While walking in the east village this week, we spotted a new campaign posted up on phone booths. The poster, shown below, reveals a bottle of water saying “I want to be a pair of jeans. Recycle me.” This poster is part of the I Want To Be Project, which calls attention to the wide array of materials we consume daily that could be recycled into new materials. Their website includes tin cans that want to be bicycles, bottles that want to be jeans and benches, and more. The next time you go to toss your water bottle in the trash, consider letting it have a second life. Read more about how plastic bottles and containers are recycled.
Supermodel Karlie Kloss laced up a pair of roller skates to star in the Frame Denim Spring 2014 ad campaign, complete with 70s inspired bell bottoms and romantic wavy hair. This ad comes as a follow up to her collaboration with the brand in 2013. Says Fashion Gone Rogue, “The American model is the epitome of seventies chic in a pair of flared denim pants with a white asymmetrically cut bodysuit. Karlie trades in her signature short crop for a longer ‘do in the black and white image.” Yep, we’re in love.
You know the scenario… it’s mid-spring, you’re psyched for your first day in weather-appropriate spring attire, and you knock your latte over right in the lap of your new white jeans. Sound familiar? We know, we’re cringing too. That scenario is enough to make you swear off wearing white forever! But Joe’s Jeans has a solution: a stain-proof white denim collection dubbed Spotless. The collection tagline urges customers to “play dirty” but “stay spotless”. Elle did a good job getting us psyched, but we’re waiting for the video of models wearing the white skinnies, cut-off shorts and cropped pants, dousing themselves in coffee, soda, and wine.
Jeans are known for their versatility, tough exterior, and likelihood of becoming your go-to answer to every outfit dilemma. But did you know they can also be worn to bust some serious moves on the dance floor? Check this out this epic video by i-D and Diesel, promoting their new jog jean in every genre of dance you can name off the top of your head, and let us know if you feel the sudden urge to wear jeans to your next weekend dance-off.
Joe’s Jeans released their spring campaign in a new video titled “Just A Perfect Day”. The protagonists are liberated New Yorkers who live against the grain of society’s standards, which in some cases means becoming a runaway bride (with jeans hidden below a wedding dress), and doing the morning “walk of shame”, without any shame at all. Joe’s wants to encourage their customers to let go of the standards for how we should be living, and start living up to our own personal standards. What does that mean? Well, we suspect it might cause a few cab riders to veer off course and do what they really want to do with their day.
DL1961 Premium Denim recently released its Spring/Summer 2014 marketing campaign, meaning anyone who wasn’t already staring out their NYC office window at the falling snow, dreaming of summer, will now proceed to do exactly that. The new campaign features a serene and ethereal beach photo session, exploring a range of expressive poses. Shot by Boo George, the release pays homage to the lazy New York summer. Some shots remind us of romantic summer films, and honestly, we can’t stop playing this one over and over in our heads.
DL1961’s latest offerings are designed using technologically-advanced, lightweight denim fabrics with immaculate cut and sew detailing, so in addition to longing for beach weather, we’re craving a pair of these jeans too. See the full campaign below.
“As a brand that calls New York home, we love to capture the lifestyle and essence of those who wear DL1961 in their everyday lives – including summertime when denim is more uncommon,” states Sarah Ahmed, DL1961’s Creative Director. “For Spring/Summer the collection embodies the effortless spirit and simplicity of summer through our innovative technologies that keep you cool and comfortable.”
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Jeff Shafer, designer of Agave Denim, introduces his newest endeavor: BLUER DENIM. It’s a transparently sourced, American-made premium denim brand with free at-home try-on and “impossible” price point. “BLUER aspires to become a global leader in ethical business practices that include providing recycled and re-purposed denim to people in need, as well as strict corporate responsibility and a reduced environmental impact.”
These jeans feature Georgia-grown cotton, Cone White Oak denim milled in North Carolina, YKK buttons, rivets and zippers forged in Kentucky, and a full production executed in LA using an eco-friendly ozone laundry process. Both men’s and women’s styles will be available exclusively online. The retail price? Less than $100.
We all know the little black dress is a timeless staple every woman needs in her closet to throw on at a moment’s notice. Slimming, versatile, and requiring minimal thought, the right LBD can transform your mood and catapult you into the realm of “Damn, I look awesome!” J Brand wants to do the same thing, but with a pair of jeans. Enter, the Little Black Jeans. Right now these jeans are exclusive to Selfridges in the UK, but you can shop J Brand’s black jeans in the mean time.
Gisele Bündchen‘s latest appearance in the BLK DNM campaign may not be so obvious at first, unless you’re one of those people who know her backside as well as you know her face. And yes, we’re sure there are some of you out there. The campaign features the super model bending over an open car hood, as if she’s going to figure out what’s wrong with it and fix it. But what do we know? Maybe she’s a trained mechanic in addition to looking that good in a pair of jeans.
Levi’s has introduced a collection of denim incorporating post-consumer waste, specifically recycled plastic bottles and food trays. Each Levi’s Waste<Lessproduct will include a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer recycled content, or, on average, eight 12 to 20-ounce bottles per jean. The line will include both men and women’s denim styles for the upcoming spring season. This new initiative represents the n ext chapter in the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable design.
“From the beginning, we have designed our products with purpose and intent. By adding value to waste, we hope to change the way people think about recycling, ultimately incentivizing them to do more of it,” said James Curleigh, global president of the Levi’s brand. “This collection proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort or style to give an end a new beginning.”