You might have seen CLOSED‘s new website and behind-the-scenes video in yesterday’s Denim Dose, but we couldn’t resist posting these mouthwatering images from the denim line’s print campaign as well. Snapped in the Mojave Desert by Max Farago, these photos feature creatives like singer/songwriter Ry Cumming and French-born DJ Rachel Pouillat instead of models. Their chill spirit is reflected in the collection’s refreshing acid-hued skinnies juxtaposed with dusty chambray tunics and denim trousers, with plenty of options for both men and women. Set against Twentynine Palms’s gorgeous poolside cerulean blues and desert brush, their message becomes pretty clear: why not soak up SoCal in style?
The Autumn/Winter 2011 G-Star Correct Line “Midnight Collection” is out, so if you’re still searching for the perfect holiday gifts, look no further.This collection is full of creative options for evening wear, but better than what you’re used to because of G-Star’s efforts to include new silhouettes and fabric choices. You can be sure that when you’re wearing anything from this line, you are sure to be the most talked about in the room (in a good way of course!). While the blue and black palette remind us of G-Star’s denim roots, it also makes these pieces extremely easy to pair with staple items in your closet, like black leather boots. Our favorite look from the collection has to be the NY RAW runway inspired dress, the Kalahari Dress. See the comparison below and shop for the rest of the items in stores or online at G-Star.
Christmas came early! Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes gets a little crazy for the LOVE Magazineadvent 2011 calendar in this highly amusing video. Amidst the cheeky festivity and flirty-filthy behavior, she’s wearing denim shorts and attempting to sing a song that even moderately skilled karaoke die-hards shy away from until they’ve had a few rounds of the hard stuff. You can see the full calendar at the LOVE Magazine site, where you’ll uncover videos of Lindsey Wixson singing Jingle Bells, Emily Weiss as rudolph (in denim-on-denim), Alessandra Ambrosio stripping out of white cut-offs, and more!
We were wondering what Joe’s Jeans were cooking up when we saw one of these train car colored denim ads in NYLON Magazine this month, and now we’re privy to the short film campaign, shot by Tao Ruspoli, that follows girls in colored denim and their struggle to pick a pair of jeans amidst so many choices. Sound like your morning routine? Ours too.
The film summary reads as follows:
“In this artistic short, two girls wearing Joe’s colored denim—one in a vibrant color and the other in a softer shade—board a vintage train car. Once in the sleeper car, one passenger opens her suitcase displaying her brightly colored Joe’s skinny jeans. She indecisively picks through her candy colored denim options as her fellow passenger looks on secretly coveting all of the bold color choices.
Exhausted from going through her options, the passenger decides to take a rest amidst a bed of colored denim. The on-looking passenger seizes her opportunity and darts out with as many jeans as she can carry. After a short rest, she awakens tofind her denim missing and takes off in a colorful pursuit.”
Falling Whistles‘ collaboration with Dannijo has given rise to some unbelievably beautiful jewelry. Their steam punk meets ultra-glam aesthetic make for a statement piece you just can’t one-up. For those unfamiliar, Falling Whistles is a non-profit organization that endeavors to bring education and rehabilitation to war-torn Congo. The whistles are symbols of the children who are sent to battle there, some of them unarmed and wearing only whistles around their necks. Every piece you buy funds the efforts of the organization, and seriously, who wouldn’t want one of these?
Glamour and CLOSED have released a set of 30 very cool limited edition denim jackets. Sales revenue will be donated to the German Red Cross for helping to support and rebuild Japan in the wake of March 2011′s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The jacket features flap pockets, denim buttons, a faux-fur collar, and artist rendition of the Japanese sunburst symbol in its back. The retail at approx $390 and you can grab one here.
Earnest Sewn introduces a fresh new take on a twill pant, the Winston, and is donating 10% of sales from their NYC stores to American Diabetes Association in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month. Earnest Sewn Designer, Benjamin Talley Smith says, “the Winston is the evolution of the best selling Fulton Twill program for Fall. I live in denim, it’s my life, but for the holidays the Winston is the perfect alternative to jeans you can wear home to your family or out to sophisticated events, but still feel comfortable. The Fall trouser is a Relaxed Slim Slant Pocket Pant, unique with a Chino Back pocket and Turkish Stretch Twill and comes in the festive shades of Shadow, Moss & Cayenne” and will promote funds for the entire month of November at Earnest Sewn’s Meatpacking & Lower East Side stores; $198, and online.
November is American Diabetes Month, a time to encourage all to make lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of being diagnosed with the chronic but manageable disease. Nearly 26 million Americans today are living with diabetes, a disease that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, blindness and kidney failure if left untreated or improperly managed. Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes and research shows that the disease kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of the disease. The organization funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes and delivers services to hundreds of communities; www.diabetes.org.
To cap off its 20th Anniversary, A/X Armani Exchangecreated the A/X VIDEOMIX app, a fun music video-fashion show creator, which can be found in the bottomless pit of handheld games we know as iTunes. The app for the iPhone and iPad puts you in the director’s chair as you produce your own music video. Choose your model: Alessandra Ambrosio, Marlon Teixera, Francisco Lachowski, Milou Sluis and more; select your music track, backgrounds and A|X 20th Anniversary Collection looks, which feature a lot of denim styles. To get an idea what cool runway show you can create, check out Giorgio Armani’s VIDEOMIX creation, “The SuperShow”. It’s almost cool enough knowing that Armani himself fiddles around in iTunes. Check out the gallery for some featured looks you can animate, shop and share.
After the show has been viewed, users can “like,” comment and rate A|X VIDEOMIX creations, which will permit special access to behind the scenes videos, footage of models preparing for the show and more. To download the A/X VIDEOMIX application, go to iTunes online.
Brazilian denim line John John’s spring 2012 line offers bleached and studded denim vests, casually cuffed threads, distressed denim shorts, and flared jeans, complete with a devil-may-care attitude. But it’s always best to see these looks in action! Part I of John John’s most recent video campaign takes us along on a road trip through the dusty desert, ending with a pool party of epic proportions, while Part II is a Venice Beach paradise of surf, sun, and skateboarding. And all these fun times happen while wearing jeans (that’s just how we roll too).
The perfect skinny jeans require the perfect t-shirt. Once you establish this equation, it’s just a matter of the right blazer and accessories. We’re totally intrigued by The AllSaints + Not For Sale T-shirt Collection—Rachel Zoe plugged it this morning and caught our attention. Not For Sale is a non-profit anti-human trafficking group, to which proceeds from these rad tees will go. You can do your part to prevent forced labor and human trafficking around the world while scoring something stylish for your closet. Win/win? We think so.