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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Universal Works Introduces Workshop Denim

British workwear brand Universal Works introduces Workshop denim, a capsule collection of denims handcrafted in England. In a market dominated by American and Japanese denim, we were delighted to hear about yet another British brand (see Story mfg, Tender Co. and Dawson) going against the grain and looking to local resources to produce their denims. This time around, it's Nottingham's Universal Works with ...
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Denim Style by Horst A. Friedrichs

Renowned photographer Horst A. Friedrichs offers his inspirational take on the very best of contemporary denim style in this must-have collectors book. Recently on the DDD, we have introduced our readers to a number of new denim books that have flooded the market. From Isko's Bluemasters, to Emily Current and Meritt Elliott's A Denim Story as well as more obscure takes like ...
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Introducing: Facing West

Drawing inspiration from the repairs of American miners and Japanese farmers alike, Lizzie Kroeze is giving these forgotten crafts a renewed appreciation for today. In the run up to Amsterdam's Denim Days next month (May 7-10) we shine a light on some of the city's new indigo stars. Today we highlight native artisan and her newly launched label Facing West. Drawing on heritage ...
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ISKO Launches “Bluemasters” Book

Last week, leading Turkish denim manufacturer ISKO hosted the launch of its new book Bluemasters, a release dedicated to the men and women who have brought innovation to denim. Here, Stylesight takes a detailed look through some of the pages of the book and what went down at the two launch events. While denim has always been a staple in the ...
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Introducing: Story mfg

The UK denim scene is on the rise. Over the past few years a select number of British based designers including have been championing the "Made in England" stamp of approval on their proudly crafted jeans that are eagerly nipping on the heels of their US and Japanese counterparts. Independent labels like Tender Co., Huit and Dawson Denim are admirably kickstarting the ...
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