Besides working on collecting your carefully-cultivated denim collection, wouldn’t a new pair of BLK DNM sunnies be a great addition to your ?ber-stylish fashion cache? Just released today: BLK DNM eyewear can be purchased at BLK DNM online and at the J. Lindeberg flagship store in New York City. The sunglasses come in Wayfarer styles in tortoise, blue and black lenses. We certainly think the sunglasses are imbued with Lindeberg’s essence (he wears Wayfarers enough!). Of course, you can also get your Swedish denim smorgasbord on at Johan Lindeberg’s store at 237 Lafayette Street, NYC.
There is a trend in the denim industry, and we’re not talking about the next skinny jean. On May 10, denim executives from around the world came together for the first WWD Denim Forum. A key topic which resonated with attendees was about the move towards social responsibility and green technology. “I was pleased to see that so many of the speakers shared future goals and visions for the industry, such as a larger social and environmental responsibility,” says Nicks Ericsson, director of marketing for William Rast/J Lindeberg. View speaker highlights from the forum below.
François Girbaud (left) with WWD Editor in Chief Ed Nardoza.
Tony Chu, vice president of communications at Hudson Jeans thought there were “a very compelling group of speakers in diverse segments of the denim business.” Furthermore, he echoed the sentiments of many in attendance. “To support and participate in a denim summit, the first of its kind in our ‘backyard’ of Los Angeles, was a no brainer.” According to WWD News Correspondent Khanh T.L. Tran, the WWD Denim Forum, which drew “the cream of the crop,” is expected to return in 2012. To watch more videos from the conference, go to Fora.TV.
“Lately I’m obsessed with understatement. Casual and comfy pieces paired with a killer pair of heels gives off the ‘I-didn’t-try-but-still-look-amazing” vibe. The harem-esque drawstring H&M jeans gave the look a boyish feel, but the low-cut tank and Y-3 heels add some fierce feminine flair. The oversize J. Lindberg denim shirt added a totally different texture thanks to the acid-wash detail, and the polo beanie topped the look off with a bit of mechanic zest.”
A self-proclaimed style chameleon, she’ll rock Miu Miu’s and a Goyard bag one day, and an entire thrifted wardrobe the next. See the full look and more of her looks on Jinna’s blog, Grease and Glamour.
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Utilizing an alternative medium to debut his new BLK DNM collection, famed Swedish fashion designer Johan Lindeberg (of J. Lindeberg) has produced a short film to captivate his fashion audience. You may recall Lindeberg also made headlines several years back with his ad campaigns featuring the likes of Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode and actress Juliette Lewis. Directed by Danish filmmaker Martin De Thurah, “Short Film 1” presents the BLK DNM collection in a mesmerizing and surreal cinematic package, complete with a soundtrack and enough emotion to bring a sort of Street Style realism (not cinema verit?) which is in conflict with fantasy-ridden runway shows walked by models in restrained emotion. Showcased are BLK DNM’s edgy, downtown cool that sparks a bit of elegant rebellion: zippered leather jackets, square-shouldered blazers and high-rise stretch jeans for women. Lots of leather jacket options, trousers and a straight leg and slim fit jean for men. Also look for denim shirts.
Boy am I glad I didn’t blow all my dough at the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness. The folks from The Warehouse Sale are back in town, and they’re bringing us William Rast and J. Lindeberg. I sort of thought it was a weird pairing, but, I guess that’s the point. They want everyone to come and experience wall-to-wall denim. In case you didn’t already know, William Rast is co-founded by Justin Timberlake and his childhood friend Trace Ayala. The jeans fit generously, so you may want to size down for the best fit. J. Lindeberg is the Swedish sensation, worn by celebrities such as Juliette Lewis and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode. Based on experience, the J. Lindeberg fit is slim. Whatever the case may be, bring several sizes and try on before you buy, because you can’t really return the jeans.
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Who spends Saturday morning rifling through their mountainous stacks of junk mail? Well, I did, and I was glad to discover my Loehmann’s mailer, hidden between gift basket catalogs and supermarket circulars. Loehmann’s is already getting a jumpstart on Black Friday, but the deal to look for is the Buy One, Get The Second At 50% Off on all denim on Black Friday and Saturday. Also, the first 400 customers who pick up the in-store coupon on Friday and Saturday, will save $25 off when you spend $50 or more. Check for participating stores. Tip: get on the free Insider Club mailing list ASAP. If your birthday falls within this week, you can save an additional 15% off. In past sales, I’ve seen Loehmann’s carry an assortment of premium denim such as 7 for All Mankind, Buffalo, J Brand, J Lindeberg, Paige Premium, Paper Denim & Cloth, Rock & Republic, True Religion, and many others. Do the Loehmann’s!
11/27-11/28 (Friday & Saturday Only)
Buy one, get the second at 50% off**
Premium, contemporary and petites for her & him
**Second item must be of equal or lesser value. Not valid on prior purchases.
We at Denim Therapy love how the Swedes do it in fashion, and when Swedish fashion labels like Acne, Cheap Monday, Filippa K, J Lindeberg, Nudie Jeans and more, come together in the form of a pop-up shop, all hell breaks loose. Well, that, of course, is an exaggeration, but someone here in Los Angeles (me) is already fueling up her car for a jaunt over to Revolve, the center of this Scandinavian buffet feast of fashion (yup, I won’t use that word you’re thinking). Please note: the Shop features fall merch, and not a “sale,” per se. Already in progress, the Swede Life at Revolve will last for one week only (November 12 – 19), so move it or lose it!
After a period of immaculately clean superskinny fits dominating the jeanswear market, the big news for spring is the straight-leg distressed look ??” coupled with extreme ripped denim, soft whiskering and splattered paint-aged effects. Here, five denim trends gaining momentum for the upcoming season.
LOS ANGELES ??” Premium denim brand Citizens of Humanity is giving a twist to T-shirts through a collaboration with artist Will Lemon.
The Huntington Park, Calif.-based company is sprucing up tanks, short-sleeve Ts, tunics and three other women??™s spring styles with Lemon??™s technique of blending screen-printing with hand-painting. A tank top pops in a blue snakeskin print mottled with what resembles neon oil spills, a gray scoop-neck T-shirt is enlivened with a bold splash of azure and ruby raindrops fall all over a yellow tank dress. All will retail for approximately $135.
???I envisioned an outdoor scene and I first saw a snake sunbathing in a field of tall, verdant grass,??? said Lemon, whose previous fashion collaborations were with Marc Jacobs and MAC. ???I also imagined a small stream with a slight waterfall nearby and these first three images that were there in my mind became the metaphors for the prints that eventually ended up on the T-shirts.???
Cut from a soft, light cotton knit, the pieces are also washed and dyed by hand at Citizens of Humanity??™s laundry.
???The collaboration with Will is a highlight of the special things that we can do,??? said Adriano Goldschmied, executive vice president of design at Citizens of Humanity, which also owns his denim brand GoldSign. ???We own already a lot of technology and know-how that we can apply to our T-shirt. We own our own dye house and laundry. Our goal is to make something different.???
Choosing to collaborate with Lemon helps Citizens of Humanity differentiate itself from competitors in a challenging economy as it seeks to expand its jeans business with complementary categories such as T-shirts. Goldschmied said the company is also considering applying Lemon??™s screen-painting technique to jeans and men??™s T-shirts.
Father's Day card, made of recycled jeans. Source: eHow.
Every year, I try to get something different for my dad on Father’s Day. However, I always end up getting the same things for him for two main reasons: to update my retiree dad’s conservative wardrobe a bit, and force him out of his stuffy trousers and button downs. And by that, I mean making sure his lily-white legs will see the light of day a few times each summer through a pair of age-appropriate shorts and summery polo shirts.
The Hipster: TRUE RELIGION Ricky Rinse, available at URBAN OUTFITTERS.
This year, I really want my male parental unit to get a cool, suburban dad look. He may be retired, but he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Sure he wears jeans on days he wants to be more casual. Unfortunately, he wears the male version of the mom jeans — vintage, faded, unflatteringly cut to emphasis the wrong assets.
Maybe my dad is the boring dad, who may tastefully break out of his static business attire cocoon on his own, after all these years. In the meantime, I will give him a little nudge here and there, so that he can run with the best of the daddys out there — in style — this summer.
WHO’S YOUR DADDY?
The Connoisseur: Jay Jet Set Batavia, available at J LINDEBERG.
The Preppy: Relaxed Fit Jean in Dark Worn Wash, available at JCREW.
The Show-Off: MONARCHY Skewed Southbash Denim, available at 80'S PURPLE.
Arriving Wednesday, March 25, Loehmann’s will kick off its storewide denim sale. It’s not just denim. It’s premium denim at Loehmann’s prices. Both men’s and women’s jeans will be on sale, so don’t feel left out. With their “buy more, save more” deal, expect to save up to 25% off Loehmann’s already discounted price when you buy 3 or more jeans.
As a past customer of Loehmann’s premium denim sales, I can attest that they will not disappoint you with their selection. I remember seeing Buffalo Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, J Lindeberg, Joe’s Jeans, Girbaud, Paige Premium Denim, Rock & Republic, and many other top brands on sale for under $100 a pair. Imagine snagging yourself a pair of J Brands for about $25! That was how good it was. Tip: check out more than one Loehmann’s store, if you are able, as selection will vary by store. This should be a Recessionista’s denim paradise.