305 posts tagged denim in ALL BLOGS


Nudie Jeans ‘Woad/Guado’ Limited Edition Dyed Collection

Spring is officially here and just in time as Nudie Jeans introduces a limited edition “Woad/Guado” collection – an exclusive 100% organic six piece line dyed from the ancient woad plant. Recognized as the earliest known method of indigo coloring, dyes produced from woad trace back to medieval times. While organic and historically rich, the cultivation of the plant is hardly commercially viable - ...
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The Heritage Post Issue #1

Earlier this year Germany's Uwe van Afferden launched their new magazine, The Heritage Post (Magazin für Herrenkultur), dedicated to the essence of craft and heritagewear. The Heritage Post features a manifestation of everything within the scope of "heritage". The magazine is a blend of vintage style and authentic, timeless products that span different lifestyle sub-categories. From the hand-drawn front cover to the considered breakdown of products, the ...
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Brand Watch – Anerkjendt

After a successful debut season at the F/W 12 trade shows, Danish label Anerkjendt is the brand everyone's talking about. Launched by the respected Per Johansen, founder of men’s young fashion brand Humör (and also women’s young fashion brands Nümph and Rütme) Anerkjendt is a new line of high quality denim and rich seperates that pools the creative resources of Humör with heritage-inspired garments. The first lookbook for ...
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Takashi Tateno: Interview With a Workwear Legend

Takashi Tateno has always been into workwear in a big way, years before the trend took hold in Europe and the U.S. in recent years. His love of all things archival and durable started in 1999 while still at university, and he gradually devoted more and more of his time and energy to the craft. If you are a purist denimhead you ...
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Studio Visit: De Rien

Earlier this week we were invited by Richard and Cosmo Wise of De Rien to visit their studio space over in Hackney Wick and find out more about the brand. London rag couturiers, Richard and Cosmo Wise's vintage inspired label, De Rien is a product of the present with lessons from the past. Inspired by period workwear — mainly French from the 1880s through ...
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Topman Denim Jacket Project

The trusted denim jacket has been having a resurgence as of late with designers, artists and DIY kids putting their stamp on this all American item. Topman's latest design project taps into this remixed denim revolution with their upcoming Denim Jacket Project. For this exclusive design project, Topman invited some of the most progressive designers from both sides of the Atlantic ...
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Mr Porter: Denim Skate Inspiration

Online menswear store Mr Porter showcased their latest delivery of denim with the talented 18 year-old skateboarder and aspiring photographer, Costa Kardana. As part of Mr Porter's latest online journal, The Working Man's Issue, the menswear store calls out denim as a key fabric for the season with a skate-driven photo shoot featuring  Kardana. He demonstrates why this iconic fabric is a hardwearing ...
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New Brand: Blue Blanket

At our recent trip to Rin Tanaka's Inspiration show, we discovered a number of exciting denim treasures, one of which is new denim brand, Blue Blanket, by non other than Italian denim guru, Antonio Di Battista.  Antonio Di Battista is an Italian Designer who has been involved in the denim business for more than 20 years, running a consultancy firm in Italy for ...
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Milan Denim Runway Highlights -

From perennial favorites like Dsquared2 and Roberto Cavalli to brash and spangled Blumarine and through to demure and lady-like Krizia,  we present a detailed look at the key denim collections to arise out of the Milano Fall/Winter 2012 runways. Dsquared2   Channelling 50s and 60s youth rebellion, DSquared2's F/W 12 Runway was awash with debutantes on their way to prom night, but with a playful DSquared2-style twist. The beehive ...
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Trending: Printed Denim

We loved Revolve's latest ode to the printed denim trend currently taking retail by storm. With all the artworks emerging over the coming season, we've just put a report together highlighting re-works of the old favorites, the emerging new trends and this summer's last minute must-haves to get in for high-summer retail. Revolve may have the nicest page around but they're not ...
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Kings of Indigo – Sustainable Denim Made with a Conscience

At this season's Bread & Butter we were introduced to a new brand from Amsterdam that is keen to teach all the oldtimers a thing or two about preserving the environment. Kings of Indigo (abbreviated K.O.I.) was launched just six months ago, but it’s already well-established with its conceptual and clean production techniques. Launched at the Spring/Summer 12 Bread & Butter trade ...
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London Denim Runway Highlights

London was alive with colorful denim inspiration, from the playful high-color hippie embroideries at Meadham Kirchhoff to the statement jackets at Ashish and acid yellow wefts at Marquis Aleida. Here we explore our London Denim Runway Highlights: Meadham_Kirchhoff Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff went literally over the rainbow for F/W 12,  channeling the psychedelic 70s and injecting it with a truly Harajuku makeover. Styling ...
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We Love: White Mountaineering

Japan is full of great denim brands but we just can't get over how much we love White Mountaineering. Since the Active team visited the brand in Tokyo in 2010, we're seeing the name pop up more and more on blogs, at trade shows and in all the best stores and their S/S 12 collection is so fresh for denim we ...
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Thvm Presents: ARTIST SERIES

THVM has partnered with ORTA to present a traveling exhibition of customized denim entitled, ARTIST SERIES. THVM (previously know as Them Atelier) are widely recognized for their directional wash programs, so we weren't surprised to hear about their latest customisation project with Turkish mill, Orta Anadolu. The L.A.-based denim brand curated a group of artists from various disciplines, each enlisted to develop washes ...
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New York Denim Runway Highlights -

We look back on the past N.Y. fashion week highlights for denim, featuring BLK DNM, Diesel Black Gold, GenArt, Helmut Lang and Jeremy Scott. Check out our previous blog posts on Levi's and Raleigh denim last week as well as our recent Scandinavian highlights, too! BLK DNM If anyone encapsulates fashion's drive to seep into all aspects of life and art, it's Johan Lindeberg. When ...
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