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Girls Only! G-Star’s Women’s Night, At Locations Nation Wide


Ladies, ready for some pampering to start off your weekend? Tomorrow night, October 27th, G-Star Women is doing a ladies-only event at locations around the country. You’ll be treated to makeup makeovers, denim manicures (you already know we’re psyched about that!), champagne, expert style advice, and of course, killer denim shopping! Scroll below to find an event close to you.

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“This week, all G-Star stores worldwide will be hosting a Women’s Night. The G-Star Women’s Night concept provides guests with a backstage feeling in a fun environment for hair and make-up touch-ups, manicures, and hors d’oeuvres, while receiving professional styling tips to help them find the perfect denim. The G-Star style for women is defined by the combination of opposing elements and influences – tough & feminine, denim & silk, raw & chic – to create a unique, strong look that makes them feel confident.

G-Star Women’s Night will be celebrated at 141 Stores in 28 Countries all in this 1 week. For ladies looking for more information, please visit: www.women.g-star.com.”

Below are times and locations of G-Star Women’s Night events in the US:

G-Star Chicago
1525 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois
October 26th, 2011
5:00pm- 8:00pm

G-Star  Los Angeles (Melrose)
7966 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, California
October 27th, 2011
6:00pm-9:00pm

G-Star Los Angeles (Santa Monica Place)
166 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, California
October 27th, 2011
6:00pm-9:00pm

G-Star New York (Broadway)
441 Broadway
New York City, New York
October 27th, 2011
5:00pm-8:00pm

G-Star New York (Soho)
270 Lafayette Street
New York City, New York
(Private Event)

G-Star New York (Union Square)
873 Broadway
New York City, New York
October 27th, 2011
5:00pm- 8:00pm

G-Star Newport Beach
571 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, California
October 27th, 2011
6:00pm-9:00pm

G-Star San Diego
470 5th Ave
San Diego, California
October 27th, 2011
6:00pm-9:00pm

G-Star San Francisco
2060 Chestnut St
San Francisco, California
October 27th, 2011
6:00pm-9:00pm

G-Star Washington DC
1666 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC
October 27th, 2011
7:00pm-10:00pm
We’ll see you there!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 26 2011 in Denim News » Events

GUESS by Marciano Debuts Holiday 2011 Collection


Last week, GUESS by Marciano debuted their 2011 Holiday Collection with an exclusive cocktail party co-hosted by VOGUE in Beverly Hills.  The retro-centric party, complete with “pop-up fashion presentations” throughout the evening and a special performance by synchronized swimming troupe, “The Waterlilies,” complemented its retro-inspired high-glamour evening wear and versatile separates.  As expected, classic denim pieces were on display which have the look of vintage denim, but are actually both feminine and luxurious in feel.

October 13, 2011: GUESS by Marciano debuts its 2011 Holiday Collection in Beverly Hills, CA.

At bit more sophisticated yet flirty, the Holiday Collection makes it easy for the professional woman who wants a bit more sass in her wardrobe, from faux fur and sequin embellishments, to animal prints and bold asymmetrical cuts.  In contrast to the gowns, the suit separates offer earth hues that are made to pair well with skinny jeans for a quick-change from a day to Happy Hour look.

Photos:  John Shearer, WireImage.  For more information, go to Guess online.


—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

 

 

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Posted Oct 19 2011 in Denim News » Events

Dancing With The Stars, Cartoon Edition! The NYLON Guys’s Bloomingdales Event


We gave you the rundown on style and going’s-on at the NYLON Guys’s VIP shopping event at Bloomingdale’s on Wednesday night, from what people were wearing to who we chatted up. But for the dancing Popeye and Beetle Bailey characters in action? For the old-fashioned carnival high-striker mallet game contestants? For those amusements, you’ve gotta watch the video below.

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—Shot & Edited by Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 14 2011 in Denim News » Events

Our Top 10 Denim Fashion Collections From London, Paris & Milan Fashion Week


Between London, Paris, and Milan, there was a whirlwind of denim to keep up with, but we’re making it easy for you by sharing our top 10 favorite denim collections. From Balenciaga’s broken front row bench (Anna Wintour had to stand!) , Gareth Pugh’s models in caged dresses, and Alexander McQueen’s use of lace head pieces,Spring 2012 European Fashion Weeks took more risks, exuded romance and signaled a return to the art behind couture that industry faves like Prabal Gurung craves so much. Designers are taking chances and we like what we’re seeing (well not all of it but that’s the point of this post isn’t it?).

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In London, we love Henry Holland’s cloud-like look of bleach splatters on the high-waisted skinny jeans (also shown in another color scheme of peaches and cream). The color palette is pastel but with an edge, as the colors aren’t dulled down but rather pop out. The lavender high-waisted skinny jeans come with an almost animal-like printed spot on them, which have a much more nighttime feel than the bleached jeans.

 

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Marques’Almeida certainly stood out during LFW, if that was even possible.  Their take on frayed and ripped jeans and repurposed denim—in this case jeans that look like a DIY project gone out of control—is both visually interesting and creative.  The creations exude a tribal nature while exerting a sense of raw rebellion.  We hesitate to think the collection is actually wearable, but we give kudos for this entry into the substantial use of denim in a collection.

 

 

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Paris Fashion Week definitely had a denim fest worth crushing over. Balmain took coated denim to a new level of class by pairing it with light-wash denim for a pantsuit as well as a futuristic denim mini dress that we absolutely fell in love with! We mean after all, if the world is ending in 2012, this is what we want to be wearing!

 

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Isabel Marant was all over the place (in a good way) at PFW with patchwork denim, more bleached denim, and even a scribble print pair of skinny jeans. When you want the comfort of denim but want to take a chance that a pair of blue jeans just can’t give you, look here.

 

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Keeping the ethnic and tribal print trend going strong, Paul & Joe brought a luxe version of the American South West to Paris mixing sheer lurex knits and metallic leather jeans in gold and bronze with bright silk ikat separates. This collection also marks the revival of hippie-chic embroidered jeans and handbags. Get into it because this is definitely the new take on bohemian style!

 

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A decidedly architectural collection with exaggerated shoulders and bold proportions, Balenciaga‘s jeans for women were marked by frontal pleats and a cinched-waist; a method to exaggerate a woman’s slim waistline.  A nod to the classic denim jacket, a satiny, over-sized re-interpretation in color blocks is embedded into the collection.

 

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While Milan Fashion Week seemed to be marked by opulence, retro silhouettes and a return to couture, denim collections seemed to be conceived from another planet (save D&G‘s colorful handkerchief prints pieced with denim). The Dsquared2 collection for next season looks playfully urban chic.  We love the pompom finish on the denim shorts, as well as the dip-dye boot cut jeans—looking dirty never looked so good!

 

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Leave it to D&G to make foulard look so sexy! The whole collection centers on the print used as everything from killer shoes to blouses with denim details like pockets and full-on sleeves, to gorgeous summer evening dresses. This is the great au revoir to D&G as it will be combined with the Dolce & Gabbana brand after this season.

 

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Also at MFW, the Bottega Veneta Men’s Collection combined leather and denim for a completely hot look, although we do have to say that we’d like to see those pieces as separates. We like the denim on denim style here also, which we think really only works thanks to the dark wash and minimalist detailing. The real eye-catcher was the tye-dye denim pants that almost look spray painted on. We love it on the runway but aren’t sure how well these would work in the real world.

 

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In contrast to Roberto Cavalli‘s golden flapper dresses and couture detailing, his more casual Just Cavalli collection presented leather and metallic jeans styled in a Euro-Boho ensemble.  There was some heavy-handed embroidery and pocket detailing, but the denim peasant blouse was one of the few separates we felt was worth a second look.  The entire collection boldly displays some of the season’s hottest trends: python patterns and metallic jeans.

 

Images via Style.com.

 

While the Spring 2012 Fashion Weeks had some great looks, we hope designers such as Alber Elbaz, Hussein Chalayan, Stella McCartney and even Rick Owens will lend back their talents and generate new buzz for women’s denim. The relaunch of Kenzo in Paris, by the newly-appointed Creative Directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Co-Founders of Opening Ceremony) who garnered rave reviews for their colorful fishnet print collection, showed creations which could easily be reinterpreted into denim. We know designers are inspired by denim, so we hope we get to see the actual textile play a more dominant role next season.

 

—Elyssa Linden, Kathy Ng Hassan & Sandoval Gomez

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Posted Oct 14 2011 in Denim News » Events

Denim Style At The NYLON Guys VIP Shopping Event At Bloomingdales


Last night the Denim Therapy team headed to Bloomingdales for a look at the NYLON Guys VIP shopping event At Bloomingdales, featuring a hysterical range of live comic book & cartoon characters (ever dance with a larger than life Popeye? We can now cross that off our list), drinks & food, fun graphic t-shirts, stylish shoppers, and (of course) a massive selection of fall denim. We even had a chance to talk denim with Mitsu Tsuchiya, the Men’s Market Editor for Nylon Guys, and Bloomingdale’s Vice President of Men’s Fashion Direction Kevin Harter (Q&A on the way). While we browsed the jeans and took advantage of the open bar, we spotted some cool looks we thought you might like. Check out the photos below.

Denim Style At The NYLON Guys VIP Shopping Event At Bloomingdales

Of course, to really get the picture, you’ve gotta watch the video.

—Michelle Christina Larsen, Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras

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Posted Oct 13 2011 in Denim News » Events

Earnest Sewn Launching “Gold Ticket” Capsule Collection Today!


Since we last updated you on the Earnest Sewn Fashion Island Store Opening (which goes down today!) we have an exclusive on a limited edition jean style that will be released. But start your engines right now, because there will only be 50 pieces available, total. This “Golden Ticket” jean is called the “Newport,” and will be a sophisticated over dye black micro flare jean, the first of its style for Earnest Sewn. It will be the debut of Earnest Sewn’s “Golden Ticket” capsule collection that uses 24K gold buttons, rivets and a gold foil screen print. What more can a girl ask for? Seems like Benjamin Talley Smith is keeping things exciting. Get on it, West Coast!

—Jackie Racer

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Posted Sep 30 2011 in Denim Fashion » Denim News » Events

Video Recap of #FNOatSaks by Doctrine Jeans


Let Doctrine Jeans take you back to #FNOatSaks! Relive the event frame-by-frame as Doctrine Jeans shows us some key moments at GQ Magazine’s “Authentic Denim” event at Saks Fifth Avenue—and Denim Therapy was there! If you are not already familiar with the brand, they are new on the market, founded fall 2010. Doctrine Jeans offer jeans for men and women who are more into the fit rather than glitz. Marked by clean lines and slim fits, this brand has come out of the gate strong. Subtle embroidery details, coated washes and use of selvedge on some jeans lends an understated elegance that is right on the mark for consumer demand.

Also look for The Denim Guy and Denimology, our social media hub partners for the evening. Special thanks: Video and social media hub at Saks was sponsored by Doctrine Jeans. For more information, go to Doctrine Jeans online.


—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

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Posted Sep 16 2011 in Denim Menswear » Denim News » Events

d.brand Celebrates Their Launch At Gunbar


Earlier this month, d.brand threw a stylish rager at Gunbar in the meatpacking district to celebrate the launch of their line in New York. We were there, and we gotta tell it like it is: Beautiful. Swedish. Girls. Everywhere. As we told you previously, Gunbar linked up with d.brand in a nightlife x clothing partnership, and now their entire staff rock custom designed d.brand jackets clothing while they work. We snapped some party pics to bring the fun back home to our readers—so sit back and enjoy the madness, sans-hangover.

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Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Sep 16 2011 in Denim News » Events

Fashion’s Night Out: L.A. Denim Party Snaps #FNOatSaks


Last night was an unbelievable Fashion’s Night Out event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills!  As part of GQ Magazine‘s “Authentic Denim” event, Denim Therapy, The Denim Guy and Denimology were embedded in the trenches to seek out the industry’s top denim brands and stylish party people.  From AG Jeans to True Religion, Saks has proven to be the denim mecca for those on a pilgrimage to find the best jeans in the world.  As much as we want to share all the free swag being doled out (cocktails, hand-rolled cigars, craft beer, custom totebags, and more cocktails), we were thoroughly impressed (and amused) with all the denim-clad male model-staffers walking around, making sure everything was “alright” and practically feeding us grapes while we blogged.  We’ve got some highlights from the event here, in case you didn’t partake in the festivities!



It was especially nice to meet with and speak to many people who stopped by our blogger station.  Thanks to Saks Fifth Avenue Beverly Hills for providing the platform to communicate our love of denim.  Special thanks to Doctrine Jeans for giving us the blogger station.  Thanks to The Denim Guy for being our partner in crime once again!  Stay tuned for more of Denim Therapy’s Fashion’s Night Out coast-to-coast coverage.


—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

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Posted Sep 09 2011 in Denim Menswear » Events

Hudson Jeans’ Cigar Roller! #FNOatSaks


This joint is jumping at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills! Check out Hudson Jeans‘ cigar roller. Better drop on by and grab yours before the poor dude gets carpal tunnel.



—Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Sep 08 2011 in Denim Menswear » Events
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