Australian brand Ksubi‘s latest lookbook, laid out on a backdrop of tv screen explosions, aerial views of city blocks, and snow mountain ranges, is all about urban warfare and survival fabrics. The army-green sportswear separates (like extra-long hooded jackets and patch pocket shorts) play alongside a spectrum of dark and light wash denim for both men and women. We especially love the drop-crotch boyfriend jeans for ladies and the contour studded denim jacket—you wouldn’t mess around with a gal in these clothes! Hem zipper details and color blocking add interest to the looks, while jackets are tied around waists and an overall sense of function is key. Also featured, graphic t-shirts, two-toned size-zip knits, and leopard print accents where you might not expect they’d work (but they do).
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: army green, Australian brand, boyfriend jeans, dark wash denim, drop crotch jeans, Ksubi, leopard print, light wash denim, studded denim jacket, w.a.r.
Just when you think really great jeans for kids were relegated to department store finds or pricey indie brands that offer little variety, we discover Havoc Denim from Australia. Going beyond the regular denim jeans for kids, Havoc produces many on-trend denim and chambray pieces suitable for the stylish little ones in your life. Rompers, play suits, skinny jeans and color denim—oh my! Havoc Denim has what the discerning kiddie needs to stay on-trend.
Loving Havoc Denim already? Tiny Threads online is having a sale on current merchandise, so we Americans can snag ourselves some snazzy children’s jeans, denim shorts or cute chambray rompers for under $25. To view the rest of the Havoc Denim lookbook, go to Denimblog online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Australian brand, Australian denim, boy's jeans, children's unisex jeans, childrenswear, denim jeans for kids, girl's jeans, jeans for kids, kids jeans
Australian denim brand Ksubi produced a video to showcase what women can do in their color denim, if they were able to actually run away from, leap and levitate over cars that seem hell bent on drawing first blood. Entitled “Kolors,” this Summer 2011 collection is expected to drop worldwide any day now. Featuring primary colors like red, yellow and green in skinny jean styles, we gather founders Dan Single and George Gorrow are trying to make a bit of a statement. And, about the video: we think you can do a lot in a good pair of stretchy jeans, but we’ll let you decide whether Ksubi is going to be the next standard for Olympic track & field uniforms.
Dying to shop Ksubi Kolors? Go to Ksubi online to view the stockists list.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Australian brand, Australian denim, bright colors, colored jeans, Ksubi, Ksubi Kolors
Fashion blog Studded Hearts posted a lookbook of summery styles by Australian fashion label One Teaspoon. We were instantly smitten by the frayed and destroyed denim shorts that look like they were created in a heat of passion (note the sideways shreds). Featured below are eight ways to rock your denim, plus more gallery images to browse for ideas. The entire collection is available now at ASOS, so acquiring One Teaspoon’s edgy denim cut offs and the tamer—but just as yummy—pink Boyfriend jeans and Rocker-Boho-inspired separates are just a mouse click away.
One Teaspoon Florence Halter Top With Lace Underlay ($170.34) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Vintage Wash Denim Shorts ($50.69) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Mickey Cropped Chambray shirt ($134.48) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Leather Trim Denim Playsuit ($170.34) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Leopard Print Denim Shorts ($134.48) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Vintage Wash Distressed Denim Skirt ($80.69) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Ripped Boyfriend Jeans (on sale for $57.38) – buy it at ASOS.
One Teaspoon Lace Print Denim Cut Off Skirt (on sale for $52) – buy it at ASOS.
To shop or view the rest of the One Teaspoon collection, go to ASOS.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Australian brand, color denim, cut off jeans, denim shorts, floral jeans, One Teaspoon
U.S. fans of Australian fashion label Arnsdorf can rejoice! The brand landed stateside last month with e-commerce options for the U.S. of A. We’re also stoked about Arnsdorf’s newest Tremors collection. In contrast to their last collection (characterized by geometric construction and Lewis Carrollian aesthetics), Tremors is a divergent omnibus of fluid lines and color blocks. While it contains hints of its geometric predecessor, the look is fresh. We love the mix of standard hues and colored denim, like the yummy lavenders and mint greens (we could seriously eat these like ice cream bars). Here’s to more color options for seasons to come!
Arnsdorf jeans, available at MyChameleon.com.
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Tags: Arnsdorf, Australian brand, Australian denim, color denim, pastel denim
Australian fashion label Lover released their Autumn-Winter 2011 collection, revealing a fabulous line of sophisticated separates and outerwear that would make any girl look amazing in their jeans. With a couple of roomy wide leg pant silhouettes in this collection, we were delighted to find that one denim piece—a high waisted wide leg jean—thrown into the mix. With tailored French lace blouses and minimalistic over-sized sweaters to play with, you’re just one step away from claiming that fashion goddess title. At least, we hope your friends think so!
Image via Oracle Fox.
We’re loving the mix between tailored fit, runway silhouettes and Bohemian sentiments in this collection by Lover. Their high-waisted jean, pictured above, is a flattering fit for women who worry about muffin-tops and short legs. Right now, Lover is not available in the U.S., but you can mimic this look with a 7 For All Mankind Trouser jean (below, left), a boxy sweater by TEXTILE Elizabeth & James or a darker wash wide leg jean by Paige Denim.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Australian brand, Australian denim, bell bottom jeans, Lover, wide leg jeans