A very cool exhibition is coming to NYC in June, thanks to globe-trotting photographer Eric Kvatek (known for shooting the lookbooks of brands like PRPS and Kapital). It’s called Japanese Indigo: Boro, and showcases his Japanese indigo textiles from as far back as the early 1800s. The exhibition will be held at Mondo Cane in Tribeca, June 21st—July 12th, with an opening party for denim heads to kick it off.
Denim retailer Bluenotesis partnering with The CURE Foundation for National Denim Day on May 15. For every pair of jeans purchased at Bluenotes online, $1 will be donated to the CURE Foundation’s efforts to improve the outcome for those affected by breast cancer, through the purchase of equipment, and the funding of research, education and awareness across Canada. Furthermore, with every pair of jeans purchased during the week of May 14, a new pair will be donated to a charity in your community.
Yesterday, Madewell 1937 opened yet another store in Los Angeles: this time on a bustling retail and restaurant destination in Old Pasadena, California – the east side of town! The newest shop takes over the former site of Guess?. The grand opening sip and shop event lasted well beyond it’s 8 p.m. last call for vodka drinks and denim fittings. If you’re not already taking the day off to enjoy the sun, head on over to Madewell’s shiny new store on Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. Check out the gallery for the scoop on what to expect in store for their current Spring 2012 collection. You’ll find not only colored and floral jeans, but a slim Boyfriend jean that is getting a resurgence in popularity this season.
Madewell Pasadena opens until 8 p.m. tonight so make a date of it. Go to Old Pasadena online for store hours.
Guess & Guess by Marciano had their fall/winter 2012 press preview for accessories, men’s and women’s clothing on April 6th at the gorgeous Skylight West in NYC. The room was full of natural light and adorned with next season’s must-have’s, including specs, bags, belts, faux-fur stoles, watches, and of course, super chic attire. We fell for an ensemble involving a cropped floral skinny jean with a denim jacket, worn under an oversized pink faux-fur jacket. See more below!
NYLON Magazine and Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren are having an VIP shopping event at Macy’s in Herald Square in NYC next week! On Wednesday March 28th, hang out, see a live performance by WATERS, get styled by NYLON editors, and do some shopping. The party starts at 6PM! Check out the invite below for more info.
Now that SXSW is over, and you’re wondering what you’re going to do next, Hudson Jeans is giving one lucky winner a pair of tickets to Coachellaplus a pair of Hudsons for your music festival style outing. We got really excited about this but knew we couldn’t keep this to ourselves. Follow Hudson on Twitter (@HudsonJeans) and get the details! Contest ends March 30.
We dropped by Denim Habit on 14th street last Thursday for the Henry & Belle launch party. Henry & Belle is one of our favorite brands (both for back story and for fit), so it was awesome to check out the collection presented through the eyes of the designer. The denim was presented with the hand-crafted Henry & Belle sign and clear glass jars of indigo thread (we also got to check out some of the electric hues available by brands like Rich & Skinny). The event benefited the Heather on Earth Music Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing funding for music therapy programs in children’s hospitals. Check out our pics below.
Shop Henry & Belle online—and stay tuned for our exclusive preview of their latest jeans.
Hey NYC! Thursday and Friday this week, take denim shopping to the next level with NYLON Guys and Bloomingdale’s “Denim Days”—a VIP denim shopping event on Thursday March 15th (6PM – 8PM) at the Bloomingdale’s 59th Street (1000 3rd Avenue). Can’t make that one? Never fear! There’s another one at Bloomingdale’s Soho (504 broadway) on Friday the 16th from 5PM – 7PM. Score editors’ styling tips, complimentary snacks, and see the latest collections. See the flier below for more details.
Nudie Jeans and indie music magazine Death and Taxes have headed to South by Southwest (SXSW) to open their East End pop-up shop and multi-artist showcase from Thursday to Friday, March 15-16 (12 p.m. to 8 p.m.). The shop at Cheer Up Charlie’s will feature a tightly-curated range of unisex organic denim and organic tops from the Spring-Summer 2012 collection. Commemorating the Austin launch, a limited edition “Keep It Weird” printed organic tee-shirt will be free with every denim purchase, or available for purchase at $25. All sales from limited edition tee-shirts will be donated to Austin Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization which supports local musicians with educational resources.
There will be onsite hydration stations and reusable water bottles (provided by Brita, global leaders in water purification); listening stations (provided by Marshall, the iconic amplifier and headphones brand); live performances and other goodies. See the flyer for more information.
Nudie Jeans x Death & Taxes Pop-Up Shop & Artist Showcase
March 15-16 (12 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Cheer Up Charlie’s
1104 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78702 RSVP: dteastend.eventbrite.com
Dan Deacon, Caveman, DirtyBeaches, Princeton, Superhumanoids and more.
Last Friday, Hudson Jeans‘ Phosphorescent Invasion landed in the Meatpacking District, during New York Fashion Week. The East Coast launch event made a big splash as denim lovers and celebs (i.e. Coco Rocha and Joe Jonas) jammed inside retailer SCOOP NYC. Hudson Jeans is known for throwing some of the best parties in the industry, and who couldn’t resist the glowing neon lights and crystalline structure decor? All of this was to promote their new LouLou tuxedo stripe jeans. Watch the video to see highlights from the party.