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. Earnest Sewn will be having their end of season sale, beginning on Monday, December 12th! Enjoy 40-60% off online or in a store near you. Visit them online for locations.
UPDATE: The Earnest Sewn sales will also be offered in each of their retail stores. A selection of denim, approximately 50 washes in men’s and 50 washes in women’s will be available at 40% off.
2. Art Basel saw the release of Johan Lindeberg‘s new BLK DNM fragrance, Perfume 11. It’s a unisex scent with hints of “black amber, birch tar, and soft musks (base notes) blend with incense, fir balsam (mid notes) and finally cardamom (top notes) to create a peppery blend.” Get one at BLK DNM.
3. We’re digging some of the new indigo washes at Marc Allison Jeans.
4. James Jeans has a new coutoure denim line out, that promises to flatten your stomach, trim your thighs, slim your butt, and scult your hips. As Lisette of Denimology exclaimed, these sound “better than Spanx!”
5. Lindsay Lohan wears what seems like her first legit “stylish” outfit in years, wearing a pair of Genetic Denim Shane cigarette pants in lava.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: BLK DNM fragrance, Couture jeans, Earnest Sewn, end of season sale, Genetic Denim Shane cigarette pants in lava, indigo washes, James Jeans, Johan Lindeberg, Lindsay Lohan
Were you at the BLK DNM grand opening early last month? For those of us who weren’t, here is behind-the-scenes footage, shot by Marius Crowne, of the store opening, from set-up to flowing vodka. Keep your eyes peeled, because Johan Lindeberg is seen in several shots chatting up his guests.
While you’re there, the ladies might want to check out Jeans 6 for women, which is a high rise jean, and Jeans 15 for men, which is a slight drop-crotch for men, with fuller thigh openings which narrow at the ankle. Hurry: this is reportedly a temporary store, which might be open for another week or two more. BLK DNM’s New York City store is located at 237 Lafayette Street, New York City. For more information, go to BLK DNM online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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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.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: accessories, BLK DNM, BLK DNM Eyewear, J. Lindeberg, Johan Lindeberg, sunglasses
“I think jeans have gotten away from the original meaning, that symbol of freedom; they’ve gone gimmicky and turned into a status item. Our denim is offered at lower price points for that reason. As far as the men’s clothing in the collection, it’s basically my wardrobe. I think men’s clothes should be grounded, strong and classic. I like simple: a blazer, jeans, a low cut tee and maybe a silk scarf.”
––Johan Lindeberg of BLK DNM
Quote via GQ.com
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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.
Watch BLK DNM’s short film at NOWNESS. Get semi-instant gratification: you can shop BLK DNM now!
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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