New Denim Design Talent: Bandulu
By Samuel Trotman

Taking the idea of upcycling to a new level, “street couture” label Bandulu are rejuvenating vintage pieces through with vibrant hand embroideries and clever detailing.

Nov 27, 2014
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Taking the idea of upcycling to a new level, American “bootleg” brand Bandulu are rejuvenating vintage pieces through vibrant hand embroideries and clever detailing.

At first glance, Bandulu’s denims appear to be just another paint splattered pair of jeans. But look a little closer and you will see the intricate design and clever craftsmanship that goes into creating this optical illusions. Under the direction of artist Pat Peltier, the “street couture” label has made a name for itself in the youth market through its intricate and colourful and embroideries that replicate stained and splattered effects. 100% handmade in the U.S.A., Bandulu combines craftsmanship and consciousness – upcycling and re-appropriating vintage clothing for today. While the early collections recycled old Champion sweats, Russell Athletic tees and thrifted caps, the latest line has seen Peltier create full collections of denim, apparel and accessories that include chore coats and 5-pocket jeans with the brands signature embroideries. Take a look over at VFiles to see the full collection and read more on the brand. Bandulu Twitter | Bandulu Tumblr


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