We recently attended the new Levi’s women’s denim collection launch party at Milk Studios in the Meatpacking District. The event coincided with the release of the most significant change to the Levi’s women’s line since its inception. The Lot 700 update was an historic shift for a company so famous for its menswear. The theme running throughout the event was the staying power of Levi’s throughout American history. The new 700 series fit this big picture view by sticking with classic skinny and boot cut styles and avoiding temporarily trendy washes and treatments. However, the event was less geared towards previewing the construction of new pieces as it was focused on celebrating women’s empowerment. The walls of the warehouse featured dreamy lifesize portraits of influential badass babes in jeans by Petra Collins and glowing shadowboxes of vintage women’s Levi’s ephemera. Music by The Misshapes followed by a live performance by Lion Babe fed the crowd’s energy. Camera in hand and properly inspired by the triumphs of American women we waded through the warehouse packed with attendees decked in denim.
Models styled in five flavors of the new collection from the 711 Skinny to the 721 High Rise Skinny.
Leigh Lezark of The Misshapes mixing.
Photographer of the evening Petra Collins does skinny jeans with a Bowie tee.
Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe and Levi’s own Jimmy Everett share a blue carpet moment.
Model Yuka Mizuhara styled in dark blue skinny jeans in front of vintage Levi’s ads.
Detail of a pair of vintage women’s Levi’s with cinch back displayed at the event.
Check out more outfits of guests and models in the gallery below. Special guests included models Michelle Oullet, Nina Agdal, Carlotta Kohl, Georgina Burke and Jennie Runk.
All images via Raffael Flores-Contreras
—Emily B. McIntosh
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It’s black friday, and what better way to celebrate this post-Thanksgiving “shopping holiday” than to score yourself a fresh pair of black jeans? Perfect to pair with an oversize sweater or a mean leather jacket to block out the cold this winter, you won’t run out of ways to style any of these picks. Here are some of our favorites…
1. Rag & Bone/JEAN The Skinny Jeans in Pirate 2. GOLDSIGN Virtual High Rise Skinny Jean in Coated Black 3. FRAME Le Stacked Skinny Jeans in Film Noir
4. Current/Elliott The High Waist Ankle Skinny Jean in Black Coated 5. J Brand 23001 Honor Photo Ready Skinny Jeans in Graphite 6. SOLOW Skinny Jean Leggings in Black
7. Joe’s Jeans Leather Detail Stretch Pants in Sebastian 8. Blank Denim Patchwork Skinny Jeans in Boyfriend 9. R13 Leather Chap Jeans in Bedford
Happy Black Friday!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Looking to add some variety to your wardrobe for fall? Think beyond the jean! Paired with a cute top and the right accessories, a denim skirt might just be the answer to your outfit conundrum this season. Whether you prefer to rock floor length style with a side slit or love a classic a-line, we’ve got you covered. Shop six of our favorite denim skirt styles below. The best part? You can pair any of these with some warm tights and rock them right into winter.
1. American Apparel High Waist Denim Skirt 2. A-Line Denim Skirt in Apricot Acid Wash 3. Denim Mom Skirt in Mid Vintage Wash
4. Paul & Joe Sister Skirt in Patched Denim 5. American Apparel High Waist Denim Skirt 6. The WhitePepper Button Through Midi Skirt in Denim
Which is your favorite? Let us know on facebook!
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MiH Jeans is launching their third run of Bodycon Jeans on October 1st, featuring new washes and styles. The special fabric blend used in this collection ensures a flattering fit, and the brand new styles are definitely something to look forward to: The Bodycon Marrakesh, a narrow kick-flare jean, the Bodycon 5-Pocket Jean and the figure-flattering Bodycon Zipper Skirt. See them below. These jeans are almost guaranteed to sell out if the previous runs are any indication, so mark your calendars, ladies…
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…becuase they’re not even jeans. We’re not usually the ones to condone jeggings or “fake jeans”, if you will, but Rag & Bone is making us second guess our absolute loyalty to real-deal denim. They’ve released a pair of sweatpants for women, digitally printed with the “denim facade” of one their men’s selvedge jeans from spring 2014. The result? Totally legit to the eye, and totally comfy on your body. Can you tell the difference?
Love these? Grab a pair here.
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American-made denim brand Baldwin is launching a full fledged women’s clothing line, which will include denim (of course), knits, outerwear, ready-to-wear and more. 2013′s GQ’s menswear designer of the year Matt Baldwin is at the forefront of the development, allowing his 5-year-old brand to flourish as demand increases for product exactly like his: classic, fashion-forward, and made in the USA. More specifically, the line features black and white nights, high waisted jeans, and denim workshirts. See the full lookbook here.
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We’re having a spring fling with American Eagle, and one look at their latest lookbook will show you why. Their spectrum of fun neon separates, printed denim shorts, and comfy knits will have you feeling like you’re on vacay in an instant—and let’s face it: after this cold winter, we could all use a vacay. Stay tuned for style tips from American Eagle’s Style Director, Preston Konrad.
See all of the bright, springy looks below:
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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As spring gets closer and we all start ruminating over our warm weather wardrobe, it’s the perfect time to establish the basics. A classic denim workshirt is one of the most versatile and easy-to-wear pieces you can own. Whether paired with dark wash jeans or a skirt and some baubles, you can style this day-to-night, office-to-after-hours without any fuss. Check out our top denim workshirt picks for spring below.
1. BLK DNM Jean Shirt 3 2. Rails Oversized Denim Shirt 3. BB Dakota Dakota Collective Lina Denim Shirt
4. Current/Elliott The Perfect Shirt 5. alice + olivia Loren Denim Shirt Dress 6. DSQUARED2 Denim Shirt
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Gap‘s Lived-In global marketing campaign features emerging and talented young artists including musicians, singers, actors and photographers wearing their authentic, worn-in Gap staples: youthful interpretations of classic, casual styles.
The “Lived-In” attitude is brought to life by a cast of emerging and talented young artists including musicians, singers, actors and photographers. The campaign includes Trinidadian-born American recording artist Theophilus London; English singer-songwriters Birdy and Anna Calvi; American actors RJ Mitte and Julia Garner; Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius; and American singer-songwriter and record producer Ernest Green (performing under the stage name Washed Out).
A second interesting component to the campaign includes an ad in Vogue magazine’s March issue: a first-ever tactile fabric print ad, which includes a fabric logo made from the cotton of a worn-in tee, driving home the idea of clothes you can live in.
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