Blue Blood Patched Denim: The Erin

The new Blue Blood women's jean, The Erin, is named after Erin Wasson. To get the idea, think Erin Wasson, Kate Moss, biker boots, Glastonbury festival and leather jackets. Predicted to be the must-have female item of the new Blue Blood SS 10 collection, the skinny jeans with a lower rise perfectly fit just about everybody. The Erin – Missed ...
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Cheap Monday for Karmaloop

Cheap Monday designed a skinny jean exclusive to Karmaloop.com. The special edition, Tight Denim Patch Jean by Cheap Monday takes the current patch trend to the extreme with ripped details & distressed contrast denim patchwork.
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Tuxedo Influence

Acne (Ambition to Create Novel Expressions), the edgy cult label co-founded by Jonny Johansson in the late nineties, has releases its lookbook for Spring 2010 and you can count on the tuxedo influence to move forward. Nice!
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Knitted Denim Jacket

Only on their third collection, Sibling's knitwear continues to impress and this time they included a knitted denim jacket with distressed areas that were worked into the pattern.  Sibling is a bold and progressive knitwear label that was born out of a collaboration between Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery. Collectively, they've worked with names such as Alexander McQueen, ...
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Recession Denim

Launched last April, Recession Denim is expanding its visibility at retail this week with customers like Bloomingdales and over 60 top boutiques nationwide. The brand is part of the new wave of "premium look" denim that retails at decent price points, between $85 to $120. Their collection is in line with trends and features styles like the motorcycle, tuxedo, skinny ...
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Akomplice Industry Leaders

A label that is getting lots of visibility through collaborations is Akomplice. They are back with their new lookbook for Fall 09 entitled “Industry Leaders”.  The lookbook features several key players from the action sports / lifestyle world wearing their new design. Akomplice are two brothers from Colorado who started the company in 2004 at the ages of 18 and ...
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Madewell 1937’s Fall Denim Tour

Everything is about styling these days, so it's no surprise that brands create events that include the chance for everyone to get styling tips from pros. The Madewell Denim Tour is such an event, where you can shop, hang out and get one-on-one denim styling tips by a Lucky magazine editor. Madewell 1937’s Fall Denim Tour is coming to Los ...
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Balenciaga Inspiration

These stylish high-top trainers from Balenciaga aren't made of denim, even though some parts look like it. With all the denim footwear options on the market, these trainers are interesting to us because of their design, and the inspiration of mixed fabrics which connect well with the current patchwork denim trend.
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Whereabouts X Wrangler

In their quest for anything authentic American, the Japanese are making Wrangler very cool again. Their interesting collaboration with Whereabouts, the up-and-coming Japanese brand, popped up on the Japan market. Whereabouts has worked with Wrangler on a small collection of Western-inspired shirts in denim and fine ribbed corduroy. A standout is their corduroy shirt in brown or green, which is ...
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Biker Influence

We've been seeing biker looks on runways recently and they've already translated into denim motorcycle-inspired details at retail. For more inspiration, take a look at the latest Vogue Hommes International with partners-in-crime Eniko Mihalik and Patrick Petitjean's on a motorcycle road trip for the "On the Road" editorial that features dirty-looking denim from G-Star, Levi's, Pepe London and others.
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New Denim Destination

3rd Central, the new destination for denim and contemporary womenswear at Selfridges on Oxford Street in London, will be housing Europe’s biggest denim wall, with plans to fit every shape into a great pair of jeans. They carry niche brands like C.R.A.F.T, R-13 and Superfine along with classics J Brand, Citizens of Humanity, Paige, True Religion, Goldsign and Seven For ...
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Denim Armor

G-Star presented their Spring 2010 collection last Friday in NYC, which featured their usual utilitarian aesthetic, interesting shapes and washes. With the strong futuristic and space age trend happening, it was interesting to see G-Star present raw denim items inspired by medieval armor. It's a cleaner look and an update of the studded hardware so popular now.
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Indigo bandage

Max Azria expanded on the now famous Hervé Léger bandage dress for the collection he presented in NYC for "Hervé Léger by Max Azria". The denim styles were inspired by the heavily distressed denim washes we are currently seeing. The 'bandage' styles were made out of mixed fabric and indigo shades and were frayed at the edges or treated with ...
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Hem Zippers

With skinnier silhouettes and the emergence of the jegging, the seriously skinny jean, leg openings are getting narrower, which leads to the obvious detail: the zipped leg opening. Two brands are playing this detail right, Purple Label and J Brand's cool designer collaboration with Hussein Chalayan. Purple Label's clean jegging has a side zipper detail, while J Brand's new designer ...
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My Lovely Jean

French denim brand My Lovely Jean's collection is all about revamping vintage. Their Autumn/Winter 2009 pop-up shop opened yesterday in London's TopShop and will continue for the next four weeks. The new collection features destroyed denim embellished with studs, and their fit-focused styles include boyfriend, slim and skinny, along with pencil skirts and boyfriend blazers. Their best seller right now ...
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