Arriving Wednesday, March 25, Loehmann’s will kick off its storewide denim sale. It’s not just denim. It’s premium denim at Loehmann’s prices. Both men’s and women’s jeans will be on sale, so don’t feel left out. With their “buy more, save more” deal, expect to save up to 25% off Loehmann’s already discounted price when you buy 3 or more jeans.
As a past customer of Loehmann’s premium denim sales, I can attest that they will not disappoint you with their selection. I remember seeing Buffalo Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, J Lindeberg, Joe’s Jeans, Girbaud, Paige Premium Denim, Rock & Republic, and many other top brands on sale for under $100 a pair. Imagine snagging yourself a pair of J Brands for about $25! That was how good it was. Tip: check out more than one Loehmann’s store, if you are able, as selection will vary by store. This should be a Recessionista’s denim paradise.
CoutureCandy is at it again with 50% off on Pierce Jeans! Get most Pierce Jeans for under $100 (prices range from $73 to $97). Seen on celebrities such as Teri Hatcher, Beyonce Knowles, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Lopez, Pierce Jeans obviously offers many styles for different body types. Enter50PIERCE at checkout. Offer good Monday only.
Dree Hemingway, fashion's It Girl and "runway Twitterer." SOURCE: The New York Times.
Fashion’s latest It Girl, Dree Hemingway, caught my eye first with her interesting fringed sky-high black heels. As my mind processed her entire outfit further, it hit me that she’s sporting April 77 jeans! Yes, folks. Skinny jeans are still in. Very nice touch, young lady! Dubbed the “runway Twitterer” by Karin Nelson of The New York Times‘ Fashion & Style section, this girl is going places. Thank goodness for models who know how to dress themselves off the runway, not like some other It Girl models — I won’t name names — we’ve been seeing lately.
SHOP THIS LOOK! APRIL 77 Joey Overdrive skinny raw jeans.
From New York Times:
DREE HEMINGWAY, model, actress, daughter of Mariel Hemingway.
WHAT I??™M WEARING NOW A Balenciaga leather jacket, a flannel shirt from the Gap, April 77 jeans, Alexander Wang shoes, a YSL ring.
STYLE CREDO I??™m a pants girl. I just feel more comfortable in them. Lately I??™ve being trying on a lot of pantsuits, like the black Calvin Klein one I wore to their show. The trousers have a shorter Audrey Hepburn length, which I love. Mainly I wear jeans and a T-shirt, with a crazy shoe ??” the bigger, the better. I tried on the most amazing ones at Gucci. They??™re huge platforms with straps that go around the ankle. Phenomenal. Having an accent piece is good. That??™s basically all I do.
ON MY WISH LIST A Rick Owens leather jacket and a Proenza Schouler PS1 bag in python.
One of the most exciting fashion designers to come out of Europe, specifically Sweden, is Moses (Mo) Shahrivar, CEO/Head of Design for Stockholm-based MO’CYCLE JEANS, an innovative, fashion-forward mens denim and clothing line. A natural fashion genius, Mo left architecture school to make protective — yet stylish — riding jeans. Starting out with leather pants during his early motorcycle riding days, he soon realized ”it was NOT me.” Subsequently, he dropped the leather for jeans, because it was more comfortable.
What’s the difference between riding in leather pants and jeans?
The problem is that it’s a big mistake if you crash, with no protection you can get injuries for life, or worst case, lose your life. I didn’t want to take that risk, at the same time I was not ready to give up the freedom and the joy of bike riding. So I made the sketches of the first pair of MC Jeans. Ordered the material and the leather, sent it to Italy and produced three different styles. Back then Harley Davidson wanted them in every main store they had in Sweden.
The best way to show those people how to do it is to succeed.
How has Mo’Cycle Jeans evolved?
I started up the first collection with only the MC Jeans. We find and produce all our clothing in Italy with different fabrics and washes. We want people that wear our clothes to feel they have the right attitude and image. When I released the jeans collection I realize people liked my design and the company’s genuine story. Getting my design confirmed led to the bigger collection with checked pants, jackets and the coats, that have been a success. Now naturally, the next collection will include shirts, t-shirts, a lot more pants and jeans, and much more coats and jackets. Plans for women and children collections are in the future.
These jeans are made for riding! MC jeans Johan Black reinforced motorcycle jeans.
Coming from virtually no background in fashion, how did you manage to overcome your obstacles? There are always people around that affect you in a negative way but I just ignore them and keep going my direction. The best way to show those people how to do it is to succeed. (It also helped that he always had his education to fall back on, and the support of his family.)
Is Mo’Cycle a “green” company?
Most of the collection is “Made in green by Aitex.” The manufacturer Aitex works to maintain higher standards and better conditions for the workers on the cotton fields and actively stand against underage workers. They even stand behind respecting the environment and the universal rights of workers. MO’CYCLE Industries is and will always be an organization aware of nature’s future and have a good ethics philosophy in place.
What advice can you share with denimphiles out there? First of all, to wash jeans is something you don’t do, if it’s raw denim. The coolest jeans I have in my wardrobe is the ones you may have seen in my blog that I wear for a year without washing. The stamp that came forward after a wash, after a year, is something you can’t buy in a store. It has your personal lines and a history for itself from all the bust and openings.
The waxed jeans are no different; except, if you don’t want to wait a year, you can always hold the jeans tight under the back of a motorcycle and burn it out so the bust comes forward faster. [Editor's note: I think he's kidding.]
(LtoR): R&B artist Ricky and Mo Shahrivar, at a MO'CYCLE Jeans boutique opening.
What advice can you share with aspiring fashion designers? After reading this, sit down and start writing your business plan right away! If you don’t do it now, maybe you’ll do it tomorrow or next year or never. You don’t need to be a accountant, lawyer, marketer or have all the money right away. The knowledge and the solutions always comes by in the journey. I had no designer experience at all; now, I have a wall full of awards from different fashion councils for the Rookie of the Year, the Designer of the Year, the Company of the Year, the Marketer of the Year and now the latest one (November 21, 2008), I became one of Sweden’s 100 Most Talented Entrepreneurs. Hard work and never give up, no matter what!
What can you tell us about the Mo’Cycle man? Shoes tell a lot about a person.
If you get busted in the middle of the night by her boyfriend, make sure not to forget your MO’CYCLE jeans when running away (it gets expensive after a while).
Taking off your shirt and dancing on the table with champagne spilling all over the nightclub is the best way to show off your MO’CYCLE jeans.
When girls [sic] tamper on your butt when you are out clubbing, you know that they are just checking out the quality of your MO’CYCLE jeans.
When spilling wine on your MO’CYCLE jeans, be sure that it is the finest wine you spill on the clothes; we will not accept anything else.
We at MO’CYCLE will personally find you hunt and you down if you wear pink shirts together with our clothes.
Pink and red does match! Don’t believe anything else (just don’t combine it with MO’CYCLE).
Guys, don’t forget to zip after you’ve been in the bathroom. If you do not have underwear on, zip slooooowly. Otherwise, it can get nasty. We at MO’CYCLE have solved this problem by only using buttons on our jeans.
Can we expect to find Mo’Cycle Jeans anywhere in the U.S.?
North America is always a hot market. Especially in the view of the MC market…it could be an interesting market for the high-end collection, too. We have done some research and it doesn’t look too far away.
Mo-Cycle Jeans and clothing collection can currently be found on their European/international online shop.
Another rock star joins the mix of marrying music with fashion. I am such a huge fan of Oasis that this tickles me pink to know that the no holds barred lead singer, Liam Gallagher, has come out with his own clothing line named Pretty Green. Now that’s a Champagne Supernova! Read the up to minute article by WWD on his new line below.
LONDON ??” Liam Gallagher has become the latest celebrity crooner to unveil an apparel collection.
On Thursday in Tokyo, the English rocker launched Pretty Green, a full line of footwear, denim, knitwear, outerwear, T-shirts and accessories that will bow in June. According to a press release, the collection will be sold initially via the www.prettygreen.com website, while a ???premium wholesale collection??? will be sold internationally soon after. A special, limited-edition capsule collection will be available exclusively in Japan.
The site describes the line as a classic range owned, founded and designed by Gallagher. “Clothes and music are my passion. I’m not here to rip anyone off, and I’m not doing it for the money either. I’m doing it cuz there’s a lack of stuff out there of the things I would wear,” he said in a statement.
According to the site, the collection promises to encapsulate “the style and swagger of the most iconic frontman of our generation.”
TOKYO ??” Seven For All Mankind??™s Asian expansion plans took another step forward last week with the opening of a 5,000-square-foot flagship here.
The store replaced a Nicole Miller boutique located in the trendy shopping district of Daikanyama, a hilly neighborhood brimming with small shops and cafes. The brand??™s first freestanding store in Japan, it stocks Seven??™s full range of women??™s and men??™s denim, sportswear and accessories.
???Japan is the number-one market in Asia. It??™s a critical market for us to be in,??? said Seven president Topher Gaylord. ???We believe now, in this period, there is an incredible opportunity for strong brands??¦to build upon their position,??? despite the recession.
The Tokyo opening is just one component of the eight-year-old label??™s Asian expansion plan. Working with a series of local partners, the VF Corp.-owned Seven is opening 30 to 35 stores in Asia this year in locales such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Check it! Shopping news site TalkingShopping just did a piece on Denim Therapy, featuring our very own denimphile, Kathy Ng Hassan. Learn about some cool denim restoration stories, carried out by the Denim Therapy service. Read about Kathy’s very first pair of jeans, what denim combinations make her gag, and how she came close to dissing fashion god, Karl Lagerfeld. Click here to read the article.
DIESEL is once again about to up its fashion and lifestyle ante. The label has signed licensing agreements with Foscarini and Moroso – both leaders in the world of interiors – to develop and distribute lighting and furniture collections respectively.
“We decided to start with this adventure to offer to our consumer the possibility to express himself and personalise his home with products he feels near his taste. At last we have found partners who are able to satisfy our needs in terms of quality and know-how,” explains Diesel president Renzo Rosso. “Moroso and Foscarini represent two leading managerial realities in the design sector, the best both for quality and professionalism and mostly for the great enthusiasm they gave to this new project.”
The two new licenses are for a four-year duration with a worldwide retail agreement, starting with the European and US markets.
“This is a new challenge for Moroso, which has made its design and production know-how available to Diesel to create furniture and home accessories of the highest quality combined as ever with striking originality, this time designed by Diesel,” adds Moroso vice chairman, Roberto Moroso.