Japanese Worker Inspired

While most Japanese denim brands look back to American workers for inspiration on authentic details and look, Copenhagen-based brand Han Kjøbenhavn's second collection is inspired by mid-twentieth century Japanese workwear with a classic modern fit. The collection is made up of a series of styles – many of which are dyed with authentic indigo colors to keep them in line ...
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Distressed & Embellished Denim

Embellishments are reaching new heights this spring as shown by this great editorial from L’Officiel Hommes China. Shot by Milan Vukmirovic for their latest "Denim Excess", where distressed, studded and sequin-embellished denim take center stage. The spread features a selection of designers including Givenchy, D&G, John Galliano and others.
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Feminine Denim S/S 10

Denim dresses continue to inspire for S/S 10. Guess Jeans will feature some interesting numbers, like a sophisticated tulip dress with zipper trim and bleached-out effects on shirt dresses. Taking the use of denim into new territory, Guess is also offering a denim bikini sun-suit and a denim-like, two-piece swimsuit with boy shorts.
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Dutch Premium Blue Blood Label Expands

Blue Blood is expanding and has formed a new business partnership called Blue Blood International between owner and creative director Steve te Pas and Joseph Sfez and Martine Mang, who are operating the Hong Kong and Los Angeles locations of the HTP Group. Amsterdam’s city center will be home to the Blue Blood International HQ, where the offices of design, ...
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Denim-Inspired Footwear

More denim-inspired footwear is surfacing. Fashion heels meet Sex Pistols with Alexander Wang's denim-like Hanne boots. The zipped spiky heel and metal buckles are inspired by model Hanne Gaby Odiele. The same treatment is given to a pair of flat boots to satisfy those who prefer something a bit more grounded.
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Vivienne Westwood X Lee Jeans

Vivienne Westwood is launching a new denim collection with Lee jeans under her Anglomania label. The punk-inspired 9-piece capsule collection for men and women will include super skinny jeans, roomy boyfriend cuts and micro-shorts for women, as well as bondage style and skinny jeans for men. Styles will be offered in an extended color palette and in metallic gold and ...
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Brooklyn Bandit

Brooklyn Bandit is a men's clothing brand based in New York that focuses on urban street style. The original idea for the label came from designer Niket Pandya, who began purchasing apparel from the underground fashion movement in New York, then selling them in New Jersey and the surrounding areas. Due to his success, Pandya decided to establish his own ...
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G-Star’s Rookie Runway Reporters at NYFW

G-Star Raw is searching for the best unsigned talent on the web for live coverage of New York Fashion Week. The world’s best Tweeters, Flickrs, Facebookers and YouTube film makers will be recruited to file raw reports from NYFW. G-Star Raw’s new site, nyfw.g-star.com allows reporters to register for consideration and sign up with their social media account. The winners will ...
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Aknowledge Holiday 2009

Aknowledge is a premiere young men’s lifestyle collection that merges street, skate, contemporary and traditional styles with global key elements for dressing smart and new essentials that consistently tie back to denim. The premium collection is based on six key pieces with a strong price value quotient: the clean slim v or graphic statement cotton T-shirt, the classic chambray woven, ...
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Giles Deacon Holiday Capsule for The Corner

One of the hottest brit designers du jour, Giles Deacon, has created an exclusive three-piece capsule collection for edgy online retailer The Corner.  There’s a sexy bustier dress, a skirt and a top, all made from shiny lurex that could be mistaken for high shine black denim. The items were inspired by the detail of the flower petal which is ...
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Quadrangle Jeans

Patrick Mohr's Quadrangle Jeans denim line launched with a presentation at the Extrafein Store in Mitte, Berlin on December 10. The collection includes skinny and carrot silhouettes with rolled up hems and strong geometric details like oversized square back pockets, square black studs and triangle stitching. In addition to the denim collection, there was also a sneak peak of photographs ...
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Journal de Nîmes Nº 3

Amsterdam denim store, Tenue de Nîmes, has launched their Journal de Nîmes Nº 3, dedicated to Japan, the country synonymous with jeans in their purest form. The publication includes a brand report on Japan Blue and their private label Momotaro, a section on great local finds, an illustrated travel map of Tokyo, and much more. The digital version of the ...
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Denim Junkie’s Custom Shop

Denim Junkie is bringing their painted jeans to the elite few who have $400-$2,000 to drop on custom pants. Their in-house artist, Roberto, hand-paints each one-of-kind denim art piece using a magnifying glass. And if you don't see anything you like in the pre-made selections, most of which are inspired by old Hollywood horror flicks, you can request your own ...
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Cheap Monday’s First Store in Copenhagen

The hip Swedish denim and fashion label, has opened its first store in Copenhagen. In addition to Cheap Monday men's and women's collections, the shop will also sell a range of specialty products in an environment that reflects the brand. The 400-sq.-meter space includes a screen printing studio where limited edition one-off prints will be produced. Swedish architecture and design ...
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Victoria Beckham Denim

Victoria Beckham has taken her DVB denim and eyewear collections in-house and the new styles are making their debut today on Net-a-porter.com and at a few select stores. Two short fashion flicks created for the occasion will be shown exclusively on Net-a-porter for a week. Industry sources estimate the Victoria Beckham dress, denim and sunglass business could ring up $7.5 ...
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