Los Angeles denim brand House of Cassette‘s Peter James Lee talks candidly about what influences his brand strategy and what makes his jeans so special. Note that the language might be NSFW, so dial down your audio. Lee provides a bit of denim history and reveals how his jeans references vintage Levi’s construction with the use of interior chainstitching on the yoke and waistband. Also referencing Cassette’s use of vintage machinery and their “analog” design ethos, you get the idea that their jeans are individually crafted with a lot more care than mass-produced jeans. This is part 2 of Episode 1, entitled “Cut & Show.”
Video directed by Karlyn Michelson. For more information, go to House of Cassette online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: bespoke denim, chainstitching, handmade jeans, House of Cassette, Los Angeles denim brands, Peter James Lee, selvedge jeans
Odyn Vovk reveals his 2012 Spring/Summer Collection in a short fashion film. The denim vest, jean jacket, and jeans function as staple pieces for the man featured in the film, yet still manage to be unique due to distinctive collars, buttons, and light washes. The man in the film is going somewhere, and though he may not know where, he’s got the durable clothing to stick with him for the long run. You may not be going soul searching anytime soon, but these denim favorites are great pieces to have no matter where you’re headed.
Images via Hypebeast.
Tags: denim jeans, denim vests, Denim Washes, fashion film, jean jackets, light denim, Odyn Vovk
Harieth Paul channels true 1970?s cool in this fashion editorial for the July 2011 pages of Elle Canada. Shot by Richard Bernardin the Tanzanian beauty is definitely giving us a classic foxy vibe in bold floral print separates, and some of the summer seasons hottest denim looks. We’re pretty much in love with the amazing shredded denim overalls but we have to admit our favorite look is definitely the Stella McCartney oversized denim tunic styled with those killer lace -up thigh-high boots. Hands down our favorite take on the 70s trend to date!
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Tags: '70s trend, 70s denim, 70s fashion, Denim Overalls, Elle Canada fashion editorial, Elle Canada July 2011, Elle Magazine Canada, Harieth Paul, Harieth Paul for Elle Magazine, photographer Richard Bernardin, Richard Bernardin, shredded denim overalls, Stella McCartney, Stella McCartney denim tunic, Summer Denim Looks
We’d never thought we’d see the day when two of our favorite past times (happy hour and denim of course!) join forces to coexist as one. But the day has come, and to say the least, we’re quite ecstatic about the “injeanious” collaboration. Reason why? Denim Lounge located in the heart of New York City’s diverse Brooklyn neighborhood Bedford-Stuyvesant, is home to a jazzy live band, $2 tuesdays ($2 drinks specials, defintelty love at first sight) and weekly events that allow local talent to show case their work. But don’t let the down to earth vibe fool you, the decor in this lounge is one to be reckoned with. The glistening black bar, red scalloped banquettes, and scented candles will leave you feeling swanky as if you just stepped into the Gansevoort Hotel. But being the denim lovers that we are, we take great appreciation to the quirky mural of a topless chick wearing a pasted-on pair of jeans and the muted prince videos that play on a projectile screen. Denim lounge has definitely lived up to its name and we’re not complaining one bit. Cheers!
Images via nymag
— Ashlee Mellowes
Tags: bar/restaurant, Bed-Stuy, brooklyn, denim decor, Denim lounge, gansevoort hotel NYC, happy hour, ny
Take care of details this summer with an accessory that will tie your outfit together and give you a fresh approach to transitional dressing. This wide-brimmed hat is the perfect way to hint at the hues of fall while still keeping summer alive with super-short cut-off jean shorts and a flowing boat-neck top. This hue of maroon works great with leopard (or any animal print) and can kick an outfit up a notch in an instant. Bottom line? We’re getting behind dark wash jean shorts and dramatic hats for fall.
Image via Snake’s Nest.
Tags: cut off shorts, dark wash denim, denim shorts, Jean Shorts, red hat, summer to fall style, transitional style, wide brimmed hat
Acne‘s Jonny Johansson is always thinking outside of the box, even when he puts his models in it. The video below takes you behind the scenes at Acne’s Womenswear Resort 2012 fashion show, featuring a giant black frame which looks a bit like an enormous iPad screen (yes, our view is now distorted by iDevices). Models stream through this giant box which serves as the focal point of the fashion show. A minimalist setting complete with pastel blue runways, Acne’s Womenswear Resort 2012 fashion show featured some yummy Otterpop pastels and popcicle orange and yellow against its requisite neutrals. With shredded denim shorts, figure-hugging skirts and even a jeans jacket in the mix, styled with tousled and teased-hair models, everything looks very über chic Stockholm street style.
Acne Studios continues to churn out interesting collections with the goal of not following what’s going on in the rest of Europe. Acne Creative Director Jonny Johannsson provides some insight into this collection. If you watch carefully, Johansson is interviewed during the hectic fashion show set-up. Were they trying to show off his set, or did he simply get in the way? At any rate, they put Jonny in a box, which is so unlike his goals at Acne.
Video directed by Marius Crowne. For more information, go to Acne online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Acne Behind the Scenes, Acne Jeans, acne studios, Acne Womenswear, Jonny Johannson
…of course one of the afformentioned elements is a killer pair of cut-off shorts. We spotted this lovely lady on the Facehunter‘s blog and decided to whip up a little how-to for those who want to acquire this vacation-esque look. Start with a pair of cut-off shorts that really fit you well. We love this super-dark wash (almost a faded black or navy). Pair with a neutral colored button-up top (extra points for a v-neck). Sleeves can be cuffed or feature a cute mini-blousson detail as seen below. Finish off the look with a bright white scarf—this is the point of the look! That shot of white will give you a just-got-off-the-beach vibe that may even rub off on your mood (even on a Monday).
Share your outfits with us on facebook! Image via Facehunter.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim cut-offs, perfect outfit, summer style, the facehunter, vacation style, white scarf
It happens every once in a while. We see a deep blue garment, tailored and seamed with hardware and a crisp fit, and we want so badly for it to be denim. Sometimes it is, sometimes it ain’t. But this time, we had to blog it anyway. The Queen of the Caribbean strapless dress is a playful, sexy option for summer nightlife outings that your friends won’t soon forget. The careening zipper seams and tiered contours will lend a powerful edge to your figure. Top it off with a crocheted shawl some blinding white sandals, or a floppy hat and sheer cardigan. It may be latex and poylester, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend! You can score this beauty for $106 at Tobi.
Tags: cant believe its not denim, caribbean queen, fall style, hardware, strapless dress, summer style, wish it was denim, zipper seams