Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and other irresistible tid bits of inside info! Catch up on what’s happening (or totally not happening) and browse our personal picks after scanning the web this morning. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. Check out Baldwin Denim‘s denim for kids—The Kid B is one of Baldwin Denim’s first steps into kidswear. They’re available at Monkey & The Bug and they retail at $130.
2. The Denim Guy contemplates whether the baggy jean trend is back for guys.
3. Heidi Klum stepped out in a medium-wash denim jumpsuit by CLOSED recently. Do you think she pulls it off?
4. Rag & Bone’s latest DIY campaign installment features Victoria’s Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel. The shoot took place in Brazil (and apparently she was listening to Bob Marley).
5. Mark your calendars, NYC! James Jeans is having a holiday denim sample sale three days in a row this December 13th, 14th, and 15th. See flier below for more details.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: baggy jeans, baldwin denim for kids, Candice Swanepoel, heidi klum denim jumpsuit, james jeans sale, rag & bone DIY
For Fall 2011, Current/Elliott has reintroduced a line of jeans for men along with the brand’s successful womens jeans collection. As the brand made its name with its wildly popular Boyfriend and Bell Bottom jean fits, those silhouettes are not going away anytime soon. And to follow suit, the men’s denim also has a few baggy jeans and a railroad striped jean of its own to complement the women’s jeans collection. Unlike the men’s Fall 2011 lookbook, which takes place outdoors in natural surroundings (reminiscent of the first women’s lookbook), the Fall women’s lookbook is set inside a theatre in which the models are styled with various Edwardian-era capes, wraps and top hats. Perhaps the stylist may have taken some liberties from the pages of a Steampunk fashion book, but we do love Current/Elliott’s ability to inspire us through its storytelling mix of modern jeans set against a semi-period backdrop. View the gallery for the Fall-Winter Collection of men’s and women’s jeans by Current/Elliott.
at Denimology online.
The wheels are constantly spinning over at Diesel Jeans. Not one to rest on their laurels, Diesel launches their new Jogg Jeans: jeans literally as comfortable as your sweatpants, in baggy and skinnier silhouettes. Perhaps it’s all the late nights and weekends banging out new marketing campaigns in their own sweatpants which inspired the latest denim hybrid, but the concept is quite intriguing. With the exception of raw denim, premium denim these days can be quite comfortable. But, Diesel thought it wasn’t good enough, apparently. The Jogg Jeans for men and women are slated to drop exclusively at Selfridges in June, and in stores worldwide in August.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: baggy jeans, Diesel jeans, Diesel Jogg Jeans, drawstring pants, hybrid denim, sweatpant jeans
How many students can you squeeze into a pair of jeans? How many ways can you wear jeans? Peace-loving artsy magazine Battle in Vain recently tested these questions using fun-loving volunteers from University of Salford (Greater Manchester, England), friends and random volunteers. “The idea was to get [the jeans] away from being the trusty sidekick and have them centre stage; getting people to get together and celebrate their differences while wearing their trusty loved denim,” said magazine founder Aaron McCammon.
When you watch the video, you sort of feel like it’s a freestyle battle of who can be the most crazy with their jeans. Oh, and the extra baggy jeans in the video is a BKLYN Denim vintage treasure belonging to McCammon. Of course, when you bring total strangers together who also contribute their own jeans for an experimental photo shoot, comedy (or havoc) is likely to ensue; but, we’ll let you be the judge.
Read the latest issue of Battle in Vain online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: art magazine, baggy jeans, Battle in Vain Magazine, BKLYN Denim, denim video, people trying on jeans
Top model Carmen Kass gets her sexy on in nothing but her skivvies and denim in the latest issue of French Vogue. Though not quite sporting the type of lingerie that first comes to mind we definitely love this take on a sporty kind of sex appeal. We’re not going to lie—needless to say, we are especially stoked all of the denim styled into the mix. Low-slung baggy jeans and exposed CK’s? Marky Mark eat your heart out!
Images Via Fashion Copious.
Tags: baggy jeans, Carmen Kass, denim and lingerie, French Vogue March 2011, Miss Vogue Lingerie, Paola Kudacki, sporty sex appeal