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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Jean Paul Gaultier – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Earlier this month the Barbican in London launched the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, Jean Paul Gaultier. Among the many avant-garde pieces on show were a selection of the designer's cutting-edge denim designs. Here, Stylesight showcases the best indigo creations from the renowned designer. Over the last 40 years Jean Paul Gaultier has helped shape the fashion landscape with ...
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3.1 Phillip Lim Launches Capsule Denim Collection

Earlier this week, New York's street ready runway designer Phillip Lim launched his debut denim capsule collection of sleek indigo goodness. Over the past several seasons the denim market has undergone somewhat of a renaissance to give the fabric a new polished identity. Kick-started by the clean and minimalist aesthetic introduced by runway designers such as Stella McCartney, Celine and Derek ...
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Universal Works Introduces Workshop Denim

British workwear brand Universal Works introduces Workshop denim, a capsule collection of denims handcrafted in England. In a market dominated by American and Japanese denim, we were delighted to hear about yet another British brand (see Story mfg, Tender Co. and Dawson) going against the grain and looking to local resources to produce their denims. This time around, it's Nottingham's Universal Works with ...
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Denim Style by Horst A. Friedrichs

Renowned photographer Horst A. Friedrichs offers his inspirational take on the very best of contemporary denim style in this must-have collectors book. Recently on the DDD, we have introduced our readers to a number of new denim books that have flooded the market. From Isko's Bluemasters, to Emily Current and Meritt Elliott's A Denim Story as well as more obscure takes like ...
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Introducing: Facing West

Drawing inspiration from the repairs of American miners and Japanese farmers alike, Lizzie Kroeze is giving these forgotten crafts a renewed appreciation for today. In the run up to Amsterdam's Denim Days next month (May 7-10) we shine a light on some of the city's new indigo stars. Today we highlight native artisan and her newly launched label Facing West. Drawing on heritage ...
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ISKO Launches “Bluemasters” Book

Last week, leading Turkish denim manufacturer ISKO hosted the launch of its new book Bluemasters, a release dedicated to the men and women who have brought innovation to denim. Here, Stylesight takes a detailed look through some of the pages of the book and what went down at the two launch events. While denim has always been a staple in the ...
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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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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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