Author Archives: Amy Leverton


Exclusive Interview: Jack/ Knife

We're pretty excited for our San Francisco denim buddies Jack Knife. Since coming on the scene in December 2011, the brand has expanded to become a well-known name in the world of hand-crafted, made in America denim and recently they unveiled their new studio space and introduced a new member of the growing team called Evan Kinori. Images thanks to Ulysses Ortega and his ...
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Denham: New Store Opening in Berlin

Last week, during the packed Berlin fashion week schedule, leading Dutch-based brand Denham celebrated the opening of their permanent bricks and mortar store in the Blue Yard, Mitte. The opening follows last season's pop-up Blue Yard showcase, that featured three major denim brands occupying a courtyard behind Karl-Heinz's legendary 14oz store. Deham's store sat alongside market leaders Nudie and Edwin Europe and ...
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Son Of A Stag: Issue One Of New Journal

The guys over at Son of a Stag have launched their first ever newspaper called Son of a Stag Journal. Nowadays, it seems that simply having a bricks and mortar presence is only half the story: retailers are exploring a 360° experience to compliment their tangible stock and engage with their customers. This can involve everything from an online presence using blogs ...
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New Store: Rachel Comey New York

Denim heroine of New York City, Rachel Comey has just opened the doors to her first brick and mortar store in Soho, NY. We are big fans of Rachel Comey's work: her casual-cool style has always been very denim-driven but the past few seasons have seen her carve out a name for herself as the official style leader for the NY ...
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Self Edge New Darn-It! Repair Service

The guys over at Self Edge have just launched this rather lovely video to publicize their repair services at all four stores: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland. In San Fransisco, Self-Edge's first stand-alone store, the team has even opened its own separate Darn-It! concept as well as their Indigo Proof blog, a fun and interesting look at ...
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Tharis Sleeps: Amazing Embroidered Denim Video

We blogged about this exciting project a couple of months ago and now its out: please take 4 minutes of your time out today to watch the first ever, totally embroidered denim music video! THRONE - 'THARSIS SLEEPS' (OFFICIAL VIDEO) from Nicos Livesey on Vimeo. The video has been produced by Nicos Livesy and his assistant director, Tom Bunker who have spent ...
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Denim By Premiere Vision: Best Dressed

Last week marked a new era for the international denim trade show Denim by Premiére Vision as the renowned fair relocated to its new home Barcelona. After 13 seasons in Paris, the show settles into the expansive Hall 8 of Fira Montuic for its 14th edition. Stylesight was there throughout the 2 days to soak up the key denim trends, industry gossip and ...
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Must-Watch Video: Antonio Di Battista

As you have probably noticed, we're pretty big fans of Antonio Di Battista and everything he does: from his brand Blue Blanket to his consultancy, his recent book and his extensive archive in Italy. We came across this video recently that really blew us away: this guy owns a SERIOUS amount of vintage! Antonio's worked in the denim industry for about ...
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Martelli x Diesel x AMFI x Denim School x Candiani

The other week, while we were at the Amsterdam Kingpins show, an inventive collaboration caught our eye between the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), the House of Denim school, Diesel, leading Italian laundry, Martelli, and leading Italian mill, Candiani. The project involved six students from both AMFI and House of Denim School with different specializations: Design, Management and Branding, to create a new ...
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Kiko x Opening Ceremony S/S 14: Denim Dream

Japanese Beauty Kiko Mizuhara has collaborated yet again with Opening Ceremony for S/S 14. We love Kiko Mizuhara; she has amazing style and is a real denim dream who's always rocking the best denim looks. Her collaboration with Opening Ceremony has been pretty successful over the last couple of seasons, especially the infamous Pizza pieces as sported by Beyoncé so we were excited ...
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Indigo Hand Dye in Pakistan: Artistic Fabric Mills

As you know, last week we were in Amsterdam at the Kingpins trade show and whist there, we learned about a fascinating indigo dye story that captured our attention. There is a magic in the act of putting cloth in hand and hand in indigo that inspires those who work with denim, but we hear time and again about the difficulties ...
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Amsterdam Denim Days 2014 Highlights

You might have noticed that the DDD went a little quiet last week: that's because the denim team was over in Amsterdam attending the many events, shows and happenings as part of the city's first ever Denim Days. Denim Days is a four-day celebration of everything indigo. We're back now and full to the brim with inspiration and enthusiasm. Stay tuned ...
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Faustine Steinmetz: Two New Videos and a New Collection

We've been huge fans of the awesome Faustine Steinmetz since she emerged with her mohair denim pieces early in 2013, and then her tapestry jean earlier this year. Now she has released yet another inspiring concept as well as two amazing videos. If you don't know who she is, be prepared to be amazed right now! Video one takes us through the ...
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Inspirational Surfaces: Faye Toogood

Much talked about furniture and product design guru, Faye Toogood has entered into the foray of fashion with this inspirational range of treated jackets. Faye Toogood's product design shows an experimental and innovative use of  materials and treatments from burnished surfaces to matt, clay-like aspects. She's made a serious name for herself on the global interiors scene and amassed a cult following. ...
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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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