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DT team getting ready for FNO

DT team getting ready for FNO

Last night was Fashion Night Out in NYC. Just one weekend after labor day, the fall breeze came in and so did all New Yorkers that had been in and out of the city during the summer. DT was invited to offer free hems at the three locations of 7 for all Mankind stores. What a party! What a night….

Posted Sep 11 2010 in Uncategorized

DT + Camp Move IT!

Denim Therapy has found a great cause and partnered with Camp Move IT to donate jeans our customers don’t want repaired. Please see below letter from Brigid McGinn, Director of the Art and Fashion Departments


WOW! Two giant boxes sat on the porch of the Camp Move IT office. Is it possible they are a campers care packages?

Fearless leader of Camp Move IT, Jill Powell explained that actually they were a generous gift to all the Camp Move IT girls from Denim Therapy. “What’s denim? Jeans? Jeans with holes? Jeans that are WAY too big for us!”. What would a gaggle of girls at sleep away camp do with hundreds of pairs of old ripped jeans? Leave it to the awesome Inspirers at Camp Move IT to gleefully open those boxes in the camp’s House of Fashion and offer our amazed young fashionista’s a plethora of possibilities.

Once the girls realized that these jeans were for cutting up and transforming into innovative designs, their imaginations soared. They got to work sewing purses out of pockets, shoulder bags out of waistbands & shirts out of pants legs, complimenting their pieces with polka dots, muslin, plaid, and ruffles, even clover, wheat grass, maple leaves and bark from the woods outside, became embellishments on dresses, shirts and mini skirts. The most popular design was the ‘Butt to Bodice’ conception which highlighted the girls growing self confidence about their bodies with back pockets strategically placed over their breasts.

There was a rocking fashion show during each session and the girls strutted their recycled denim outfits with pride. When Camp Move IT had an outing to town for a show or ice cream there were always girls dressed up flaunting their designs on Main St.

Thank You Denim Therapy for your inspiring contribution to the creative lives of Camp Move IT girls.

With Great Appreciation from all the Campers & Inspirers

check out the video on Camp Move IT’s FB page!/profile.php?id=1146296761

Posted Sep 10 2010 in Uncategorized


paige-logoDo 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

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.


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.


Posted Sep 09 2010 in Uncategorized

ACNE’s Latest Collaboration Takes Aim At Transgender Consumers

ACNE Transgender Shirt Collection

You read that right.  Swedish clothing brand Acne has launched a collection of shirts, aimed at transgender consumers.  It’s not that much of a shock, when you think of it.  Another Swedish brand, Nudie Jeans, has a collection of unisex jeans (E.g. the “Slim Kim”), and they are not the only denim brand that provides jeans that are wearable for both genders.  This collection makes a point that the shirts are specifically designed with the transgender customer in mind, rather than saying the clothes happen to fit any gender, as the term “unisex” implies.

— Kathy Ng Hassan

From NYDailyNews:

Fashion isn’t just for men and women anymore.

The Swedish clothing brand ACNE is launching a new collection aimed at transgender consumers, reports Vogue UK.

ACNE designed the line of Italian denim and silk crepe shirts shirts along with Luis Venegas, the editor of transgender and cross-dressing fashion magazine Candy.

“Luis energy really reminds of the energy we had when we started ACNE,” the brand’s creative director Jonny Johansson told Vogue UK…”

Read more…


Posted Sep 09 2010 in Uncategorized

Alexa Chung for MADEWELL Launches Today!


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.


— Kathy Ng Hassan


Posted Sep 09 2010 in Denim News

J Brand Launches 5×5 London Collaboration With British Designers

J BRAND Erdem for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.

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.

J BRAND Richard Nicoll for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.

J BRAND Peter Pilotto for 5 x 5.

J BRAND Peter Pilotto for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.

J BRAND Meadham Kirchhoff for 5 x 5.

J BRAND Meadham Kirchhoff for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.

J BRAND Christopher Kane for 5 x 5.

J BRAND Christopher Kane for 5 x 5. Photo: Sarah Griggs.


Posted Sep 09 2010 in Uncategorized

Nikki Cho Russo 1968-2010

Dear DT readers,
It has taken me a while to write this post due to the sadness it invokes every time I start typing. On August 18th our dear friend and colleague Nikki past away after a long and arduous battle with cancer. Those of you who read her posts regularly got to know her sense of style, humor and passion for all things fashion and art. But as I thought about Nikki in the last few weeks I reflected on our relationship and how much she meant to Denim Therapy. When I launched DT a few years back some people scratched their heads. “Repairing jeans online? Why wouldn’t I just buy a new pair?” but Nikki got it immediately. “That’s awesome Francine. I love it”. Nikki was passionate about Denim Therapy and we were lucky to have her both as a partner and a friend.
Our hearts go out to Nikki’s family, her husband Phil and young Jasper.For those who would like make a donation to help further the battle against cancer you can do so at DT will match the first 1000 raised by our readers.
Rest in peace Nikki. You live on in our hearts and in these pages.
With much love.
Francine Rabinovich

Posted Sep 07 2010 in Denim Therapy

Fall in Love With Khaki Jeans


Patrycja R., 17 year old student from Wroc?‚aw. Via

Is there such a thing as color stalking?  I love this look (above) by Patrycia Regulska, from Poland, who posted her khaki pants inspiration on LookBook.  With fall’s forecast of a courtship with bright reds, khaki as a neutral complement will offer balance and a sense of civility, besides making that tomatoed coat or crimson lip color really pop.

Not that red is my thing, but with a good pair of skinny khaki jeans to serve as the fall/winter denim jeans version of the LBD, I am suddenly all over red like white on rice.  And if I’m not in the crimson mood, fall’s olive and gray tones will blend perfectly in a snap.

Take a look at some potential style canvas!

— Kathy Ng Hassan

PAIGE Verdugo Jegging in Kalahari Sand.

PAIGE Verdugo Jegging in Kalahari Sand.

TRUE RELIGION Casey Legging in Khaki.

TRUE RELIGION Casey Legging in Khaki.

JAMES JEANS Twiggy in Khaki.

JAMES JEANS Twiggy in Khaki.

CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Ankle Legging Jeans in Elephant.

CURRENT/ELLIOTT The Ankle Legging Jeans in Elephant.


Posted Sep 04 2010 in Uncategorized

Denim Desires: Kettle Black Corset Top


When the thermometer hits triple digits, the layers come off.  Way off.  And there you have it: a denim corset top.  Are you feeling a little bit saucy?  Do you have a hankering to be a bit dominating?  For the girl on the loose, this little denim top is a versatile focal point for all your other statement pieces: a naughty-meets-nice ensemble of a big baubled necklace coupled by the bad girl spiked stompers.  So which one are you?  It’s fun to keep them guessing.


— Kathy Ng Hassan


Posted Sep 02 2010 in Uncategorized

Why We Can Wear White Jeans After Labor Day

I’ve talked about why we should wear white jeans after Labor Day before, and it seems even more socially acceptable now, thanks to the latest white-featured presentations from the runways.  So I will start all over and label this reason #1: it’s okay to wear white jeans after Labor Day because it’s fashionable.  Now don’t be calling Isabel Marant a liar!

— Kathy Ng Hassan



Why Wouldn’t You Wear White After Labor Day?

August 27, 2010  6:51 am

Once, only the brave wore white after the first weekend in September (and by brave we mean French and/or those in possession of a generous dry-cleaning budget). But that old edict hasn’t really applied for a while, and judging by Fall collections from the likes of Thakoon Panichgul and Gucci’s Frida Giannini, a pair of white pants is now a winter wardrobe essential. According to Jill Stuart, though, the shade’s prominence has less to do with breaking rules than harmonizing palettes.

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