Why indigo-dyeing is a magical process
When a denim style is colored blue, you know that it's dyed with indigo. It can be synthetic or natural indigo, but it is colored with the desired blue pigment. This means that denim styles will age over time as the indigo doesn’t penetrate to the core of the yarns, this will stay white. When the indigo is washed off or chips off with wear, the core will be more and more exposed, so it will be more and more white.
The key features of a pair of jeans
A pair of jeans is made with many elements and different parts. It may look easy to design and produce a pair of jeans, but actually, it’s quite difficult to get the right shape, design, look and feel. This explains also why some models are available already for ages while some are gone in a blink of an eye. To design a pair of jeans, there are so many options and variations available.
Five persons to follow that use denim in a creative upcycling way
Creating a pair of jeans is a form of art. Every designer begins from scratch, most of the time with influences from other designers or brands. It can be quite a long process to get the desired result. When the design process is ready, the jeans will be produced. After production, the jeans go to the retailers that bought the jeans and in the end, consumers will buy and wear them. When a pair of jeans is worn (hopefully for a very long time!), it can get a second life.
The Motherlode: The Full Story of the $87,000 Pair of Levi’s Jeans
Michael Allen Harris, denim archaeologist and author of Jeans of the Old West: A History, has spent the last few decades digging in abandoned mine shafts looking for blue gold and documenting his finds for collectors and enthusiasts.
The different types of denim wearers
Denim fabrics can be used in so many ways There are so many different types of denim and jeans on the market. This is because denim fabrics can be used in so many ways. This results in all kinds of denim styles for all kinds of people.
Jeans Under the Tree: Your Failproof Guide to Gifting Denim
If you’ve got a denim lover in your life, you might be struggling to find the perfect gift for them. Denim may indeed be the perfect gift for denimheads, but it’s a fine line between an incredible gift of denim and a so-so one. We’re here to help you with this failproof guide to gifting denim.
The 5 denim styles everyone needs in their wardrobe
Everyone loves denim, and denim loves everyone That denim is the cornerstone for almost everyone’s outfit is a fact. Due to the versatility of the fabric and all the different silhouettes you have endless possibilities for how to wear and style it. There are so many different denim types and dito colors that are giving each item a different look.
Why unisex denim styles are not just a trend
When the first women's jeans were launched Jeans were made and worn in the first place for men. Men that worked in the mines needed a sturdy pair that could stand the test of time. They were called overalls because they were worn over their clothes, hence the name.
Renegade Denim: Jeans as the Cornerstone of the Rebel’s Wardrobe
While researching for my recently published book, The Rebel’s Wardrobe: The Untold Story of Menswear’s Renegade Past, I was struck by the outsized role that denim has played in the development of rebel styles.
Why is Amsterdam called the denim capital of the world?
Dutch people have proportionally the most pairs of jeans Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands, and one of the most popular cities in the country. It’s a vibrating city with around one million people that never sleeps and is always busy and crowded with vacationers from all over the world. Sometimes Amsterdam is referred to as the ‘Venice of the North' due to a large number of canals.
5 denim events you need to know (and to visit)!
Denim is way more than just a pair of jeans or a jacket. It’s a way of life, a lifestyle! And as with most lifestyles, there’s a whole community behind it. All over the world, some people live the denim lifestyle whether they’re running a store, blog, Instagram feed, or organizing a denim event.
The Return of Wide-Legged Jeans: What We Can Learn from J. Crew’s Giant Chinos
Baggy is back. Since at least the middle of the last decade, designers have been toying with wider legs, but these looks have been slow to transition from the catwalk into the fashion mainstream. Here on Main Street, we’ve held on tight to our slim-fitting jeans and chinos, but, since 2020, that grip has begun to loosen.
What’s in a Pocket Part Two: Turning Workwear Shirt Pockets Inside Out
In my last article, I discussed the evolution of the five pockets in the five-pocket jean. As I noted in that article, menswear garments started to feature built-in pockets in the seventeenth century. While these pockets spread to include nearly every available space on jackets, waistcoats, and trousers, the shirt would not be graced with pockets until much later.
10 important historical years in denim
In the history of denim, there were many important years and milestones. Since the beginning of the miner period in California in 1850, the denim fabric is worldwide such a success. And above all, you can’t simply think of a world without this legendary fabric, right?!
What’s in a Pocket? The Five-Pocket Evolution of Jeans
Denim designers know better than to mess with perfection. Though they might break new ground with fabrics and cuts, the essential design of the five-pocket jean (particularly the men’s version) is essentially sacred ground.
Trompe L’Oeil Is The Surrealist Fashion Trend That Is Taking Over Denim This Fall
True blue jeans have a reputation for being casual—but not all denim has to be. Case in point, the current wave of trompe l’oeil denim that has been washing up across runways and retail collections over the past few seasons.
How consumers can contribute to a responsible denim industry ?
While the denim industry has joined forces and has taken responsibility to purify, the supply chain changes rapidly. New and improved technologies are introduced every season which are all contributing to an industry using less water, energy, and harmful chemicals.
Type I, Type II and Type III Denim Jackets - An Overview
Introduced in the late Nineteenth Century as a piece of practical and lasting workwear, the denim jacket was initially invented for the same purpose as a pair of jeans. With similar characteristics including durability and functionality, the denim jacket was seen as the ideal item for laborers, ranch hands, miners and more.
Dior launches capsule collection with Thebe Magugu
Dior has teamed up with 2019 LVMH Prize winner Thebe Magugu on a capsule collection in support of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP).
The Best Street Style From The SS23 Shows At Lagos Fashion Week
At Lagos’s spring/summer 2023 shows, street-stylers are putting their best foot (clad in Bottega boots) forward. Guests are bringing the drama in head-to-toe monochromatic looks in bold colourways, as well as lots of ruffles, fur, and textures. Follow along as Stephen Tayo shoots the best fashion from Lagos Fashion Week.
Roblox says Gen Z values digital clothing as much as physical garments in new trend report
Open world gaming platform Roblox has published a new report in which it has evaluated the current trends and possible future behaviours of its 50 million strong user base and their relationship with digital fashion. The 2022 Metaverse Fashion Trend Report comes as part of a new collaboration between Roblox and Parsons School of Design, which worked with the platform on researching and collecting the data.
Denim trends for spring/summer 2023
Dominated by the 90's and 2YK trends, the denim wardrobe for spring/summer 2023 has not lost its variety, with looks that spread over a wide range of pieces and styles. From cowboy chaps to modern grunge, here are the trends that will dominate the upcoming summer season.
New York Fashion Week sees more diversity, equity, and inclusion on the runways
Diversity, equity, and inclusion have been hot topics in fashion for the past several years, ranging from the representation of more plus-size models to hiring more minority talent.
The Vogue Editors’ Standout NYFW SS23 Shows
While London grapples with a scaled-back fashion week in light of the Queen’s death on 8 September, New York’s spring/summer 2023 shows rumble on. There’s been torrential downpour (Tommy Hilfiger), sun-dappled bucolic gardens (Eckhaus Latta and Collina Strada), and all the city’s usual grittiness in between. Here, the standout shows that have kicked off the season with talking-point looks.
Uniqlo launches clothing repair and remaking offer in London store
Uniqlo has opened a dedicated area for repairing and remaking used clothing in its London Regent Street store.
The Queen Was The Original Outfit-Repeater
The Duchess of Cambridge has long been known for re-wearing pieces from her own wardrobe – but well before Kate emerged on the public stage, the Queen was already making a point of repeating past looks.
Recycling polycotton, which accounts for half of textile waste, may soon become the norm
Recycling fibers and implementing circular processes is a medium term goal set by many apparel companies, but little headway has been made to recycle mixed fabrics, like polycotton. Polyester cotton is one of the most unsustainable fabric blends yet loved by fast fashion companies because of their low cost cheap and durability.
Copenhagen Fashion Week SS23: the key collections – in pictures
Scandinavian style is lauded for its sustainability and minimalism – but that’s only half the story. The youngest fashion week on the calendar, Copenhagen looks set to be the next big thing. Here are 15 designers making headlines at this year’s event
Walk this way: this summers best activewear – in pictures
Kit yourself out in bold activewear, grab a backpack and head for the hills
The Fashionweek (The Hague) Talent Award has opened applications for its next edition
The Fashionweek, formerly The Hague Fashion Week, has announced the next edition of its Talent Award for emerging designers from The Netherlands, via a release.
Digital Fashion 101, with expert Moin Roberts-Islam
Have you bought digital garments for your avatar yet? Would you like to? You need to listen to this! Moin Roberts-Islam is the Technology Development Manager at the Fashion Innovation Agency, at the London College of Fashion, and he’s here to answer all our questions on how digital fashion works, why it’s exploding, what brands are doing, how gaming is involved, who is buying digital garments and why. Plus we discuss the metaverse and NFTs, and how all this relates to sustainability.
What's next in digital fashion?
Blockchain technology is transforming everything from our currency to our internet interactions. The birth of Web3, in laymen’s terms, is an extension of cryptocurrency using blockchain in new ways. Blockchain technology can store tokens in a wallet, the terms of a contract, and the code for decentralized apps.
Statement socks: summer’s fashion must-have
First with sliders now with trainers, expensive brands are the new hot style accessories
Capsule collections: can a streamlined wardrobe help you live more sustainably?
In 2014, I attended the Copenhagen Fashion Summit – the world’s largest fashion event about sustainability. At the time, I was a fashion journalist who prided myself on covering anything that was new and exciting – emerging designers, fresh perspectives on style, trends. But something was wrong with the way we consumed and communicated fashion.
Report: Resale market to more than double by 2026, US to lead the charge
The global fashion resale market is expected to grow 127 percent by 2026, three times faster than the broader retail clothing sector, according to a new report.
2023 Lifestyle Trends
Whether it is just hiking for the day or traveling in a camper van for a few months, the Pandemic has given consumers renewed respect for getting out into the countryside. The demand for outdoor clothing a.k.a. 'Gorpcore', reflects that trend.
Patch me if you can: how to mend clothes – creatively
From colourful stitches to fabric mixing, visible mending can breathe new life into garments with stains or holes
5 Most popular strategies brands are using to enter the metaverse
While the digital world isn’t necessarily a new concept, the fashion industry’s presence within it has been rapidly increasing over recent years, with 2022 in particular proving to be a year that has so far been full to the brim of digital integration and metaverse activations.
Gucci Cosmogonies Was an Interstellar Dream Bolstered by the Philosophy of Constellations
Alessandro Michele‘s references are seldom decipherable, typically littered with far-reaching metaphors and hyperbole that create an air of extravagance, joie de vivre, freedom and opulence.
Italy's Prada announces three strategic appointments in top management
Prada has unveiled strategic appointments in the top management: Andrea Bonini as chief financial officer, Cristina De Dona as general counsel, and Diego Maletto as internal auditing director. Prada is an Italian luxury fashion house that specialises in leather handbags, travel accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear, perfumes and other fashion accessories.
Metaverse Fashion Week highlights: from store openings to exclusive NFT drops
Decentraland’s highly-anticipated Metaverse Fashion Week (MVFW) has come to a close and with it the fashion world has had its first taste of what the industry could look like through a fully digital experience. Running over the course of four days, from March 24 to 27, MVFW boasted a hefty schedule consisting of over 60 designers, brands and retailers looking to get in on the virtual action.
Item of the week: the contemporary trench
The trench is a classic silhouette that will likely always remain a staple in the outerwear category, however, recent iterations of the coat have seen it take on new forms, in modernised structuring that have flipped what we know about the style upside down.
FW22 womenswear catwalk color trends
Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers an insight into the key Women’s catwalk colour directions for Fall Winter 2022-23.
Item of the week: the ruched dress
Ruched details have been an inescapable part of the current fashion season, particularly used in bodycon dresses and skirts. The style’s regular involvement in a number of recent runway shows also suggests the trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Levi's continues push into circularity with recyclable 501 denim jeans
Levi's will launch a more circular iteration of its 501 Original jeans as part of its ongoing partnership with Swedish sustainable technology company Renewcell.
Report Presents Decarbonization of Fashion Industry as $1T Investment Opportunity
Estimating an investment opportunity of $1 trillion, a new Fashion for Good-Apparel Impact Institute report breaks down the funding needed by solution category and identifies the types of funders best placed to take advantage of the opportunity and benefit from the positive returns.
Ever Evolving Talks By Calik Denim Sheds Light On The Future For The Second Time!
With over 350 visitors from all over the world, the 2019 edition of the annual Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim event was a huge success.