After the exciting commencement of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, came the rush of New York Market Week where designers and brands showed off their freshest designs and samples to retailers in showrooms across the city.
Highlights of the collection include denim at an entry-level price point, light chambray shirts, hoodies, and super soft polo shirts. All of the pieces feature one or two of E.N.D.’s signature motifs: the mizuhiki or the asanoha pattern. The mizuhiki knot is a bow traditionally used during gift-giving. The asanoha is an auspicious, abstract hemp leaf pattern. Lookout for the release of E.N.D. in the next year and check back at the Denim Therapy blog for more details on the official launch. If you are in the Brooklyn area you can stop by NOS Boutique in Dumbo to buy a select assortment of E.N.D. teeshirts and men’s jeans.
Last week at Project we had the chance to stop by the Jean Shop booth. Read on and check out the photos to see what we gleaned from our quick encounter during our preview of their Spring 2016 collection.
Conversations with denim heads combined with our intuition tells us that overalls and coveralls are going to make a strong comeback next year. Below is a prototype of a potential piece.
The personal touch of patches and repairs is timeless and certainly not going out of style any time soon. We saw extreme distressing, apparent darning, and patches galore during Market Week.
We strongly approve of the women’s denim vest in Jean Shop’s Spring 2016 collection.
We are always excited to see selvedge denim crossing into the women’s market. The Jean Shop Spring 2016 women’s selvedge shorts are kind of fulfilling our fantasies. We can only imagine the coolest of babes rocking orange selvedge shorts in the summer heat.
Jean Shop’s famous orange stitching and pockets.
A great styling suggestion after our own hearts from Jean Shop: denim on denim on denim. Triple the denim triple the fun.
–Emily B. McIntosh
Tags: American Denim, DENIM, Jean Shop, menswear, Spring 2016
We recently attended the new Levi’s women’s denim collection launch party at Milk Studios in the Meatpacking District. The event coincided with the release of the most significant change to the Levi’s women’s line since its inception. The Lot 700 update was an historic shift for a company so famous for its menswear. The theme running throughout the event was the staying power of Levi’s throughout American history. The new 700 series fit this big picture view by sticking with classic skinny and boot cut styles and avoiding temporarily trendy washes and treatments. However, the event was less geared towards previewing the construction of new pieces as it was focused on celebrating women’s empowerment. The walls of the warehouse featured dreamy lifesize portraits of influential badass babes in jeans by Petra Collins and glowing shadowboxes of vintage women’s Levi’s ephemera. Music by The Misshapes followed by a live performance by Lion Babe fed the crowd’s energy. Camera in hand and properly inspired by the triumphs of American women we waded through the warehouse packed with attendees decked in denim.
Models styled in five flavors of the new collection from the 711 Skinny to the 721 High Rise Skinny.
Leigh Lezark of The Misshapes mixing.
Photographer of the evening Petra Collins does skinny jeans with a Bowie tee.
Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe and Levi’s own Jimmy Everett share a blue carpet moment.
Model Yuka Mizuhara styled in dark blue skinny jeans in front of vintage Levi’s ads.
Detail of a pair of vintage women’s Levi’s with cinch back displayed at the event.
Check out more outfits of guests and models in the gallery below. Special guests included models Michelle Oullet, Nina Agdal, Carlotta Kohl, Georgina Burke and Jennie Runk.
All images via Raffael Flores-Contreras
—Emily B. McIntosh
Tags: Levi's, Levi's Launch Party, Petra Collins, women's Levi's, womens denim
Reminisce with us as we take a look back at the first day of Project Show, from super-cute animals (what’s a trade show without cute animals?) to terrifying shoes and a superior lounge area, complete with ping pong.
Shoes that bite back.
Reading about ourselves in the show program. #egoboost
For one fleeting moment, thinking we were on the beach.
Stay tuned for more Project Show coverage this week!
Tags: denim fashion, Denim Therapy, denim trade show, denim trends, lady gaga shoes, menswear dog, project new york, project show
We tried on some shades at the MYKITA store opening in SoHo last night, celebrating the newest leg of the brand’s increasingly large global reach. MYKITA’s German eyewear is lightweight, comfortable, and stylish as hell… a combination you can’t ignore. As if their frames weren’t cool enough, the concept behind the location at 109 Crosby street is every bit as thought out.
From MC’s review at Hey Mishka:
“No detail of this interior has been overlooked. Everything from the neon tubes that illuminate the building’s original metal pipes along the ceiling to the structure of the shelves and the storage units (old air stewardess trolleys) have been honed to reflect the brand’s unique image.
There was a real emphasis on preserving the building’s original heritage as an Art Deco landmark while creating a vibrant show space for the product. You know those places that are just fun to shop in, even without champagne?”
See more photos here, as well as a video of rockjazz pianist ELEW performing live. Be sure to check out MYKITA at 109 Crosby Street!
Tags: crosby street, designer frames, elew, german design, modern glasses, Mykita, new york city, rockjazz, round frames, round glasses, store opening
Denim lovers in Brooklyn know of a little gem on Nassau avenue right at the fringe of Greenpoint and beginning of Williamsburg, where the brunch and dinner crowds form for Five Leaves and Nights & Weekends. Loren is a small white brick denim haven filled to its brim with made-in-Brooklyn jeans, vintage denim finds and related treasures like men’s accessories and a selection of women’s denim staples. Denim Therapy was invited in for a bottle of vodka (wrapped in a snug denim case, designed by Loren Cronk in a special collaboration with ABSOLUT) and some jeans-to-go. We finished the evening off with denim-themed cocktails at Nights & Weekends.
Check out the video for more on the ABSOLUT collaboration:
Stay tuned for photos of DT’s resident denim expert Raffael in his made-in-Brooklyn jeans!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: ABSOLUT denim, brooklyn jeans, custom denim, custom jeans, denim shop brooklyn, Loren Cronk, made in brooklyn, mens denim, Nights & Weekends, raw denim, raw jeans, vintage denim
When you’ve cut your favorite jeans into shorts this summer and aren’t sure what to do with the denim scraps, P.S. I made this… comes to the rescue. This Saturday, April 6th, you can join blogger Erica Domesek at Bergdorf Goodman (5th Avenue & 85th st, New York City) to make some creative denim-centric DIY accessories. Projects will include denim-covered gold cuffs, cascading necklaces made using denim scraps, iPhone covers and more. Denim for the project is being provided by brands like Current/Elliott, AG Adriano Goldschmied, and Mother Denim.
See the invite below for full details:
See you there!
Tags: AG Adriano Goldschmied, Bergdorf Goodman, Current/Elliott, denim cuff, denim DIY, denim iPhone case, denim necklace, denim scraps, mother denim, P.S. I Made This
Recently, scores of celebrities dropped in at Frankie B. Denim‘s shopping event at Kitson West Hollywood. Celebrities such as Kelly Rutherford, Ashley Benson, Kelly Monaco (wearing Frankie B’s My BFF Jegging in Slick Turquoise), Shenae Grimes (wearing My BFF Jegging in Black Wax), Kimora Lee Simmons (wearing My BFF Jegging in Silver Dust), Lisa Vanderpump, Gilles Marini and family, Cassie Scerbo, Charlotte Ross, Brooke Burns, Lis Rohm, and Jillian Barberie showed up wearing their favorite Frankie B. jeans on the “denim carpet,” as they called it. Designer and Founder Daniella Clarke hosted this star-studded shopping event, which debuted her new hand-selected jegging and pants collection. Want to check them out? The jeans are available now at Kitson boutiques.
Photo Credit: Chris Clarizio/Genoa Studios.
Love these Frankie B. jeans? Go to Kitson online and nab a few!
Tags: Ashley Benson, Brooke Burns, cassie scerbo, charlotte ross, Daniella Clarke, Frankie B Denim, frankie b jeans, Gilby Clarke, Kelly Monaco, Kelly Ruherford, Kimora Lee Simmons, Kitson, Lisa Rohm, Lisa Vanderpump, party jeans, rocker jeans, shenae grimes, skinny jeans
G-Star’s Women’s Night is taking the world by storm as every woman needs that perfect pair of jeans in her wardrobe. On November 29th, G-Star is showcasing Global Women’s Night where women can go to find that perfect slim fit jean. Enjoy styling advice and drinks while G-Star’s denim experts help you find your style in one of five slim fits in multiple denim fabrics and washes. Select from the 3301 Contour, Lynn, Midge, Radar High Waist and Arc. You’ll find a pair that fits perfectly and makes you look great.
It’s all happening on November 29th, at the G-Star Store New York. 270 Lafayette Street. New York, NY 10012.
RSVP to: email@example.com
See the flier below for more details.
Tags: denim event, g-star women's night, nyc, skinny jeans, slim fit jeans, where to buy jeans, women's jeans
Listen up NYC folks: Earnest Sewn is having a party on Monday, and you’re invited! What’s the big deal? Oh, so big. First, you’ll get to preview Earnest Sewn‘s Spring 2013 Collection, then get the scoop on the Peter Som x Earnest Sewn Collection. If that’s not enough, you can shop their smart Fall-Winter Collection available now—we’re digging their fun and flirty denim right now (more on that later)—so don’t miss out. Also, get there early, or you’ll miss out on the snacks and BEvERages.
Monday, November 12 (6 to 9 p.m.)
821 Washington Street
Like what you see above? Grab a pair of those Earnest Sewn Harlan Camo jeans now!
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: denim events, Earnest Sewn, fashion parties, NYC events