Apr 27, 2017 | By Lourdes Linares
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Japanese born Brooklyn-based designer, Shin Murayama is giving vintage denim a whole new lease of life with his one-of-a-kind hybrid products reconstructed and repurposed from archive pieces.
Customization has always gone hand in hand with denim. From ’40 bikers toughening up their denim vests with gang badges to the hippies of the ’70s livening up their indigos with psychedelic appliques and embroideries. Today, designers like Dr. Romanelli, Ksubi and Bitching and Junkfood are still at it remixing denims in unique and unexpected way. This February another notable designer, Shin Murayama of Twoness introduced his collection of remade denim goods that will have denim lovers gushing over. A Bunker Fashion College (Tokyo) graduate, Muryama now lives and works in Brooklyn NY where he has his own workshop and artist studio. Specializing in personalization customization, Murayama revitalizes, revamps, and reconstructs vintage denims in a style that fuses together juxtaposing items like Levi’s and Lee truckers or creating entirely new garments like aprons out of chambray shirts. The first delivery from Twoness is the The Blue Collection featuring items like elongated western shirts, patched jeans and signature trucker jackets as well as a beautiful frayed necklace.
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