Confession: We at DT are sneaker collectors. We’ve amassed closet fulls of kicks between us, and nothing is more exciting (or threatening to our wallets) than a fresh collaboration between two brands we love. Nike & Libery of London collaborated on a collection of sneakers that feature vintage fabrics designed by the fashion house, used to create Dunk Sky Hi, Blazer, Internationalist, and Air Max styles for women. The result is a sophisticated style that resembles an amazing pair of vintage printed jeans. We’re in loooove.
Check out these creative laces and gorgeous prints.
If it was your resolution to get fit this year, you’re part of a pretty huge group of people who long for a better bod when they get dressed in the morning. However, DL1961 decided that we shouldn’t have to wait. While we’re trekking to the gym after work every day, we can still look awesome as we go about our lives!
They’re making this happen with their new Instasculpt jean, the Florence. It instantly “micro-sculpts” your butt, legs and midsection for an instant lower-half makeover. Emmy Rossum was just spotted in a pair and celebrity fans of the brand included, Olivia Munn, Camilla Belle, and Sarah Hyland among others. Sold? So are we. They retail at $178, and you can grab a pair at DL1961 or Bloomingdales.
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You know the scenario… it’s mid-spring, you’re psyched for your first day in weather-appropriate spring attire, and you knock your latte over right in the lap of your new white jeans. Sound familiar? We know, we’re cringing too. That scenario is enough to make you swear off wearing white forever! But Joe’s Jeans has a solution: a stain-proof white denim collection dubbed Spotless. The collection tagline urges customers to “play dirty” but “stay spotless”. Elle did a good job getting us psyched, but we’re waiting for the video of models wearing the white skinnies, cut-off shorts and cropped pants, dousing themselves in coffee, soda, and wine.
Shop the entire collection here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Jeans are known for their versatility, tough exterior, and likelihood of becoming your go-to answer to every outfit dilemma. But did you know they can also be worn to bust some serious moves on the dance floor? Check this out this epic video by i-D and Diesel, promoting their new jog jean in every genre of dance you can name off the top of your head, and let us know if you feel the sudden urge to wear jeans to your next weekend dance-off.
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Reblogged from Racked: Following months of negative press and layoffs, Target has instituted a sweeping change of its dress code at its Minneapolis HQ in the hopes that a more relaxed policy will make employees happier. The retailer announced the news on Monday, saying that they now trust Target team members to “dress for their day.”
What does that mean, exactly? Let’s let Target explain: “For example, a big day might call for something like a dress or a suit, or maybe even dressy jeans and a blazer. For a low-key day, jeans and a nice polo might be the answer.” In a memo to employees that was leaked to press, Target said, “We all know that casual days, weeks or months make team members really happy. We also know that life’s a little easier when we have more choices — and less dry cleaning.”
Image via Style Mag.
For the past ten years, Target’s dress code has been rather strict. Men were required to wear jackets or ties and women were not allowed to wear sleeveless shirts without a jacket or cardigan to cover their arms. The rules regarding attire were so strict that they supposedly ran 20 pages long on Target’s internal website.
Target’s not sliding all the way into startup-land: no flip flops, Birks or “heavily-worn” shoes are allowed; women aren’t supposed to wear spaghetti-strap tops or leggings as pants; and shorts and overalls are both verboten. (Racked)
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American-made denim brand Baldwin is launching a full fledged women’s clothing line, which will include denim (of course), knits, outerwear, ready-to-wear and more. 2013’s GQ’s menswear designer of the year Matt Baldwin is at the forefront of the development, allowing his 5-year-old brand to flourish as demand increases for product exactly like his: classic, fashion-forward, and made in the USA. More specifically, the line features black and white nights, high waisted jeans, and denim workshirts. See the full lookbook here.
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Article via Ecouterre: Levi Strauss has developed a new way to make jeans using 100 percent recycled water. The denim manufacturer, which applied the first-of-its-kind process to 100,000 pairs of women’s jeans during a test run, says it saved some 12 million liters of agua, or enough to fill nearly five Olympic-size swimming pools. The technique, according to Levi’s, is the result of a new, third-party-verified water-recycling standard designed to ease the stress of garment production on freshwater supplies.
One of the company’s key factories, located in southern China, worked with Levi’s to engineer a system that treats and recovers all the water used in the finishing process for subsequent runs. “This water recycling can happen over and over, significantly reducing the overall amount of water used to make our products,” says Reza Hosseini, manager of environmental site and compliance assessment at Levi’s. “As long as the water meets our standards to deliver the quality you expect from our brands, it can be recycled multiple times.”
Till now, there has been a dearth of standards for water recycling and reuse in the apparel industry, adds Hosseini. “This is a company and industry first,” he says. “And we believe this innovation can help change the way our supplier factories use water.”
See more at Ecouterre
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Joe’s Jeans released their spring campaign in a new video titled “Just A Perfect Day”. The protagonists are liberated New Yorkers who live against the grain of society’s standards, which in some cases means becoming a runaway bride (with jeans hidden below a wedding dress), and doing the morning “walk of shame”, without any shame at all. Joe’s wants to encourage their customers to let go of the standards for how we should be living, and start living up to our own personal standards. What does that mean? Well, we suspect it might cause a few cab riders to veer off course and do what they really want to do with their day.
Watch the video here.
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DL1961 Premium Denim recently released its Spring/Summer 2014 marketing campaign, meaning anyone who wasn’t already staring out their NYC office window at the falling snow, dreaming of summer, will now proceed to do exactly that. The new campaign features a serene and ethereal beach photo session, exploring a range of expressive poses. Shot by Boo George, the release pays homage to the lazy New York summer. Some shots remind us of romantic summer films, and honestly, we can’t stop playing this one over and over in our heads.
DL1961’s latest offerings are designed using technologically-advanced, lightweight denim fabrics with immaculate cut and sew detailing, so in addition to longing for beach weather, we’re craving a pair of these jeans too. See the full campaign below.
“As a brand that calls New York home, we love to capture the lifestyle and essence of those who wear DL1961 in their everyday lives – including summertime when denim is more uncommon,” states Sarah Ahmed, DL1961’s Creative Director. “For Spring/Summer the collection embodies the effortless spirit and simplicity of summer through our innovative technologies that keep you cool and comfortable.”
How hard are you loving this? Tweet us at @denimtherapy and we’ll exchange longing sighs.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Ecouterre published an eye-opening article recently regarding one of our own favorite wardrobe staples: skinny jeans. But the eco-focused website didn’t rave about how versatile they are or how many printed options are available for spring. They accused skinny jeans of nearly wrecking America’s currency system:
In the late 1800s, when a single currency system was established, the bills were sustainably produced from waste fabric from the fashion industry. That’s right: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were printed on fibers processed from unwanted materials, entirely compiled from recycled scraps. But a recent article published over at the Washington Post last month sheds light on how the fashion world’s love of figure-hugging jeans since the ’90’s has wreaked havoc on currency production, tainting the waste scraps with spandex and rendering them useless.
Imagine if your dollar bills suddenly came with a bit of stretch!
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