Sep 22, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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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 and platinum blonde/purple hair, but it is her amateur couture creations that she delivers through her D.I.Y. tutorials that made her stand out in the blogging community. Beautifully shot as always, this short film shows the simple steps to creating your own bespoke pants, using nothing but white acrylic paint and a basic skinny jean. Below is the excerpt from Carpio on the project:
“My black jeans had a make over yesterday, they now look like they have been dipped in white concrete. I love the bursted and imperfect surface of the denim. They have become a delicate piece of clothing that will only get better with time. Flakes of paint will fall off on places where the fabric folds and a white wash will be left on the denim. Stains can be easily brushed off the dusty surface.
What you will need to make a pair of your own is some old jeans, a brush and acrylic paint. All you have to do is apply a thick layer of paint on the denim. After an hour or two your jeans should be dry and stiff. Now you can literally break them in. The paint will burst and the first half hour you´ll be losing a lot of paint flakes and dust. (A walk outside is recomended!) But after giving them a chance to shape to your body you can wear them without leaving a dust trail. I can’t wait to incorporate these into a few outfits!”
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