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The Denim-Lover’s Guide To Fashion’s Night Out: NY & LA


Hitting the streets of New York or La tonight for Fashion’s Night Out tonight? It’s a notoriously crazy experience navigating foot traffic in and out of hyped-up events in crammed boutiques, tripping over celebrities, spinning prize wheels and who knows what else—but if you have the right map, it can be tons of fun. We’ve got you denim heads covered with 5 spots to shop for men’s and women’s jeans in LA and NY on FNO 2013.

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Earnest Sewn’s Fashion’s Night Out Soiree

What: Celebrate FNO with Earnest Sewn. Special haircuts and manicures provided by Trumans, braids for women by Tyler Villa, liev music, and more.

Where: Meat Packing Strore. 821 Washington Street, New York

When: 6:00PM – 10:00PM

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Denim Habit’s Recharge Station

What: Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at Denim Habit with DL1961, Stylelite and Ninteen Sixtyone, with a chance to get styled by Stylelite’s editor-in-chief Verena von Pfetten. Snacks, music, and great sales!

Where: 346 West 14th Street, New York

When: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

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GUESS Fashion’s Night Out

What: An “I <3 NYC” themed evening of shopping, sipping, and sweets. Enjoy DJ beats, mini-makeovers, mini-manicures, and challenge your friends to foosball or ping pong! GUESS models will be showcasing the latest looks from the fall collection.

Where: Multiple locations! 575 5th Avenue and 537 Broadway in SoHo, plus the Marciano store, 514 Broadway.

When: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

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Topshop FNO Party Feat. The Misshapes

What: The Misshapes take the stage from 6:30PM – 9:00PM amidst makeovers, raffles, and sales. Now is the perfect time to grab a pair of high waisted denim jeans for fall!

Where: 478 Broadway, New York

When: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

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Opening Ceremony’s Noraebang Karaoke Party

What: OC puts a spin on things this year with a Korean Karaoke party, hosted by Solange Knowles, Miguel, Hyoni Kang, Ed Droste, and Carrie Imberman. Soundtrack by Kill the DJs, featuring MC by Karaoke Killed the Cat. Limited-edition prints with artwork from the book by Terry Richardson, Terence Koh, Marcel Dzama, Marc Hundley, and Andrew Kuo will be on display and available for purchase.

Where: OC at the The Ace Hotel, 1190-92 Broadway, New York

When: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

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LA

Kitson LA x Bleulab

What: Kitson is joining forces with Bleulab, Reversible Collection for Fashion’s Night Out! Sip on drinks from Tortilla Republic and jam to the tunes of DJ Jordan Jones.

Where: 115 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles

When: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

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La Brea Block Party

What: Streets closed for block party featuring World Denim, American Rag, What Goes Around Comes Around & More! Food trucks, photo booths, cocktails, DJs and more.

Where: 181 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles

When: 7:00PM – 11:00PM

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Urban Outfitters & Cheap Monday FNO Bash

What: Urban Outfitters and Cheap Monday team up for a dance-friendly FNO party featuring live music from YACHT, a DJ set by White Arrows, free beer, and denim give-aways.

Where: Space15Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles

When: 7:00PM – 10:00PM

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Paige Denim FNO Party

What: Paige Denim is celebrating FNO with style blogger Sincerely, Jules’ #UniquelyPaige window display at the Robertson Blvd boutique.

Where: 116 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles

When: Windows unveiled at 6:00PM.

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Beverly Center’s FNO Fashion Show

What: The Beverly Center is celebrating Fashion’s Night Out with a runway show, featuring styles by True Religion, Diesel, J. Lindeberg, and others. Celebrity appearances, on-site stylists, and shopping incentives are just some of the perks.

Where: 8500 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles

When: Red carpet arrivals begin at 5:00PM, followed by opening ceremony at 6:30PM. Fashion show begins at 7:00PM.

 

In New York? Stop by SoHo where our editor MC will be doing some DIY magic on limited edition FNO t-shirts from 6PM – 10PM! Visit her on the 4th floor. 504 Broadway, New York City.

Happy Fashion Week!

—DT Staff

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Posted Sep 06 2012 in Denim News » Events

A Gift For Your Guy: The Indigo “Boro” Tie From Mister Freedom


These indigo “Boro” ties from Mister Freedom are the perfect gift to get for your guy this holiday season. They’re made from an assortment of fabrics so they’re easy to match with the rest of your wardrobe. We love how the colors are broken up by either bursts of red or a print, so even if the rest of your outfit is monotone, these ties will spice it up. What makes this tie a really cool gift though is that they are all handmade in their LA studio, so no two are alike. Make your guy will feel extra special and get this very limited, one-of-a-kind gift by emailing john or jordan @misterfreedom.com.


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Images via Mister Freedom.

Elyssa Linden

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Posted Dec 15 2011 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear » Reviews: Product

Bleulab At Kitson: A Denim Revolution


At the Kitson store on Roberston Blvd. in Los Angeles there is a new window display showcasing all the fun that is the Bleulab reversible jean–what seems to really be the start ofdenim revolution!. These jeans come in a variety of cuts and colors, and the best part is you’re pretty much buying two pairs of jeans for the price of one thanks to their innovative design. We don’t know about you guys, but when we’re getting great-fitting, quality denim for such an awesome deal, we just can’t say no! And after looking at the new window setup, there’s no doubt in our minds that these jeans are a denim head must-have!

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Images via Bleulab.

Elyssa Linden

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Posted Nov 14 2011 in Denim News » Events

Hey LA! BLEULAB Reversible Denim Is Having A Sample Sale


So you’ve read the reviews, you’ve fawned over the lookbook, and now you’re ready to get your hands on some Bleulab. Perfect timing, denim-heads! Bleulab is about to have a sample sale in LA that will afford you some great jeans at a major discount. Details below.

BLEULAB Reversible Denim Sample Sale

Where: Place Showroom860 S. Los Angeles St.Suite 1130Los Angeles, CA 90014
When: Friday, October 28th10:00AM – 4:00PM
What: Cash/credit accepted.Up to 50% off retail prices

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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 07 2011 in Denim Buys » Sales

Live Life Love Denim: The Denim Brand That Is True To Its Name


We’ve caught a glimpse of the new brand Live Life Love Denim, and well frankly, we wouldn’t mind living in their denim because we really do love it! While the brand is based out of Los Angeles, every jean is made from premium Japanese denim, so you know that you’re getting top quality. Though the line is due out this fall, we do see a nod to the pastel denim trend of summer, and to keep up with the seasons there are also hot coated denim skinny jeans, in both olive and red. If you really want to make a statement, the white & blue tie-dye wash is the pair of jeans for you. As denim brands keep pushing their limits to stay on top of the market, we think this new brand knows exactly what they’re doing, and we like it!

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Images via DenimBlog.

Elyssa Linden

 

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Posted Sep 02 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

Raven Denim at Project Global Trade Show


On day 2 of our PROJECT Global Trade Show coverage we got to chat with Helen Soulmiotis, senior account executive of Raven Denim. Loved by many-a-celebrity (the aptly named bootylicious Megan Fox short is a clear indiction of how much she loves the brand), the LA-based Raven is definitely one to watch. As a complement to their already popular women’s line, the brand is launching a men’s line. We absolutely fell in love with the Max trouser (most popular piece in their men’s line), which adds a relaxed twist to the classic trouser. All of the denim is imported from Italy and Japan and comes in washes that compliment any wardrobe. From high waisted that don’t make you look like a mom, to indigo rinsed trousers that elongate the leg, Raven denim is definitely something we’re raving about (yes, pun intended).

Images via Raffael Flores Contreras.

Ashlee Mellowes

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Posted Jul 25 2011 in Denim Fashion » Reviews: Brand

An Exclusive Q&A with Gridlock Denim


There is a denim revolution happening right now. The new Los Angeles-based women’s denim line, Gridlock, offers an innovative way of personalizing your style in a matter of seconds. They boast removable back pocket jeans that can change your whole look in a matter of zips & snaps! Gridlock denim jeans include more than 20 pocket designs to showcase every season from leather dye cuts pockets to a variety of custom skins (you can collect them all). We had the chance to interview the designer and hear it all firsthand.

 

Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning.  How did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Gridlock Denim: I always had a passion for design and creation. When I was in high school I used to design my own shoes and bags. So later on when I worked for Diesel and Replay in NY I was really inspired with denim. When I moved back to LA and had started a Company manufacturing Men’s Undergarments and Lingerie for 5 years. I thought it was time to start a new venture that had my personal touch. After bouncing ideas back and fourth the idea of changing your pockets with different designs came about. At that time pocket designs were everything. After registering the Patented idea Worldwide I then started with the whole collection. Including picking a unique name that was unisex.

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?
GD: I don’t consider any Brands a competition b/c no other Brand out of 100 Brands has my concept. I differentiate my brand with being able to be a classy jean and when my customer wants to change up the pockets they can. It’s like having a couple pair of jeans.

DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?
GD: One of my rituals is going on the style blogs and the other is heading to Coffee shops, bars, walking the streets and seeing what denim different people are wearing. I also like to travel out of LA and get inspired by different cities and cultures.

DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer the customer you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.
GD: The Customer in mind is a woman/man that is age 21-35 that’s either in School or has a 9-5 job and likes to change his/her denim when they are out and about.

DT: Can you give us hint about what’s next?
GD: Spring Collection is out you can view it on www.gridlockdenim.com as for my “Fall Collection” this will have darker washes of denim with unique details. I will be also coming out with a series of Cigarette Corduroys in Bordeaux, Army Green, Black, and Grey. We will also be introducing the Gridlock 100 Edition Collection without our Patented Pocket Overlays.

DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future?
GD: My dream collaboration would be with Diesel Jeans or Replay, or an amazing musician ie: Will i am, Lady Gaga, RHCP, Kanye West.

DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line? What are your favorites, and how would you style them?
GD: My favorite washes so far are the Marina, Railroad, and “I-core vintage”. My personal favorite is the Cigarette cut in marina or i-core vintage. I would wear the cigarette jeans in Railroad with my Statue of Liberty pocket overlays, Black Heels, Tan low cut v neck Henley, and a Scarf. For the 2nd Style I would wear the straight leg in i-core vintage with my gun metal studded pocket, black boots, and a black low cut v-neck.

DT: Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?
GD: Let’s start with my least favorite jeans now. It’s a jean with too many details all over the jean. My favorite denim trends that are back are the Skinny Flare. Takes me back to high school and is a good change from the cigarette’s being the Trend.

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?
GD: Being that I grew up around street style I am very influenced by it. It definitely plays a part in my design and I really am happy that it has inspired high-end labels as well.

DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?
GD: I used to own about a 100 Pairs of denim. I cleaned my closet out and only wear Gridlock now.

—Jackie Racer

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Posted Apr 27 2011 in Denim News » Interviews

An Exclusive Q and A with Denim Of Virtue


Denim of Virtue is a Los Angeles-based premium denim company inspired by the glamour of L.A. and the big city lifestyle, grounded on the principle that all good things can be attained through virtuous means. Every step, from the initial sketch to the final stitch, is created right here in the heart of Los Angeles. You may remember our enthusiasm when we wrote up the denim overall shorts review—and you’re about to understand why!

Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning.  How did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Denim Of Virtue: I don’t really remember the exact moment but definitely I knew I didn’t want to be anything else from the beginning.  My mom was a designer and I wanted to be just like her.  I grew to love denim and Denim of Virtue because of the people I work with.

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?
DOV: I would say Jimmy Taverniti is my immediate competition.  Every DOV piece is put together by sewing experts one by one and we don’t make too much of one style.  I concentrate on the quality of the fabric and of course the fit. We also use double threading for durability and every piece that gets shipped is checked thoroughly for quality.  We would rather ship short than have even one damaged piece on the floor.

DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?
DOV: We like to clean our desks, rearrange desks, and anything related to that before we start a new season.

DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer- you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.
DOV: Working professional or student of any age who loves to shop and appreciates fashion and looking good.

DT: Can you give us hint about what’s next for (following or upcoming season– Spring/Summer or Fall/Winter)?
DOV: Spring/Summer 2012 will have some changes in the pockets for a fresh new look.

DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future?
DOV: I would love to collaborate with Frankie Morello.  Every piece is an artwork.  If I had a chance to meet him,of course.

DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line? What are your favorites, and how would you style them?
DOV: Our most popular style is our “Patience.”  Our skinnys, bootcuts, and flares in the “Patience” style are all pretty much a great seller.  However, my favorite is the ankle skimmers.  I would style it with a pair of booties and a loose shirt with tight sleeves.

DT: Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?
DOV: My favorite is the dark washes.  It just looks good with everything.  My least favorite is the acid wash and the tie dye.

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?
DOV: 50% street style, 50% couture

DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?
DOV: Lost count, I need a separate closet for them.

DT: Favorite celeb wearing your brand?
DOV: Kristen Stewart

 

Check out the fall 2011 lookbook here, and be sure to check them out on facebook!

—Jackie Racer

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Posted Apr 25 2011 in Denim News » Interviews

Levi’s Curve ID: One Step Closer to a Perfect Fit


We love how far Levi’s is taking this curve ID campaign, with custom fitting sessions that sound like a celebration of denim shopping rather than one more step in the journey to end the agony (of sizing, that is). While this won’t be the end of the denim frustration forever, this is a start. RSVP for your closest city and take a trip to Levi’s for gifts, snacks, and (gasp!) jeans that fit.

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RSVP here and don’t forget to Like Levi’s on facebook!

—Jackie Racer

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Posted Mar 08 2011 in Denim News » Events

Sex Sells! Denim of Virtue Spring 2011 Lookbook


The Denim of Virtue spring 2011 lookbook has us literally aching for summer, with acid wash shorts (as short as they come), bleached out gradient jeans with zip side details, boyfriend-cut cargos, high-waisted skirts, and visions of all the lounging we’ll be doing once the winter weather breaks. The sexy lookbook features their wide variety of fits and looks, and with each purchase you’ll receive a dose of their virtue: “a lifestyle that stays true to the heartbeat of Los Angeles”. We say, bring it on!

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See the full lookbook here.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jan 08 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks
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