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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Darn & Dusted Exhibition

Last Thursday, Darn & Dusted took over the Edwin Store London to showcase a selection of repaired clothing and fabrics. Over the past few months Stylesight has been highlighting the growing scene within Europe for traditional artisans and craftsman within the denim market. While Amsterdam is boasting indigo workshops and folky quilt specialists, East London has its own bespoke repair specialist bringing back forgotten mending ...
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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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Christophe Lemaire Spring/Summer 2014

French designer, Christophe Lemaire's latest summer collection presents denim in a new and refined aesthetic. Earlier this month we highlighted Phillip Lim's female capsule collection of muted denim shades and clean silhouettes that present the fabric in a new polished light. We recently came across a similar collection for men, from Parisian designer and artistic director of Hermés, Christophe Lemaire. For ...
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Introducing: Indigo People

Born out of the love of traditional craftsmanship and natural indigo, Dutch accessory brand, Indigo People are sharing their passion with the world with their collection of hand-spun and dyed scarves. For S/S 14, the fashion market has been awash with indigo shades. From denim, to apparel and accessories, brands are introducing a variety of print and dye techniques that reference a host ...
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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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Journal de Nîmes Nº10 – Amsterdam The City of Blue

As the dust settles over Amsterdam after the successful launch of Denim Days, we take a look through the pages of Tenue de Nîmes 10th issue of Journal de Nîmes that highlights their proud indigo city. "Is Amsterdam the jeans capital of Europe?" is the opening line of the latest issue of Tenue de Nîmes publication series, Journal de Nîmes. For ...
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Indigo Rooster at Amsterdam Denim Days

Miles Johnson and Lizzie Kroeze resurrect the stunning Indigo Rooster once again for a special exhibition during Amsterdam Denim Days last week. Earlier last year we wrote about a unique denim exhibition and event in Amsterdam called Indigo Rooster. Originally initiated by Miles Johnson of Levi's Vintage Clothing, the presentation showcased the designers incredible archive of indigo textiles and clothing that ...
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Introducing: MickKeus

While over in Amsterdam last week for denim days we were introduced to a number of start-up brands emerging out of the Dutch capital. One of the most progressive and interesting labels we discovered was +MICKKEUS, a small up-cycle atelier thats reappropriating vintage Levi's for today. Here Stylesight speaks to the founder and designer Mick Keus. Its safe to say that Amsterdam's denim ...
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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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Kapital Summer 2014 “Denim Men Love Cats” Catalogue

Rolling of the success of their recently released "Kapital World Documentary," Japanese denim connoisseurs Kapital launches into summer 14 with their latest catalogue, Denim Men Love Cats. Another season, another stunning lookbook from one of our favorite Japanese denim brands, Kapital. In their usual picturesque aesthetic, twin forces Kiro Hirata and Eric Kvatek unite once again with this vivacious shoot for ...
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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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Amsterdam Denim Days 2014

Next week (May 7-10), Amsterdam will be turning a decided hue of indigo with the debut of Denim Days, a series of industry trade shows and denim events throughout the city. By now our readers will no doubt have heard about the forthcoming denim event of the year, Denim Days in Europe's official denim capital, Amsterdam. Hosted by House of Denim, ...
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