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So you got inspired by Erica Domesek of P.S.- I Made This, and think you will successfully reincarnate your trusty old broken-in and perfect-fitting pair of jeans into a new work of art via some home-brewed tie dyeing. Having never done this before, do you really want to experiment on your beloved denim? Trust me. Having attempted this myself at home with some Rit Dye and a large bucket — and failed miserably — make sure those jeans you are about to ruin are your least favorite.
Let Denim Therapy’s denim dye experts transform your trusty old jeans into a modern masterpiece. With over 30 years of experience, our head Denim Dye Therapist leads a team of artisans who provide a bespoke, one-on-one dye treatment, so your denim will be back on the scene once again in no time flat.
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— Kathy Ng Hassan
At the risk of being excommunicated and possibly stoned to death by the fashion gods, I have to admit that I had no clue Balmain even did menswear. I know, shocking, right?
Well past my initial moment of realization, which included excitement and a hint of confusion, I took a moment to gander through balmain.com and sure enough I was not disappointed. Though much of what he has to offer isn’t the most innovative and perhaps has been seen before, I will say this: it looks really good, and any man wearing his styles is sure to get noticed!
But let’s talk about what’s in his collections. Much like his women’s RTW there is one prominent motif: military!
However, for his men’s Spring/Summer 2011 designer Christophe Decarinin takes the militia concept one step further by adding in a dash of school boy charm and a whole lot of rock n’ roll. He shows us a wide selection of jackets, including embellished blazers, trench coats, peacoats, varsity and leather jackets paired with simple graphic tees, plaid shirts, and of course denim! From motorcycle jeans (a staple to the Balmain brand), some cargos, a couple of faded black jeans, and even a pair of silver jeans. Decarinin shows that denim is not going anywhere anytime soon and that it is truly wearable each season.
Every piece of this collection is impeccably tailored and is sure to transcend seasons. I’m just glad I’m in the know now!
PS: Don’t forget your combat boots!
— Sandoval Gomez
While scrolling through the G-Star Web site, I was pleasantly surprised to find a collection of lady-like influences mixed with a modern, big-city style creating a perfect combination of toughness and decorous sensuality. Who knew that this brand — known for their heavy denim looks focused on a more industrial and urban sensibility — could produce such chic looks?
For Fall/Winter 2010, the emphasis — aside from their always present militant influences — is on denim-complementary textures, from luxurious shirts and tops in silk and sateen finishes to chunky cardigan knits and long coats. The main denim style is based around the distinctive low-crotch, tapered-leg silhouette — also known as the harem pants — executed in soft, feminine fabrics, with colors ranging from fresh blue to a shiny, leatheresque black. Now, roll them up ever so slightly to expose a graphic color blocked shoe and throw on a pair of half gloves and you’re good to go!
I know that not everyone is partial to this trend (personally I like it in the form of sweats, which G-Star also does) but chances are that it’s not going anywhere any time soon. However, perhaps after seeing how stylish this marriage of sporty and chic can actually be, you might take the risk! Besides, what’s fashion without a little adventure, right?
— Sandoval Gomez
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Here’s a hot scoop! If you really want to get a good deal on 7 for All Mankind jeans, then reserve your spot to attend The 7 for All Mankind Official 2010 Warehouse Sale, professionally managed by The Warehouse Sale (TWS). This is The Sale, with prices marked down, lower than other deals you may have seen throughout the year. Look for shorts, skirts, shirts, tees and outwear, with jeans starting at $65.
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— Kathy Ng Hassan
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Do you live near Dallas or New York City? If you do then here’s your chance to meet the beautiful, celebrated denim designer, Paige Adams-Geller, the creative director behind PAIGE PREMIUM DENIM. — Kathy Ng Hassan
FASHION’S NIGHT OUT AT PAIGE SOHO
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 (6PM – 11PM)
Paige Denim – Soho
71 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10112
In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, Paige will appear at the newly-opened Soho location, along with Gossip Girl star Katie Cassidy. Missy Beaver, celebrity trainer and creator of Kettle bell Workout, will also join in the celebration offering onsite fitness tips and giveaways. Carolina Liar will be appearing for a special live performance.
During this exclusive event, guests can enjoy champagne and sweets as they shop the latest Fall Collection featuring classic styles and fashion-forward designs from Paige Denim. A pair of free jeans will be raffled off to attendees every hour throughout the night.
MORE: Paige Denim’s additional retail stores in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York’s Upper West Side and Meatpacking neighborhoods will also be participating in the celebration. Fit experts will be onsite at all locations to help shoppers browse the latest looks in denim and select the perfect fitting jeans.
PAIGE ADAMS-GELLER PERSONAL APPEARANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010 (1PM – 4PM)
5220 Alpha Road
Dallas, TX 75240
Guests can meet Paige Adams-Geller and receive personal fit and styling tips from denim’s hottest designer. Attendees can shop the latest Fall Collection featuring classic fashion-forward designs from Paige Denim and receive a free gift with purchase.
Alexa Chung’s fashion collection for Madewell launches today! With all the buzz from the past year, many of us sat on the edge of our seat to see what this creative model-turned-TV presenter has cooked up for us. Alexa Chung for Madewell is complete with velvet, polka dots, coverall skirts and shorts, and even a tee with a sketch drawn by Alexa herself. Look for pieces designed with plenty of polite society with an edge of cutesy naughtiness. While you’re on the Madewell site, be sure to get your dose of Alexa Chung in her fashion shoot video.
VIEW THE COLLECTION
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Alexa Chung for Madewell
J BRAND Erdem for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.
I don’t know how they do it, but J Brand Jeans has done it again with a huge collaboration, and when I mean huge, I mean a lot of people in one series. Heard of Christopher Kane, Erdem, Richard Nicoll, Peter Pilotto or Meadham Kirchhoff? Seems Jeff Rudes and Susie Crippens really know how to make friends around the world. Apparently, each designer personally worked with the J Brand design team to create their own unique style, as depicted in these pictures.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
- J Brand / Christopher Kane for 5 x 5 will be available at HARVEY NICHOLS
- J Brand / Erdem for 5 x 5 will be available at HARRODS
- J Brand / Meadham Kirchhoff for 5 x 5 will be available at BROWNS
- J Brand / Peter Pilotto for 5 x 5 will be available at SELFRIDGES
- J Brand / Richard Nicoll for 5 x 5 will be available at LIBERTY
Additionally, from September 10th, all styles will retail in the United States at Jeffrey New York and INTERMIX ONLINE.
“Working with all five designers on 5 x 5 was a very rewarding experience for us. Each designer had a unique interpretation of J Brand that continues to expand the breadth of our brand. Our mission is to be a fashion leader that is making a difference; the project will help support future young designers through the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, the London organization that provides business guidance and mentoring for emerging fashion design talent.” – Jeff Rudes, CEO and Founder of J Brand
J BRAND Richard Nicoll for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.
J BRAND Peter Pilotto for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.
J BRAND Meadham Kirchhoff for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.
J BRAND Christopher Kane for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.
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