Apparently, Australians love their denim, and RUSSH Magazine is out to prove it. How? Well, there’s certainly more than 10 ways to wear your denim (Canadian Tuxedo style or half-naked wise), but this editorial entitled “SERGE” (photographed by Dean Podmore) pays homage to Boyfriend jeans, drop-crotch jeans and double denim outfits in multiple variations for a breezy Australian summer. Featured brands include Citizens of Humanity, Dr Denim, General Pants, G-Star Raw, MINKPINK, One Teaspoon, Neuw, True Religion, and Wrangler. The editorial is fun, flirty and sexy—as if the girl is saying “nothing comes between me and my (insert favorite jean here).”
Model: Rosie (Chic Management). Images via RUSSH Magazine.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Australian brands, Australian denim, Citizens of Humanity, denim for women, Dr. Denim, G-Star Raw, General Pants, jeans for women, MINKPINK, Neuw, One Teaspoon, True Religion, Wrangler
Eternal denim fave Ksubi kicked off its new flagship store on Chapel Street South Yarra in Melbourne, Australia with an anything-but-ordinary celebration. Guests partied between the grungy, exposed brick walls while slurping up snow cones and drinking from plastic bags filled with vibrantly-hued drinks lit up by glowsticks (great idea, right?). The store’s aesthetic oozes the sort of chill surfer attitude that matches their clothing and, with a name like “The End of the Moon,” it’s only fitting that the centerpiece of the space is an American flag planted firmly into our most famous natural satellite. Blazing new horizons, indeed.
Images via DenimBlog
Tags: Australian denim, Ksubi, ksubi australia stores, ksubi jeans, store launch parties
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
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
KSUBI++ Super Skinny Zip jean in Stainless, available at MYCATWALK.
NOBODY 70s Slim Bootleg Jean, available at MYCATWALK.
Finally, we Yanks can shop Aussie style via MyCatwalk, a new international e-commerce site based in Australia. The site is so new that some items are not yet in stock, namingly, the Chronicles of Never inventory. However, I can still get Nobody jeans, peruse through their lot of Ksubi jeans, as well as other hot non-Australian denim labels such as Nudie jeans. And you know what, the prices are what you might find in any U.S. site.
In case you may be wondering, MyCatwalk also stocks items from its neighbors, so you can shop Kiwi style — like Karen Walker of New Zealand — as well. Keep an eye out for new designers to be added to MyCatwalk’s online inventory. I’m sure there are tons of up-and-coming Australian denim labels just waiting to be included.
For a limited time, take advantage of free shipping to the U.S. Now that’s Australian for a good deal.
– Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Australian denim, Chronicles of Never, Karen Walker, Ksubi, Nobody Jeans, Nudie Jeans