlook this fall with their range of classic yet forward-thinking clothes for the modern man. While the workwear trend remains the core theme for many of todays menswear denim labels, a small group of progressive designers are pushing the fabric in a much more polished and refined directions. One example of ...
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The Vintage Denim Banner – An Old Western Custom

Today, Stylesight's denim team takes a look at one of denim's most cherished and sought-after relics: the denim banner. The colorful and eye-catching banners of mid-century denim advertising are getting a significant resurgence at the moment. We've noted the banners cropping up at trade shows as well as being re-embraced in stores, design studios and among collectors alike. So how did they ...
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Imogene + Willie Store Opening Portland

Denim duo Imogene and Willie bring a taste of the south to Portland with a beautiful sister store to complement their good ole’ Nashville, Tennessee location. Husband and wife team, Matt and Carrie Eddmenson, expand upon their bricks and mortar location with the opening of their second standalone store in Portland, Oregon. Bringing the same humble southwest flavor as their original ...
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Levi’s Vintage Clothing Revives Bing’s Original Denim Tux

Levi's Vintage Clothing is known for their iconic reissues and special editions that relive their treasured archive, but for S/S 14 the brand is reviving one of its most iconic pieces that changed the denim history. Most of our readers will be aware of the term "Canadian Tuxedo", but have you ever wondered where the reference came from? Here's how the story ...
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We Love: Kapital Kountry, “College Of Navajo”

We have to stop posting about Kapital! But the product they are kicking out at the moment is awesome. The Japanese brand is known for putting the artisanal into Americana and its Kountry collection really is a true celebration of vintaged surface: darn stitched, patched and loved-to-death looks are modernized with quirky fabric choices and colors that you simply don't see ...
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Faustine Steinmetz – Spring/Summer 14

Today, we revisit young design talent Faustine Steinmetz, and her latest collection of progressive handmade denim goods. Earlier last year, we introduced you to Central St. Martins graduate Faustine Steinmetz and her stunning hand-woven mohair wool and hand-dyed indigo reinterpretation of Levi's 501 jeans and denim jacket. The Paris-born, London-based designer has made a valiant return for S/S 14, delivering an even more intricately crafted ...
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Paris Men’s Fashion Week Denim F/W 14 Runway Highlights

Men's Fashion Week shows continue apace and the latest Parisian runways were full of denim inspiration. Here's our pick of the best: 3.1 Philip Lim Many of this season's runway shows were inspired by the Wild West, but the 3.1 show proved that this sometimes-camp theme can be executed in a contemporary and tasteful manner. More obvious signature pieces, such as the ...
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Unseen Bombshells in Blue Jeans

Its Friday, so we thought we'd introduce our readers to a saucy treat today with this amazing denim shoot from the vintage denim vaults: an unseen and unreleased photo shoot showcasing original folk denims from the '70s. Avid denim fans will remember the charming American Denim a New Folk Art, the 1975 book that highlighted the beautiful folk art of 50 denim artists. The pieces ...
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Berlin Trade Show Wrap Fall/Winter 2014 -

Last week Stylesight's denim team flew over to Berlin to cover the major trade shows across the city and bring you the best denim news from F/W 14. There was a noticeable change of mood in the air in Berlin this January. While the juggernaut that is Bread & Butter remains the biggest show in the city (showcasing over 500 brands), the main ...
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Milan F/W 14 Men’s Fashion Week Denim Runway Highlights -

With the Men’s Fall/Winter 14 fashion week presentations ending in Milan last week, the Stylesight denim team rounds up the best denim looks to emerge from the shows. DSquared2 Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared cited the attire of the institutional support system as inspiration for this season. "Guards, psychiatrists, priests and lawyers" were listed in the show notes. Alongside the artfully ...
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Flying Horse Jeans Sanding Tool

UK denim brand Flying Horse show you how to give your jeans some wear and tear with their collector sanding tool. Debuting at SEEK trade show last week in Berlin, London based Flying Horse Jeans took an innovative approach to DIY distressing. Co-founders David Rix and Sanjay Madan were on hand at the talk us through the video that see's one of the ...
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