Author Archives: Amy Leverton


Introducing: Story mfg

The UK denim scene is on the rise. Over the past few years a select number of British based designers including have been championing the "Made in England" stamp of approval on their proudly crafted jeans that are eagerly nipping on the heels of their US and Japanese counterparts. Independent labels like Tender Co., Huit and Dawson Denim are admirably kickstarting the ...
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Exclusive Stylesight Video: Mohsin And His Machines

We brought you a great video just over a week ago, exploring the work and studio of Mohsin Sajid, founder of Endrime, an emerging British denim brand. While spending time with Mohsin, we thought it would be cool to make a video all about his machines. This guy has a LOT; he's one of the biggest collectors in the UK ...
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We Love: Diesel x iD Magazine’s Dance Video

Entitled "The Danger of Dancing in Jeans," this awesome new video showcases a plethora of dance moves to turnaround that mid-week slump! Shot on the streets of LA and directed by Jacob Sutton, the video takes viewers on a journey through the A-Z of dance, and features Lil Buck dancing the Memphis Jookin, Nicole-The-Pole, star of Rihanna's "Pour It Up" video, ...
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Nicola Formichetti’s First Full Collection for Diesel

Nicola Formichetti has been the Artistic Director for Diesel for exactly a year, but as many of us will know, it takes a couple of seasons for someone to make a real change at a fashion label. So last week's F/W 14 show, held in Venice, Italy, was Formichetti's first full collection with the Italian denim brand, and a product of ...
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We Love: Kapital Spring 2014 Basics Video

This Kapital lookbook video caught our eye the other day for its innovative use of the barbie-style plastic doll! KAPITAL Spring 2014 Basic Collection from KAPITAL on Vimeo. The artisan Japanese brand has created miniature replicas of their key looks from their basics collection for summer and put on a sweet little runway show to celebrate the launch. Miniatures jeans are a ...
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Nudie Jeans Store

Last week, Nudie Jeans opened the doors of its second Repair Shop in Stockholm, Sweden. Located at Jakobsbergsgatan 11, Bibliotekstan, Stockholm II, the shop is the 17th standalone for the Swedish denim brand globally. Nudie Jeans is going from strength to strength at the moment, with new stores in Gothenburg, London, Los Angeles, Sydney and Osaka having opened over recent months. This latest addition ...
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Black Lips x April77

Hip Parisian brand April77 has teamed up with even hipper Atlanta-based band Black Lips to create a black denim sleeveless biker jacket. The project coincides with the band's launch of Nightmare Field from their new album Underneath The Rainbow and purchase of the limited-edition jacket includes a box set with a flexi disk of the track and a poster of ...
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Exclusive Stylesight Video: Endrime Denim

A few weeks ago, we stopped by the Endrime Studios in East London to hang out with Mohsin Sajid and his many machines. Endrime (pt.1) from Stylesight on Vimeo. We've already blogged about Mohsin Sajid and his unique brand, Endrime a few times on the DDD; firstly because he's doing something quite standout from the normal 5-pocket denim brand out there and ...
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Exhibition: Boro, Threads Of Life At Somerset House

If you've missed the Boro trend over the last couple of seasons, then you must have been on a very long vacation! We've been seeing the look crop up on runways, on the street and in retail in various different guises. But it's important to remember that this is a trend born from tradition, something that should always be understood, ...
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Mike Brodie: A Period Of Juvenile Prosperity

We just got an email from the guys over at LN-CC about the Mike Brodie photography book, released back in March 2013. Brodie captured train riders, hitch-hikers and outsiders he met while traveling across America between 2004 and 2008. The photos uncover the network of individual and unique characters he came across, befriended and hung out with during his time ...
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Blue Print Amsterdam: Indigo Workshops

If you haven't heard about Blue Print Amsterdam, you should certainly check out what they're doing, as it's bang in-line with the indigo artisan movement that's emerging globally right now. The team at Blue Print Amsterdam aim to re-visit bygone tradition and artisan printing and dying techniques in order to create contemporary updates. They recently opened a store for the months ...
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Lot, Stock & Barrel: New LA Vintage Concept and Store

Last Thursday night, we headed to the new pop-up Liberty Concept Space in LA's Downtown district. Here, one of LA's newest and most interesting vintage concepts, Lot, Stock & Barrel run by Benjamin Phillips, held an event to celebrate their pop-up store. The store is part of a new online and bricks and mortar vintage retail concept that he's been working on over ...
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Milan Fashion Week F/W 14 Women’s Denim Runway Highlights

It's Friday so we thought we'd treat you to the standout denim shows from the recent Milan fashion week! Here are our top four picks: Just Cavalli Print, pattern and statement surfaces were the focus of the Cavalli F/W 14 show, with an emphasis on pants. Basic skinny and slim-legged silhouettes were updated with abstracted digital prints and contemporary camos, while black ...
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Denim Embroidery Animation For London Band: Throne

Two talented, London-based animators are embarking on a project to create a music video inspired by the patched and embroidered denim jacket. We have been chatting to the guys behind this inspiring and ambitious project for a few weeks now, helping them to get yardage for their denim-based project that involves 3000 frames of animation, 45 million stitches and 1800 hours ...
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Las Vegas Trade Shows: Denim Trends

So we're back from Las Vegas, jet-lagged but really inspired by the week's shows: We walked the halls of Capsule, Liberty, Project, Magic and ENK searching out the latest denim looks...you name it, we covered it! We came across a few new brands and exciting projects, all of which we'll update you with over the next few days and weeks right ...
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