326 posts tagged denim in ALL BLOGS

Refinery 29: Month of Denim!

It's always interesting to keep an eye on what retailers are doing denim-wise out there on the worldwide web. Last week we noticed a feature on Refinery29's website celebrating a whole month dedicated to denim. For the entire month of April, the site interviews celebrities, industry insiders and just downright cool dudes on their denim wardrobes. The Month kicked off with denim 'It' ...
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Madewell Denim Roadtrip

We love those vintage silver airstream vans, and now that festival season has kicked off we're getting itchy for a road trip. It seems like we're not the only ones: J.Crew's little sister brand Madewell has hijacked a huge vintage airstream and is taking it on a denim road trip of the U.S. over the next few weeks.  The van is ...
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Denim Highlights, Tokyo Fashion Week, Part 2

In our second installment from the Tokyo runways, we feature four more brands that caught our eye for denim inspiration. Whiz Limited Designer Hiroaki Shitano started making hand-printed shirts that he sold to friends, and the venture grew into Whiz Limited simply by work of mouth and popularity. Like many of the brands we showcased yesterday, Shitano's F/W 12 collection looks to the great outdoors ...
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KAPITAL Clothing Arrives at Anthem London

Japan's KAPITAL clothing is a renowned institue and a 'must see' when visiting Tokyo. The denim label is well known for its secrecy and rarely stocked outside the Japan stores. However, at February's Project Wooster at the Magic trade shows, the brand was showing their wares for the first time, marking a notable change from their 'closed doors' nature. Last week we were ...
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Presented under the ever-expanding Comme des Garçons group is the youth-oriented Ganryu line, a unisex street-style label designed by Fumito Ganryu. As the former patternmaker for Junya Watanabe, designer Fumito Ganryu has been lauded for his natural tendency towards progressive, avant-garde designs. Sitting among the eclectic labels of COMME des GARCONS, Ganryu’s unisex street style label flourishes for this season with an exclusive ...
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Love Aesthetics / THVM: D.I.Y. Cracked White Denim

Los Angeles-based denim brand Thvm teamed up with Netherlands blogger, Ivania Carpio of Love Aesthetics for an exclusive D.I.Y cracked white denim project. For the latest installment of Thvm Rag (Thvm's biannual publication), the abundantly artistic magazine selected emerging dutch blogger, Ivania Carpio of Love Aesthetic to collaborate on a D.I.Y. denim project. Carpio is internationally renowned for her clean-cut style, minimal aesthetics, neutral colors ...
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Nudie Jeans ‘Woad/Guado’ Limited Edition Dyed Collection

Spring is officially here and just in time as Nudie Jeans introduces a limited edition “Woad/Guado” collection – an exclusive 100% organic six piece line dyed from the ancient woad plant. Recognized as the earliest known method of indigo coloring, dyes produced from woad trace back to medieval times. While organic and historically rich, the cultivation of the plant is hardly commercially viable - ...
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The Heritage Post Issue #1

Earlier this year Germany's Uwe van Afferden launched their new magazine, The Heritage Post (Magazin für Herrenkultur), dedicated to the essence of craft and heritagewear. The Heritage Post features a manifestation of everything within the scope of "heritage". The magazine is a blend of vintage style and authentic, timeless products that span different lifestyle sub-categories. From the hand-drawn front cover to the considered breakdown of products, the ...
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Brand Watch – Anerkjendt

After a successful debut season at the F/W 12 trade shows, Danish label Anerkjendt is the brand everyone's talking about. Launched by the respected Per Johansen, founder of men’s young fashion brand Humör (and also women’s young fashion brands Nümph and Rütme) Anerkjendt is a new line of high quality denim and rich seperates that pools the creative resources of Humör with heritage-inspired garments. The first lookbook for ...
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Takashi Tateno: Interview With a Workwear Legend

Takashi Tateno has always been into workwear in a big way, years before the trend took hold in Europe and the U.S. in recent years. His love of all things archival and durable started in 1999 while still at university, and he gradually devoted more and more of his time and energy to the craft. If you are a purist denimhead you ...
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Studio Visit: De Rien

Earlier this week we were invited by Richard and Cosmo Wise of De Rien to visit their studio space over in Hackney Wick and find out more about the brand. London rag couturiers, Richard and Cosmo Wise's vintage inspired label, De Rien is a product of the present with lessons from the past. Inspired by period workwear — mainly French from the 1880s through ...
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Topman Denim Jacket Project

The trusted denim jacket has been having a resurgence as of late with designers, artists and DIY kids putting their stamp on this all American item. Topman's latest design project taps into this remixed denim revolution with their upcoming Denim Jacket Project. For this exclusive design project, Topman invited some of the most progressive designers from both sides of the Atlantic ...
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Mr Porter: Denim Skate Inspiration

Online menswear store Mr Porter showcased their latest delivery of denim with the talented 18 year-old skateboarder and aspiring photographer, Costa Kardana. As part of Mr Porter's latest online journal, The Working Man's Issue, the menswear store calls out denim as a key fabric for the season with a skate-driven photo shoot featuring  Kardana. He demonstrates why this iconic fabric is a hardwearing ...
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New Brand: Blue Blanket

At our recent trip to Rin Tanaka's Inspiration show, we discovered a number of exciting denim treasures, one of which is new denim brand, Blue Blanket, by non other than Italian denim guru, Antonio Di Battista.  Antonio Di Battista is an Italian Designer who has been involved in the denim business for more than 20 years, running a consultancy firm in Italy for ...
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Milan Denim Runway Highlights -

From perennial favorites like Dsquared2 and Roberto Cavalli to brash and spangled Blumarine and through to demure and lady-like Krizia,  we present a detailed look at the key denim collections to arise out of the Milano Fall/Winter 2012 runways. Dsquared2   Channelling 50s and 60s youth rebellion, DSquared2's F/W 12 Runway was awash with debutantes on their way to prom night, but with a playful DSquared2-style twist. The beehive ...
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