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Introducing: Twoness

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 ...
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A Denim Story: Inspirations from Bellbottoms to Boyfriends

Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, the original creators of Current/Elliott, enter the next chapter of their denim career with the release of their book, A Denim Story: Inspirations from Bellbottoms to Boyfriends. While it has been more than a year since the stylist-turned-designer duo departed their namesake label, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott have still been busy keeping their hands blue with ...
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Visvim S/S 14 – “Dissertation On a Happiness with No Country”

Hiroki Nakamura presents his Spring/Summer 2014 collection of indigo-heavy garments titled, “Dissertation On a Happiness with No Country.” Japanese label Visvim is known for its wabi-sabi approach to design and its seasonal lookbooks are testimony to designer Hiroki Nakamura's wide cultural references. The S/S 14 collection proves no different, combining an eclectic array of props alongside the new collection. Channeling a reinterpretation of laid-back ...
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Throwback Thursday: Calvin Klein Ads of the ’90s

Known for pushing the boundaries of acceptability, Calvin Klein's sometimes shocking and always newsworthy advertisements were the key element to the designers success. Today, we celebrate the iconic campaign imagery from one of Klein's most memorable eras, the `90s. When you think back to denim the `90s, your mind will instantly conjure images of Calvin Klein's provocative campaign imagery. It seems ...
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Rising Sun & Co. “RECOLLECTION” – Full Length

Earlier this year we previewed the trailer for Recollection, Natalie Young's short film created in collaboration one of our favorite cult denim brands, Rising Sun & Co. Finally, after being showcased at numerous film festivals the film has been released publicly and you can watch it in full below: Directed by Natalie Young and produced by Rising Sun & Co. owner and founder, Mike Hodis, Recollection follows the triumphs ...
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Prospective Flow Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook

The good folks over at Prospective Flow have recently revealed its latest set of inspirational images for its Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook. Filled with the incredible fabrics and archival silhouettes that the label is known for, this new collection of summer-ready items will get you in the mood for the new season. Back in August last year, the Stylesight denim team got ...
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Interview: Eric Kvatek

Earlier this month Stylesight had the pleasure of interviewing the accomplished photographer Eric Kvatek on his stunning imagery, most notably his collaborations with Kapital, as well as his passion for denim. While fashion lookbooks are an essential part of brands seasonal marketing material, rarely (especially within denim) do they ever reach a cult status. However, the collaboration between denim connoisseurs Kapital ...
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Vice Presents The Punks of Disneyland

Earlier this week, Vice released an interesting story on Disneyland's first dedicated social club. While you'd think most cult fans of "The Magic Kingdom" would be decked out in standard Disney merchandise, these devoted followers have opted for a more rugged option usually reserved for bikers gangs. Here's a rundown on the crew from The Neverlanders. You can always trust Vice ...
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Introducing: Folk Fibers

A true advocate of locally handcrafted goods, Maura Grace Ambrose of Folk Fibers is looking to traditional crafts and folklores of natural dying and quilting to give these forgotten arts a renewed appreciation for today. Throughout America today, many young creatives are opposing mass manufacturing and outsourcing and opting to embrace their local heritage and craftsman. One of these advocates is native Texan ...
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New Denham Store: Omotesando Hills, Tokyo

On March 1st, Amsterdam-based Denham re-opened their freshly renovated and relocated Omotesando Hills store. For Denham, Japan is not only one the brands core markets, but it is also the benchmark at which Jason sets his standards for denim design. Since launching in Tokyo in 2010, Denham has gained itself acceptance among the premium denim segment in the city and its ...
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Paris Fashion Week F/W 14 Women’s Denim Runway Highlights -

The final shows in Paris (March 5th) marked the closure to the major Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Week schedule. Known for its more refined aesthetic, the runway shows in the French capital had a notable reduced amount of denim this season with designers looking to more premium fabrics to craft out their collections. Here, Stylesight rounds up the key denim looks to ...
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Être Cécile Fall/Winter 14 -

While the dust may have settled over the Fall/Winter 2014 runways, there is a still a ton of inspiration appearing from emerging designers. Today we highlight Parisienne-cum-London label Être Cécile and their awesome selection of contemporary denim silhouettes. Fashion blogger Susie Bubble caused a frenzy during one of the first days of London Fashion Week in February when she hit the shows ...
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Neighborhood Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook

Japanese favorites Neighborhood kicks off the S/S 14 season with the release of its stunning lookbook. Each season Neighborhood founder Shinsuke Takizawa delivers forward thinking streetwear designs, utilizing technical design and premium construction to create truly beautiful garments. The brand’s aesthetic has traditionally focused around American motorcycle culture as well as varied aspects of US counter-culture, military, workwear and Native American design to create unique wardrobe ...
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Introducing: Darn and Dusted

As with anything good, denim doesn’t last forever, but local East London artisan Luke Deverell is on hand to breathe new life into your favourite garments.  As most denim connoisseurs will vouch, the greatest part about breaking in your raw denim is the way jeans develop an individual imprint like a blank canvas. As with all the beautiful fades, whiskers and honeycombs ...
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Introducing: D-ID

Denim veteran Jimmy Taverniti returns to the fold this summer with the launch of his third premium jeanswear brand, D-ID. Stylesight caught up with the designer to find out more behind the brand in this exclusive interview. Jimmy Taverniti is one of a select few designers that have helped revolutionize the denim and casualwear market. Begging in Europe in the '80s ...
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