Hey, we love our dark denim washes too, but sometimes when the weather gets warmer we just start craving sunnier, lighter washes in our jeans selection. We’ve come up with nine pairs of light wash jeans that are pitch-perfect for spring. From cropped jeans to skinnies to flares, take your pick! In every style possible, they’re made to be worn with simple white tees, floaty floral tops, and sandals. Sounds good, huh?
G-Star Raw has partnered with conceptual artist Ryan Gander to produce 30 limited-edition Arc Loose Tapered jeans. Gander’s work involves adding discreet white embroidery, to mimic drips of paint, on select pairs of the brands 3D Arc Loose Tapered jeans, in addition to a small-figurine key ring. The basis for this design intervention comes from renowned modernist Le Corbusier’s phrase “By law all buildings should be white,” which inspired Gander to invent a national holiday in Japan called “New New Day,” encouraging people to paint buildings white. The symbol of this day is ‘Arata-Chan’ (translated as ‘cleaning helping friend’), a little figurine with Le Corbusier-style glasses and a paintbrush in his hand. The white embroidered “paint drips” on these limited edition Arc Pants are a visual representation of this concept.
Watch the video to see how artist Ryan Gander designed these limited-edition paint-drop jeans, inspired by Le Corbusier. “I like the idea that someone might think they’re damaged, try to return them and not realize they’re getting a limited edition,” said Gander. Beginning August 1, 2011 visitors of G-Star stores worldwide might find one of the 30 limited edition Arc Pants from G-Star RAW, much like finding Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket, as Gander describes. The special jeans were quietly distributed at various store locations in the world. The project was commissioned as part of Wallpaper* magazine’s “Artist Intervention” series.
One pair of the limited edition Arc Pants will be on auction for charity on the G-Star Facebook page. The collaboration is featured in full in Wallpaper*s August issue, out now.
We always want to bring you the latest denim news ASAP so here it is: Diesel’s new Fall/Winter collection has just been made available in their online store–with free shipping! Diesel gives us a variety of options for the upcoming season, and we’ve chosen our personal favorites to share with you right here:
For the women, the rich brownleather and violet canvas bag is just too irresistible and not to mention a perfect match for the printed jersey racerback tank top. If you’re lovin’ the leather like we are, the white leather jacket with a zipper closure is just what you need for a night out on the town as the weather cools down. And that caramel textured leather cuff is a great accessory to top off any outfit. Our true love lies with the grey denim leggings that are the perfect transition from the white denim of summertime.
For all you men out there, Diesel’s black leather jacket is just the amount of badass us ladies like to see you in (you can look the part, just don’t act it). Free fashion tip: the dark tapered jean would be a great match with the leather jacket, so you won’t even have to worry about your bottom half looking as good as your top. For a more laidback look, the tapered blue jean or the distressed jean jacket with a Corduroy-velveteen collar is definitely the way to go. Going somewhere? The suede black and brown two-tone travel bag is stylish enough to please the ladies and masculine enough to get the ok from your friends as well.