G-Star has been blowing up their facebook with coverage from the Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin this year, from key summer styles and new fall pieces on the runway, to behind-the-scenes model prep and after-parties. The spring/summer 2011 key looks included head-to-toe denim for girls and guys with some outerwear & khakis thrown in. Autumn/Winter 2011 saw the inclusion of feather accessories, thick leather belts, sweaters, and other fall layering essentials and sustainable fabrics. The outdoor rec area held pavilions full of product, and G-Star’s 3.135 m2 compound was (obviously) full of raw denim goodness. Check out the images below.
Behind the scenes at Bread & Butter Trade Show Berlin.
Autumn/Winter photos via G-Star, shot by Peter Stigter.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Autumn Winter 2011, bread and butter berlin, fall essentials, G-Star Raw, raw denim, raw jeans, Spring Summer 2011, sustainable fabrics, tradeshow
When Ambig Clothing (short for ambiguous, as you might suspect) was started, the goal was to create a line that any artist, musician, skateboarder, snowboarder or surfer would want to wear. For the new 2011 Spring/Summer collection, Ambig gives us a wide range of washes and dyes that look good whether you’re walking down the street or performing any of the above. Whoever you are they’ve got you covered. They offer the same variety when it comes to fits, meaning finding the perfect pair for your body type (though guys have it far easier than girls in this department) is a snap. Bottom line? These jeans are badass, and we love a man who’s dressed for action.
Images via Designer Denim Jeans Fashion and Ambig Clothing.
Tags: Ambig, ambiguous clothing, denim for men, jeans for men, menswear, skater denim, Spring Summer 2011, surfer denim
Who says luxury denim has to tear your bank account limb-from-limb? We’ve rounded up five top tier denim shorts, tops, and jeans from Net-A-Porter that’ll suit any wardrobe for spring and summer 2011, and for around $80 a pop, you’ll be looking just as fresh as whoever has the budget to drop 2K on 1/2 a yard of cotton twill shorts.
1. J.CREW Rigid-denim cut-off shorts ($80) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
2. SPLENDID Long lightweight denim shorts ($83) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
3. J.CREW Selvege chambray shirt ($88) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
4. J.CREW Low-rise denim shorts ($80) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
5. JUICY COUTURE Low-rise stretch-denim leggings ($98) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim for under $100, denim shopping guide, luxury denim, Net-A-Porter, Spring Summer 2011
According to Gestuz every girl needs to have an undeniable edge that she hints at rather than advertises, and we couldn’t agree more! We are fully enamored with their spring summer 2011 collection which features everything from high quality leather pieces to great denim separates (be sure to check out the denim dresses) . The sculptural and melancholic silhouettes are perfection and great for any girl who searching for the perfect look with an understated edge. Are you in love yet? A few glances through their lookbook and we’re certain you will be.
Images via Gestuz.com.
Tags: Campaings, denim dresses, denim separates, gestuz, Lookbooks, sculptural silhouettes, Spring Summer 2011, understated edge
MiH Jeans is having a spring/summer sample sale today through Friday at their New York City showroom (584 Broadway). The “original British denim brand” is bringing all of their insane sex appeal down to bargain prices, so don’t wait! You could score the white flare legs or dark-wash skinnies of your warm-weather dreams. See you there…
MiH Jeans Sample Sale at the New York City Showroom
May 4th, 5th, & 6th; 9:00AM – 8:00PM
584 Broadway, Suite #609 (Btw Houston & Prince)
Phone: 646 374 1730
Tags: british denim, MiH Jeans, new york city, sample sale, Spring Summer 2011
Good news for those with a bit more budget to drop on spring & summer wardrobe. The Diesel Black Gold collection has just released new men’s and women’s looks on their e-shop, from jeans to shoes, tops, and accessories. Stock up on killer seperates like the flax button-up top and dark wash jeans for guys, and for the ladies, the tie-dye denim shorts and cotton plaid jumpsuit. The look is fresh and urban (a Diesel standard), but probably not something you’ll be wearing to Diesel Island…
Click through to shop the Diesel Black/Gold SS’11 new arrivals.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: buy diesel online, buy jeans online, Diesel Black Gold, diesel island, new arrivals, Spring Summer 2011
Minimal, chic, classic, cool and ever so luxe, the latest collection by Derek Lam hits us with a heavy dose of denim separates that is everything we need to embrace fashion’s denim craze—and then some! From trendy high-waisted wide-leg denim trousers to the perfect summer trench coat and easy-to-wear denim dresses all in an array of light washes there’s definitely something here for every wardrobe. Here are our top 5 denim picks from this delectably luxurious collection:
1. Stretch Denim Wide Leg Trouser ($550)
2. Short Sleeve Belted Denim Dress (about $790)
3. Stretch Denim Trench Coat (about $1,450)
4. Stitch-detailed Denim Shift Dress ($790)
5. Abstract Sleeveless Denim Blouse (about $750)
Shop these looks and more on the Derek Lam website!
Tags: Denim Buys, denim dresses, denim fashion, denim separates, denim trench coat, Derek Lam, high-waisted denim, luxury denim, Spring Summer 2011, Wide-leg denim trousers
We like cute. We like lighthearted. We like BBQ’s, a cold beer, friends gathered around a picnic table, flowers, butterfly nets… you get the idea. So the Springfield spring/summer 2011 lookbook was like a frolic through the park for us, and we’d be lying if we said it didn’t give us some adorable, preppy ideas for festive dressing in the warmer months. Ideas like colored denim shorts paired with layered breezy tops, denim work shirts paired with long boho skirts, one-piece jumpers with sweet sandals… the list goes on. SO go ahead, toss it back and get ready for spring!
—Denim Therapy Staff
Tags: colored denim, denim shorts, menswear, preppy fashion, Spring Summer 2011, springfield, summer outfits, summer style 2011
We know what you’re thinking… “another denim brand, hooray!” But before you even get excited, check out this innovative denim design and learn why you should really be impressed. Rue De Jeans offers something called a stealth patented design element. What appears to be a discreet black logo patch on the back of the waistband is actually much more than decorative: it conceals patented design technology that enables the jeans to fit like a glove and adjust with every movement. Intrigued? So are we. The Women’s and Men’s line comprises of classic denim in a variety of cuts and washes. Check out their website and read an exclusive Q&A with the brand below.
Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning. What inspired you to get this brand off the ground?
Rue De Jeans: Ever since I was a child, I had a strong passion for Fashion. Having a fashionista mom (former Miss Korea) definitely inspired and influenced me. RUE was created from my own experience as an international traveler. On a flight heading from Shanghai to LA, I conceptualized a trendy piece of denim with extra comfort, made from premium textile. After 8 months of trial period, RUE finally came out, based on finest quality of fabric and the best fit (that molds and shapes all body figures)!
DT: How do you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of popular denim brands afloat right now?
RDJ: Top known brands like Seven, Diesel, J Brand… we have all of their strengths. We’ve got good prices and comfortable jeans like Seven, super-trendy items like Diesel, and flawless fit like J Brand.
On top of this, we got this patented design technology on the waistline to set us apart. This patented discreet logo gives two inches of extra room and comfort. We even blind tested using 10 known denim brands with 10 different body types to ensure this was the best fitting jean we could create. We also offer top quality Italian and Japanese fabrics such as candiani, kurabo, kaihara, and selvage with detail-oriented designer top stitching and attention to detail. We would consider our denim as art work.
DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?
RDJ: Travel. Lots of travel visiting many different places.
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Tags: cut off shorts, interview, perfect fit, q&a, rue de jeans, Spring Summer 2011, stealth patent design element