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Closed Punches Up Metallics and Colored Denim For Winter 2012

In contrast to Closed‘s Fall 2012 collection, which incorporates subdued splashes of colored denim and separates, the Winter collection kicks it up a notch with bolder and brighter blues, magenta (an emerging trendy color right now), softened greens and purples, which dot the men’s collection.  For the women, expect to find bronze and silver jeans along side their colorful gem colored jeans.  Of course, you can sift through their requisite collection of indigo and grays for winter—all in slim and skinny fits—but don’t you think a splash of color adds spice to your wardrobe?



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Read our previous coverage of Closed Denim’s Fall 2012 collection or go to Closed online for more information.


—Kathy Ng Hassan


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Posted Apr 10 2012 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear » Lookbooks

CLOSED Fall 2012 Offers Classic Denim in Wearable Hues

Think you’ve had enough of all the crazy denim trends this year?  We think clothing brand CLOSED will provide some relief with their range of wearable denim from top to bottom.  Maintaining a bit of color in its range of jeans, cotton pants and separates, you’ll feel like you could invest in a couple of solid items that will stretch out your wear longer than the seasons.  Closed is also one of the few denim brands currently offering denim capris—a perfect cut for ladies who want to show off their new favorite booties.  We’re also digging the sartorial touches in the men’s collection.  Check out the gallery below for all the Fall-Winter 2012 looks.


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—Kathy Ng Hassan


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Posted Feb 27 2012 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Soak Up The Sun In Neon Skinny Jeans & Lightweight Denim With CLOSED S/S 2012

You might have seen CLOSED‘s new website and behind-the-scenes video in yesterday’s Denim Dose, but we couldn’t resist posting these mouthwatering images from the denim line’s print campaign as well. Snapped in the Mojave Desert by Max Farago, these photos feature creatives like singer/songwriter Ry Cumming and French-born DJ Rachel Pouillat instead of models. Their chill spirit is reflected in the collection’s refreshing acid-hued skinnies juxtaposed with dusty chambray tunics and denim trousers, with plenty of options for both men and women. Set against Twentynine Palms’s gorgeous poolside cerulean blues and desert brush, their message becomes pretty clear: why not soak up SoCal in style?

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Images via Denim Blog

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Jan 03 2012 in Campaigns » Denim News

An Exclusive Q&A With CLOSED

CLOSED is known for classic clothing that meets two basic needs for every modern consumer: function and style. Unhindered by passing trends, the CLOSED collections for men and women are a mix of utilitarian-inspired details, carefully calculated fashion-forward silhouettes, and often neutral color stories that celebrate the rich hues of their denim looks. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Closed Spring/Summer 12 lookbook, you’ll want to do that ASAP.  We had the opportunity to discuss the future of CLOSED and get a sneak peek at what’s going on behind the scenes as well in this exclusive interview below.

Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning.  What inspired the beginning of the brand?

Closed: The desire to produce authentic, wearable clothing is what inspired us to get the brand off the ground and it continues as our primary motivation today.

DT: Are there other denim brands you consider your immediate competition? How do you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of popular denim brands afloat right now?

Closed: We don’t like to think of other denim brands as competitors, but as comrades. Hopefully we can inspire and push each other to keep working with innovation and artistry. We distinguish ourselves from all the other denim brands because of our highly researched design approach, our innovative dying techniques, and the fact that we’ve been at this for several decades now.

DT: Does your team have any pre-designing rituals?

Closed: We don’t have any specific pre-designing rituals, but we always strive to keep open eyes and minds to the amazing creativity that is going on around us.

DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer—the customer you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.

Closed: Closed is a family brand and we really design for the whole family, all the way from kids to adults. Our clothes are designed in mind with quality, versatility, and comfort – and let’s face it, those three factors are important for everyone (especially when they look good).

DT: Can you give us a hint about what’s next?

Closed: For Spring/Summer we introduced a new satin band along the side of our chino’s which looks so fresh, so its about meshing fabrics this year an element that continues for Fall/Winter with leather matched with sweats/cashmere blends.

DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future?

Closed: We are always dreaming up fantastic collaborations in our heads. Closed is a family brand and we truly operate as a family unit with a homegrown approach to collaborations. We are currently casting our next “X Series” campaign, an ongoing collaboration with ten innovators from ten different cities around the globe – art collectors, artists, actors, bloggers and more.  The campaign celebrates individualism variety, creativity and location.

DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line? What are your favorites, and how would you style them?

Closed: The chino’s are always a hit – they fit perfectly and are basic enough to be dressed up or down.

DT: Street style and style blogs are huge in the industry right now as a source of inspiration, influencing the high end labels rather than vice versa. How much does street style influence your designing?

Closed: Tremendously. We are constantly inspired by street style from across the globe. Our designing is directly influenced by the creativity and innovation from bloggers, artists, editors, and friends.

DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?

Closed: Too many to count…

DT: Favorite celeb wearing your brand?

Closed: Jake Gyllenhaal always looks good in CLOSED, as does Elle MacPherson. She really knows how to mix up a sophisticated, ultra-chic elegance to our jeans.

—Jackie Racer

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Posted Dec 02 2011 in Denim News » Interviews

Closed Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook Has Us Longing For Summer Already!

After looking at the Closed Spring/Summer 2012 Women’s Lookbook, we are already counting down the days till next summer. We love that colored denim is coming along with us as it gets colder out, but the pastel yellowtealwhite and daring neon green denim jeans are all hot shades to wear when it starts heating up. The skinny jeans are available in also a cropped leg, but our real favorite are the wide leg light wash jeans because they manage to look extremely comfortable yet chic at the same time. The camo cargo jeans, which are also featured in a matching skirt, are really cute too—they will set you apart from the crowd but in a more subtle way than bold colored denim would. As shown in the lookbook, this line gives you great, fashion-forward denim pieces that can be paired with everyday items, like cotton tees and solid blouses to give you a really fantastic look.CLOSED-Women-Summer-12-pastel-yellow-skinny-jeans-camo-cargo-jeans-wide-leg-light-wash-jeans

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Images via Denimology.

Elyssa Linden

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Posted Sep 14 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Denim Brand: Closed Jeans


Closed Denim, is a denim label founded in Italy and originally created for Postal workers in Germany. This vintage inspired denim brand with an undercurrent vibe of working class origins is self described as “sophisticated casualwear”.  With a multitude of washes, colors and fabrics and a Creative Director formerly from Jil Sander, designer Sophie Lewis, Closed may just have staying power amongst the growing factions of denim brands.

Catching the interest of celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Katie Holmes and Drew Barrymore, to name a few, Closed is sure to catch on fire for the masses stateside.

In addition to men’s and women’s, Closed also offers a kid’s collection for your stylish little ones.

Here are some of my favorite denim looks:

Men’s Jasper Soho Creased Jean

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Men’s Linden Hurricane Wash Jean

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Women’s Pistol Bootleg Flat Dark Wash Jean

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–Nikki Cho Russo


Posted Jan 18 2010 in Uncategorized
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