Edun, the 100% organic, sustainable and ethically conscious fashion label founded by Ali Hewson (wife of Bono of rock band U2) is relaunching their website featuring products that benefit communities in Africa, including school children in Kenya.
Available are t-shirts with hand-drawn pictures from the children of Kibera, Kenya. 100% of the proceeds from these t-shirts will go to fund school needs such as food, healthcare and financial assistance.
Black and white graphic tees are part of “Grow To Sew”, an initiative by Edun, which apire to make African garments a sustainable industry. The proceeds will benefit the Conservation Cotton Initiative, which supports greater investment in sustainable and ethical production, fair trade and organic farming.
Hewson held a launch party for Edun’s pre-fall menswear capsule collection at Bloomingdale’s in NewYork last Wednesday. And for the women’s collection, continuing with the trend of patchwork jeans (also found on the runways of Chloe, Cheap Monday, Gap, Ralph Lauren, to name a few) and military styles, the pre-fall collection of Edun includes military-green jackets, adorable hemp short-suits, indigo-colored patchwork jeans, super soft tees, lightweight anoraks, and ruffled skirts. Edun will relaunch women’s at Barneys New York this week, and at Liberty of London and Merci in Paris later this month. And the company’s new designer, Sharon Wauchob, will debut her designs for Edun on the runways of New York in September.
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Ali Hewson, Barneys New York, Cheap Monday, Chloe, Edun, Gap, Liberty of London, Merci, Ralph Lauren
GAP Real Straight Patch Jeans.
CHLOE Spring Summer 2010 Patch Denim.
For those of you who remember my recent post about Chloe’s patchwork denim looks in their Spring Summer 2010 collection, Gap is offering up their version of the big patched jeans for only $24.99. Which one would you choose? The Chloe, or the one that’s on sale from The Gap?
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Chloe, Gap, patchwork denim
I love most things Chloe, but not all things Chloe. I generally leave an open mind about fashion, but I’m not too crazy about the latest denim looks from Chloe’s Spring/Summer 2010 Collection. The patchwork denim ensemble — not phrases we like to repeat here at Denim Therapy — seen at left, looks great on the model, err, the model makes the ensemble look great. Kudos goes to Erica Domesek for her D.I.Y effort. I am inspired to create my own runway-inspired looks now, if only to rid my mind from the images of hobos drying their laundry on clotheslines by the railroad tracks.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
The WhoWhatWear.com team??”as well as the fashion community at large??”is invariably obsessed with everything Hannah MacGibbon creates for Chloe. With collections that are sophisticated, cheeky, and tomboyish yet girly, it’s no wonder that this French label is always at the top of our list. This season, we were all about MacGibbon’s deftly designed neutral necessities, but there was one look in particular that had us all aflutter: the vintage-looking patchwork denim shirt and jeans that came sauntering down the S/S 10 runway. Maybe we’re just suffering from a bad case of eighties-redux fatigue, but there was something so refreshingly new, yet sweetly nostalgic, about this fashion-forward Texas Tuxedo denim duo, it was the natural pick for our next Do It Yourself story!
After the runaway success of our first D.I.Y. story, which focused on the divine Proenza Schouler S/S 10 collection, we knew that we had to bring this idea to our partner-in-craft: Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This! After all, the actual Chloe Patchwork Jeans ($565, 212.717.8220) and Two-Tone Shirt (which will be in stores shortly) are genius, but you can easily approximate the results with just a few simple “ingredients” and a little elbow grease… Click here to read more.
Television’s “The O.C.” beauty Rachel Bilson has definitely emerged as a style star. Whether walking the Red Carpet, or enjoying a day of shopping, Bilson always manages to look gorgeous and fashionable. Seen here, Rachel wears a Brian Reyes tee, Helmut Lang skinny jeans, and a Chloe Chain Strap handbag. Her ensemble, while incredibly chic, will run you almost $3,000.
For the average woman, that’s a pretty hefty price tag. If you can’t afford such an investment, check out these affordable alternatives, guaranteed to leave you looking fabulous without breaking the bank.
GET THE LOOK!
BDG Cigarette jeans, available at Urban Outfitters. Retail price: $58.
Splendid jersey tee, available at Shopbop. Retail price: $46.
Splendid jersey cardigan, available at Shopbop. Retail price: $63.
Hobo International Frame Clutch, available at Nordstrom. Retail price: $264.
JCREW Ballet Flats, available at JCREW. Retail price: $98.
— Pam Simmons
Tags: BDG, Brian Reyes, Chloe, Helmut Lang, Splendid
Anja Rubik for Gap. Photo taken in San Francisco. Click for Source.
What? Is Gap condoning a matchy-match jeans and denim jacket pairing? Not exactly. The jacket is a darker rinse, but no matter. Anja Rubik makes it look good as any model only could.
Who is she, you may ask? She’s been one of the numerous pretty faces that have graced the covers of V Magazine (following in Gisele Bundchen’s footsteps) and Vogue Deutsch, Nippon and Paris editions, among others; and, with legs that seem to go on for miles, has struck a fierce pose for Chloe, DSquared2 Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, and many more.
She's got legs, and she knows how to use them.
Rubik is certainly not a nobody in the world of modelling. Even though Rubik’s career has not been centrally-focused on denim campaigns, this feature with Gap Premium Jeans could possibly position her for Supermodeldom. After all, designer and premium jeans have been the darling of the retail establishment and a huge draw among the desired consumer demographic set.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Anja Rubik, Chloe, Dsquared2, GAP 1969 Premium Jeans Collection, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta