While browsing the wares at (capsule), we had a chat with the representatives of Han Kjobenhavn (AKA: Han), a Copenhagen-born menswear brand that specializes in turning classic-cool into right-now-cool-with-classic-appeal. They were more than happy to let us rummage through their selection and get acquainted with the clothing..
Refining and reconstructing clothes from the 1950′s, our AW10 apparel collection has been made by the guiding principles which have been used for more than 100 years. –Han
As self-proclaimed blowers-off of the trend bandwagon, they stick to the classic design principles that have been applying seamlessly to denim construction and marketing since denim itself was born. Their clothing is functional and industrial while remaining ever-conscious to the modern market. Their newest lookbook features functional outerwear like the ’50s bomber jacket with indigo lining, lamb’s wool cardigans, hand sewn T’s, and denim treated with Han’s “exclusive fabrics and hand wash processes”. Three washes appear in the newest line, in a ’50s tapered classic fit, inspired by 1947 Japanese denim archives. And you know how much we love jeans with history!
Keep an eye on Han Kjobenhavn on facebook and at the Han Kjobenhavn official site.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: capsule trade show, copenhagen, Denmark, Han Kjobenhavn, spring 2011 lookbook
Have you seen the cover of Cover? ‘Tis the season for denim on the front page! Snejana Onopka‘s cold steel gaze on the front of this Danish fashion mag may not exude the warm-and-fuzzy aura that the toothy-smiles on Elle January 2011 did, but this gorgeous shot by photographer Andreas ?hlund makes a strong aesthetic statement for the new year.
Image from Fashion Gone Rogue.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Andreas Öhlund, Cover Magazine, Denmark, Snejana Onopka
At a recent trade show in New York, I stumbled upon denim brand Won Hundred. Hailing from Denmark, this brand combines all the elements of effortless style. Their fall collection features a dark palette and classic silhouettes that make me want to curl up with a cup of coffee. Their denim is heavenly — I couldn’t stop touching the fabric at the trade show.
The brand already has a devoted following in Europe and has recently come to the US. It is sold in a few boutiques in New York and is available online. It is sold at Urban Outfitters in Europe so maybe it will be in their US stores by the time the beautiful Spring Collection comes out. With prices ranging from $145-$225 for jeans, Won Hundred will soon find a place in your heart, and your closet.
WHERE TO BUY:
28 Bond St (between Lafayette and Bowery)
198 Smith St (between Baltic and Warren)
Locate online retailers via Shopstyle
– Laura Kealey
Tags: Danish denim brand, Denmark, Won Hundred