Menswear Award Nominee Public School unveiled their one-of-a-kind Kink BMX bicycle designed for The CFDA Swarovski Award Collection. Designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne crystallized the entire bicycle frame with over 7,000 “Jet” black Swarovski Elements crystals. The bike retails for $2,500 at NYC boutique Fivestory.
Nine designers, including Public School, nominated for the 2013 CFDA Swarovski Awards were invited to create an original “objets d’art” utilizing Swarovski Elements crystals. Beginning May 21, each exclusive creation will be displayed and available for sale at Fivestory. Proceeds will benefit Free Arts NYC, a non-profit organization that provides under-served children and families with a combination of arts and mentoring programs geared towards boosting self-confidence and resilience.
Yes, it’s true. Victoria Beckham‘s e-shop is now up and running, so you can shop her denim collection and more. While not expansive, the site offers several go-to skinny jeans and some couture-friendly denim and knit pieces that are better than the average fashion mashups.
And, if you’re looking for a bargain, The Outnet is having quite a sale on Victoria Beckham jeans right now. Take a look at a few we’ve got our eyes on.
For April, popular menswear shopping site MrPorter.com has kicked off their newest partnership, GQ Selects, a monthly selection of products cultivated by GQ magazine’s editorial staff, featuring key menswear pieces. The inaugural edit only features one denim product: an A.P.C. Slim Fit Washed Denim Jacket in an unexpected hue for spring in a tailored fit. It looks to be a derivative from the oxblood color craze which swept the fashion world at the beginning of winter. What do you think? Do you love this jacket?
Levi’s has introduced a collection of denim incorporating post-consumer waste, specifically recycled plastic bottles and food trays. Each Levi’s Waste<Lessproduct will include a minimum of 20 percent post-consumer recycled content, or, on average, eight 12 to 20-ounce bottles per jean. The line will include both men and women’s denim styles for the upcoming spring season. This new initiative represents the n ext chapter in the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable design.
“From the beginning, we have designed our products with purpose and intent. By adding value to waste, we hope to change the way people think about recycling, ultimately incentivizing them to do more of it,” said James Curleigh, global president of the Levi’s brand. “This collection proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality, comfort or style to give an end a new beginning.”
In stores and online today: the GOLDSIGN For J.Crew womens jeans collaboration debuts with a collection of jeans and denim skirts, inspired by the women of 1950s Hollywood. “Focusing on feminine fits, the washes vary in authentic vintages, pure indigos, and soft pastels.” This is the first collaboration between Adriano Goldschmied and J.Crew. Three distinct fits make up the collaboration: “Jeane” – a feminine, sexy, high-waist American jean; “Jenny” – a slim leg, classic, 5-pocket, high-waist jean with cuff; and “Holly” – a timeless 1950s high-waist pencil skirt; ranging in price from $198 to $288.
Last Friday, Nudie Jeans opened their newest showroom in Los Angeles. ”We’re growing!” exclaimed Chris Adams, Nudie Jeans’ west coast sales/brand manager. With its flagship Nudie Jeans House showroom in West Hollywood still in place, this latest expansion situates the company close to major showrooms and the California Market Center. Expect to see the same signature meticulous, minimal-industrical decor of a Nudie Jeans showroom, complemented by the buzz and energy of downtown Los Angeles. Nudie’s US sales director Michael Irving flew in from New York to attend the opening, joined by local indie band NO and a host of local Nudie jeans aficionados.
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Need a vacation? Take a digital one with GUESS and their spring 2013 ad campaign. They’re bringing mint green jeans back on the scene with a pair of very fresh overdyed cut-off shorts. Shot in Bora Bora, the campaign features Gigi Hadid and Stephan Lambert in P-A-R-A-D-I-S-E. They sprinkled their brand with a bit of bohemian style this time around. We’re digging it.
Wrangler is releasing jeans that will take one step out of your morning beauty routine, provided you’re stepping into a pair of them. They’re moisturizing jeans, which, in theory, means smoother gams and happier you. Aptly named Denim Spa, they promise anti-cellulite components and moisturizers from natural elements like apricot kernel oil, rosehip oil, and passion fruit oil. Too good to be true? We’ll have to wait and see.
“The jeans—which will retail for $135 and be sold on ASOS—come in three different “finishes:” Aloe Vera, Olive Extract, and Smooth Legs (the supposed cellulite-fighter), but there is one caveat: The effects of the ingredients only last up to 15 days (around 67-95 wears), but a reloading spray will also available to buy.” (Stylecaster)