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.
Our buddies at d.brand opened up the showroom Thursday night for a vodka & candy (and denim) party to celebrate the unveiling of their fall 2012 line. As editors, bloggers, models, and photographers mingled they munched authentic Swedish candy from Sockerbit and browsed the brand new jeans, jackets, and sportswear for men & women. Check out the party pics (and some shots of the line) below.
One of the biggest trade shows in Europe happens at Bread & Butter Berlin, and G-Star RAW was there to debut their new Spring-Summer 2012 collection to buyers. If you ever decide to launch a denim label and break into Europe, this is the trade show you must get into. The scale of the displays are hardcore as each brand competes for attention. See exclusive snaps and behind-the-scenes views of G-Star’s enormous space at the trade show, complete with an “art” installation hall, open-plan booth and dedicated storefront.
We’re psyched about the Natural Process: A Study In Worn Denim exhibit launching this evening at Elxr Coffee in Philly, presented by The American Classic. It’s an exhibit that explores ” the stories behind the people that used and abused (or loved) these jeans to their current threadbare and hole-y state”. Stop by if you’re in the area! We’ll have post-show coverage for you next week.
Natural Process: A Study In Worn Denim Friday, January 13th 2012 at 8:00PM
Elixr Coffee 207 S 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cocktails provided by Art in the Age’s Root & Snap liqueurs.
This Thursday, the Levi’sretail store in Malibu, California (aka Levi’s Malibu) is hosting an event to raise awareness for 826LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Levi’s Malibu will be making a set donation and will be accepting donations in snacks and writing materials on behalf of the charity. Representatives from 826LA will be attending to educate people on the charity. Refreshments will be served.
Date: Thursday, December 18 (6 to 8 p.m.) Location: 3862 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. (310) 317-9194
Milk Studios in NYC showcased photography exhibition Picturing Marilyn in the Milk Gallery. The show launched November 9th for a special preview, the same month as My Week with Marilyn, a film starring Michelle Williams (which the gallery’s opening reception celebrated). It was open to the public November 10th—13th, so if you didn’t catch it, enjoy the photos below. Many of the photos in the gallery were unpublished shots by leading photographers, but the ones that interested us most were shots of Marilyn in vintage denim. A-MA-ZING. See more photos of the exhibition here.
“We all know her as the classic blond bombshell. She remains one of Hollywood’s most famous film starlets. She has been photographed countless times by some of America’s most influential photographers- still, Marilyn Monroe’s life has managed to remain shrouded in mysteries to even those closest to her. Even now, new stories from Marilyn’s short lived life are being introduced to a new generation of adoring fans.” (Milk Studios)
At the Kitson store on Roberston Blvd. in Los Angeles there is a new window display showcasing all the fun that is the Bleulabreversiblejean–what seems to really be the start of a denim revolution!. These jeans come in a variety of cuts and colors, and the best part is you’re pretty much buying two pairs of jeans for the price of one thanks to their innovative design. We don’t know about you guys, but when we’re getting great-fitting, qualitydenim for such an awesomedeal, we just can’t say no! And after looking at the new window setup, there’s no doubt in our minds that these jeans are a denim head must-have!
Tory Burch, who just so happens to make some of our favorite jeans ever (have you scoped out her perfect low-rise wide leg dark wash jeans?), will be holding a live web stream this morning at 9:30AM, as part of WWD CEO Summit. Want a front row seat to the first ever live stream of this event? You’ve got it! WWD will live stream Tory’s presentation on the WWD Facebook page. She’ll discuss theimpact of social media on telling the Tory Burch brand story and connecting with and creating an engaged community. The attendees to the WWD CEO Summit will include top execs from Barneys, Gilt Groupe, Bottega Veneta and more. Don’t miss it!
During the last week of October, G-Star hosted Women’s Night in its monobrand stores worldwide. From London to New York to Tokyo, G-Star stores turned into a fashion experience were women were advised on the perfect jeans while enjoying music, drinks and beauty. Women’s Night in Soho attracted a group of over 150 fashionable ladies. Besides shopping for the perfect denim, women received “Skinny Jeans” Salon Effects manicures by Sally Hansen, hair touch ups by Warren Tricomi and make-up by Bobbi Brown. Stylists were on hand to walk guests through G-Star’s staple 3301 basic denim and the brand’s latest 3D denim evolutions. Guests also shopped and explored G-Star’s RAW Essentials and Correct Line offerings while DJ Chelsea Leyland set the sound for the evening. Check out the event snaps from NY, Tokyo, Madrid, Rome, London, Paris, and Amsterdam below!