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Oct 31, 2013
Copenhagen’s Han Kjøbenhavn launches their debut co-brand collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills with a two-piece collection of indigo-dyed pieces.
Earlier this year Danish brand Han Kjøbenhavn opened their first flag ship store in NYC nestled nicely in the denim heavy Soho district. Since then we’ve had our eye on this Scandinavian denim brand who say they take design influence from clean Danish aesthetic and rowdy workmen. Their philosophy towards denim design is simple but innovative with beautiful elements.
Most recently they have hooked up with American wool specialists Pendelton Wollen Mills for a small capsule collection. Combining Han Kjøbenhavn’s sleek design aesthetic with Pendleton’s iconic fabrications, the co-brand collaboration named sea wolf features a range of indigo-dyed pieces with Asian inspired graphic camo prints that are reminiscent of traditional Japanese water prints. The garments are made from 100% American sourced wool and the range consists of “the field chino” tailored fitted straight leg pant, “the sailor jacket” a tailored jacket with simple detailing and a slim fitting shirt aptly named “the public shirt” which we think is an indigo update of a classic. The fabrics look cosy and winter ready.
We especially like their innovative look-book that goes along with the collaboration. Han Kjøbenhavn said that they have been getting increased interest in their line from the US market so collaborating with such a well known American mill is a smart move in our eyes. Pendelton Mills is a company steeped in history and they are known for sourcing the finest quality wool. They also have a great history of social responsibility and philanthropy work and we think that is pretty cool also.
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