After fawning over the uber-creative denim dresses & skirts in the newest Desigual collection, we had to take a minute to get amped about the likewise norm-challenging design of the men’s denim items in the line. Check out these destroyed jeans with a calculated wash/stain and the denim-over-denim jeans at right (this adds a new level of confusion to anyone who lets their pants hang down around their behind). While these styles are specific to a certain fun-loving customer, we sure love seeing something a bit different come down the runway.
You can check out some more of the guy’s line in this editorial we spotted on the Desigual facebook page—click through to view it full size. They’re also running a cool spring sale campaign right now where you can vote for your favorite item by “liking” the image in the men’s and women’s collections. The item with the most likes will be marked down 15%. Get on it!
—Denim Therapy Staff
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Guess?, inc., just announced the new poster girl for its Fall 2011 campaign, and it’s rising talent Amber Heard. You may know her from “Pineapple Express” and “Zombieland.” She will next star in “The Rum Diary” opposite Johnny Depp and Aaron Eckhart and is currently in production on the NBC pilot, “Playboy.” “We are thrilled to have signed Amber Heard for the GUESS Fall 2011 advertising campaign,” says Paul Marciano, Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director for Guess?, Inc. “Amber embodies the essence of the true GUESS girl with her natural beauty and classic all-American good looks. The campaign, which was shot by Ellen Von Unwerth, is sure to become a classic that will continue to define what the GUESS brand stands for.”
Photo via Fashion Fame.
We’re guessing that Paul Marciano has made yet another excellent choice. Log on to Guess.com to stay tuned for previews from the Fall 2011 campaign.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Amber Heard, guess campaign, Guess Inc., Guess jeans
U.S. fans of Australian fashion label Arnsdorf can rejoice! The brand landed stateside last month with e-commerce options for the U.S. of A. We’re also stoked about Arnsdorf’s newest Tremors collection. In contrast to their last collection (characterized by geometric construction and Lewis Carrollian aesthetics), Tremors is a divergent omnibus of fluid lines and color blocks. While it contains hints of its geometric predecessor, the look is fresh. We love the mix of standard hues and colored denim, like the yummy lavenders and mint greens (we could seriously eat these like ice cream bars). Here’s to more color options for seasons to come!
Arnsdorf jeans, available at MyChameleon.com.
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Fashion It-Girl Alexa Chung is officially collaborating with Madewell, and we’re all holding our breath to see (and shop) the newest collection of must-have items from this classic-cool line and one of our style icons (get on their mailing list to keep up to date on the launch). For now we’ve got this stylin’ photo shoot to muse over and get a little inspiration from. Alexa was given five Madewell classic items and styled them with pieces from her own closet, so you can see how she really gets down with denim.
Check out the full Alexa Chung x Madewell photo shoot and get inspired!
—Denim Therapy Staff
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Natalie Off Duty had a recent stint in Barcelona, lighting up the streets with her charming style and quirky approach to off-duty dressing. Her newest blog post features her in an American Apparel denim work shirt and leather pants by Zara, flanked by some friends with cute outfit ideas of their own. We love this fun handling of candy-pink denim and a light gray blazer. Visit Natalie Off Duty for more fun fashion styling & globe trotting adventures!
Want to score a pair of SOLD Design Lab jeans for free? Check out this contest Natalie is hosting on facebook!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: American Apparel, denim blogger, Denim Work Shirt, model, natalie off duty, pink denim, pink jeans
We know what you’re thinking… “another denim brand, hooray!” But before you even get excited, check out this innovative denim design and learn why you should really be impressed. Rue De Jeans offers something called a stealth patented design element. What appears to be a discreet black logo patch on the back of the waistband is actually much more than decorative: it conceals patented design technology that enables the jeans to fit like a glove and adjust with every movement. Intrigued? So are we. The Women’s and Men’s line comprises of classic denim in a variety of cuts and washes. Check out their website and read an exclusive Q&A with the brand below.
Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning. What inspired you to get this brand off the ground?
Rue De Jeans: Ever since I was a child, I had a strong passion for Fashion. Having a fashionista mom (former Miss Korea) definitely inspired and influenced me. RUE was created from my own experience as an international traveler. On a flight heading from Shanghai to LA, I conceptualized a trendy piece of denim with extra comfort, made from premium textile. After 8 months of trial period, RUE finally came out, based on finest quality of fabric and the best fit (that molds and shapes all body figures)!
DT: How do you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of popular denim brands afloat right now?
RDJ: Top known brands like Seven, Diesel, J Brand… we have all of their strengths. We’ve got good prices and comfortable jeans like Seven, super-trendy items like Diesel, and flawless fit like J Brand.
On top of this, we got this patented design technology on the waistline to set us apart. This patented discreet logo gives two inches of extra room and comfort. We even blind tested using 10 known denim brands with 10 different body types to ensure this was the best fitting jean we could create. We also offer top quality Italian and Japanese fabrics such as candiani, kurabo, kaihara, and selvage with detail-oriented designer top stitching and attention to detail. We would consider our denim as art work.
DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?
RDJ: Travel. Lots of travel visiting many different places.
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Tags: cut off shorts, interview, perfect fit, q&a, rue de jeans, Spring Summer 2011, stealth patent design element
Swirl is hosting one of their usual incredible sales, this time with Genetic Denim for up to 65% off. A huge array of jeans are available from, the deliciously standard Liam Straight leg jean to the drop crotch Val Drawstring and the adorable Bailey Harem. They’re known for creating some of the softest denim material, perfect for transitioning into the warmer months. Priced from $49 to $79, these jeans are under $100 and priced to move (so get your move on)!
Looking for even more discounted denim? Gilt Groupe is hosting a Citizens of Humanity sale and the preview is available now. Skinnies, flares, and more will be up for grabs starting today.
—Denim Therapy Staff
Tags: cheap jeans, denim harem pants, denim on sale, Genetic Denim, jeans on sale, soft denim, SWIRL, under $100
Looking for a stylish new way to lug around your affects (or a quick way to skip town… perhaps to Diesel Island for the weekend)? Yoga clothes, groceries, school books, and overnight items alike can be on hand at all times in this large “BRAVE-ART” Travel Bag by Diesel. It’s priced at a formidable $300 , but the cow leather handles, metallic inserts, and flawless cotton wash have us considering. Buy it at Diesel!
—Denim Therapy Staff
Tags: cow leather, denim bag, Diesel, diesel spring summer 2011, functional denim, tote bag, travel bag
Have you checked out Desigual lately? The lookbook pamphlet they’ve been handing out in front of their SoHo store is chocked full of innovative bohemian summer denim picks,with an inspiring variety of textures and approaches. From color blocked pockets achieved with a mix of washes, to plaids and stripes being mixed with tiered, pieced-together jean material, the look is festive and fun for sure. Check out these and other looks in the newest Desigual line, including men’s and children’s. And remember—denim ‘aint just jeans!
—Denim Therapy Staff
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