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G-Star have partnered with artist Ryan Gander and Wallpaper* magazine on a fun project. As they ship their proprietary 3D-denim, the Arc Loose Tapered, to stores worldwide, 30 pairs will be the limited edition Ryan Gander G-Star Arc Pants!
Beginning yesterday, August 1st, visitors of G-Star stores worldwide might find one of the 30 limited edition Arc Pants from G-Star RAW, customized by Ryan Gander. The project was commissioned as part of Wallpaper* magazine’s ÔÇÿArtist Intervention’ series and was previewed at Wallpaper*s Handmade exhibition during this years Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Conceptual artist Ryan Gander’s collaboration with G-Star 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 ÔÇÿNew New Day’, encouraging people to paint buildings white. The symbol of this day is ÔÇÿArata-Chan’ (translated as ÔÇÿcleaning helping friend’), a little figurine with Le Corbusier-style glasses and a paintbrush in his hand. The white embroidered ÔÇÿpaint drips’ on these limited edition Arc Pants are a visual representation of this concept.
From August 2011, the 30 limited edition pairs of men’s denim will be distributed without fanfare to selected G-Star stores, where customers can buy for the regular retail price. “I like the idea that someone might think they’re damaged, try to return them and not realize they’re getting a limited edition,” Ryan Gander says. “If you specifically wanted a pair, you couldn’t go looking for them. It’s a bit like Willy Wonka’s golden ticket.”
One pair of the limited edition Arc Pants will be on auction on the G-Star Facebook page. The resulting money will be donated to charity. The collaboration is featured in full in Wallpaper*s August issue, out now – please click here for the making-of video by Ingmar Swalue.
This weeks review is on a pair of jeans I got sent as a gift from J Brand, the J Brand Capri in Pale Rose, which I decided to review anyway because I love their coloured denim.
These jeans are made from Japanese Twill, much like their Houlihan and Agnes pants, but they are a lot thinner and lighter in weight. They are super stretchy and really clingy as you can tell from the photos, they are actually a bit too tight on me. I picked a size 27 which I normally am in the Houlihan and Agnes but these run a lot tighter than those so I would definitely recommend going with your bigger size.
These are a little bit of an awkward length on me when they are full length, I don’t have the longest of legs as you know, so if I don’t cuff them, where they hit at my calves makes my legs look quite a bit shorter so I decided that giving them a small cuff or roll was the best option. I actually think they look loads better like that anyway!
The Pale Rose wash is much like a salmon colour actually, it’s a pale pink with dusty orangey undertones to it so it is more of a salmon colour. It’s definitely the perfect shade of pink if you want something subtle though, it’s a beautiful lighter shade which matches with a lot of things. I decided to go down the route of pale colours like creams and another pale shade of pink for this outfit because I love girly colours and these are a great choice for that.
These Capri’s obviously have the classic J Brand fit when it comes to pockets, the lower rise and the super skinniness all the way down. That’s one thing I love about J Brand, they do make some great skinny jeans! I think these jeans would be really good for you if you want to jump on board the coloured denim trend but don’t want to go too bright. These are definitely not too in your face and I think they are subtle enough for everyday wear as well as comfortable enough. I just think I need a size up for a more comfortable fit. I actually find getting the right size in jeans one of the hardest things! I vary anywhere between a 26 and 28 and each jean is different because of the fabric, the washing, the process they go through etc, it’s so hard to get consistency. Buy these in size 31 at Saks and buy these in size 32 at Bloomingdales.
Here is a behind the scenes video which gives you an insight into the making of the Closed Autumn/Winter 2011 Look Book which was shot by Lina Scheynius. I really love watching behind the scenes shoots, it gives you so much knowledge and an idea of what actually goes on behind those doors. It’s fascinating. Everything comes together to make one great Look Book. What do you think of the video?
Here is a look at the new Spring/Summer 2011 styles from Divine Rights of Denim for Forever 21. The whole collection has styles which retail no more than $35.00, like normal, they have amazing prices.
You can see some of the looks above and in the gallery below. I think the shorts are the cutest, especially the pink ones, I love those! You can buy some of these styles at Forever21.com.