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
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
If there was ever to be a royal denim family the crown would hail to Ben Taverniti and Hudson Jeans. And with their recent collaboration with Georgia May Jagger (of Rolling Stone blood), there would be no disputes. The iconic union jack logo and signature triangle flap back pocket along with the fact that Hudson jeans are created from the best premium denim from the finest mills in Europe and Japan. All Hudson products are hand finished and tailored to be truly one-of-a-kind pieces. Check out our Q&A with them below.
Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning. How did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Hudson: Terrible grades in school … just kidding . Seriously, design is in my genes (pun intended). This is what I’ve wanted to do since I can remember.
DT: Are there other denim brands you consider your immediate competition?
Hudson: Yes. And competition is a very good. Constantly pushes us to be better and to create a better product and experience for our customer. How do you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of popular denim brands afloat right now? While others are selling jeans .We are selling a ‘way of life’. We as a company are deep routed in culture, mission and purpose and are relentless is going after tha. We do not sell jeans or trends. We sell attitude! Welcome to our world.
DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?
Hudson: Traveling – key secret spots in each city that inspire me and from that I sit with my design team and the magic begins.
DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer—the customer you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.
Hudson: Our customer is the person who embraces the HUDSON way of life. Which is to live a full passionate life creating your own destiny and to always exude positive energy and impact positive change. This person has an attitude of irreverence, effortless stylish. Plus is maddingly elusively glamorous.
DT: What was your inspiration for the SS’11 collection?
Hudson: This SS 11 Collection we were inspired by the inspiration of an exclusive getaway. Think- St. Barts, St.Tropez, Hamptons, etc.
DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future?
Hudson: We are living the dream with our collaboration with Georgia May Jagger . We have just launched the HUDSON by Georgia May Jagger collection and it is doing very well , it’s growing and evolving and a lot of exciting things are coming.
DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line?
Hudson: They are like my kids I love all of them and they are all really relevant. For Spring I love the Ferris Flare in Telford wash. I love it because it’s versatile, flirty, and fun. Accessorize it your way!
DT: Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?
Hudson: My least favorite is over embellishment – or as I like to call them “Christmas Tree Jeans”. I cannot even look at them.
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?
Hudson: 100 % real street inspiration. Real people and their style. It’s everything. It starts with that. That’s why traveling and experiencing all the different nuances of different cities and their cultures, people, vibe are so important.
DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?
Hudson: I have absolutely NO clue… a lot but I always wear the same ones. Black destructed skinnies, I wear them almost every day and customize and repair them constantly. (Editors Note: Maybe a little Denim Therapy will do you some good).
DT: Favorite celeb wearing your brand?
Hudson: Georgia May Jagger, of course.
Tags: ben taverniti, Georgia May Jagger, hamptons, Hudson Jeans, Rolling Stones, Spring Summer 2011, st. barts, st. tropez
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