I’ve been noticing a lot of denim brands branching into Japanese denim. This particular area has been growing in popularity over the past couple of years even though a good few luxury brands have been using Japanese denim for years. Now that Japanese denim has been becoming more widespread, I decided to take a look and see what the fuss is about so my plan is to take 3 jeans from 3 different brands, operating at 3 different price ranges and compare and contrast the three to see if we can get to the root of this latest fascination with Japanese selvedge denim.
When I first found out about this little partnership, I was more than excited! Wildfox and Siwy are two of my favourite brands and I just knew that the denim was going to be amazing! Michelle Siwy, founder and designer of Siwy, has joined up with Wildfox full time to create a diverse range of women’s jeans for the brand! This was actually first made public during its debut at the Wildfox Fall 2013 presentation during New York Fashion Week, followed by the Project and Coterie trade shows in Las Vegas.
Denims Originals is a footwear brand, founded in 2012, that focuses on people that are passionate about denim. They make their shoes completely out of denim! I have included 3 of their look book shots (which they went to Verona in Italy to shoot with a vesper) and I have also included some info from the brands press release. Take a look below and you can shop their shoes online.
Denims Originals is a brand with a new name, a new progressive philosophy, that will make a mark on the streets. The name is chosen to illustrate the love for denim, and our original vision. We will always stay close to the core of the brand: denim.
Denims Originals represents the very best in premium denim style. Every shoe we make remains true to our original vision and love for denim. Tradition, quality, passion, craftsmanship and attention to detail all come together and make a piece of footwear into a Denims.
Denims are produced in Portugal by skilled craftsmen, trained in the craft of tradition. Portugal has built a remarkable history upon its footwear craftsmanship. The craftsmen at our factory have produced footwear for decades. Their experience and knowledge enable them to create shoes with a solid construction that mold perfectly to the foot. The denim fabrics we use, are from Italy. We care for quality, attention to detail and good materials.
The ‘Original’ is the perfect summer shoe. A stylish denim shoe with a great personality. Crafted from a wide range of quality materials, finished with a rugged vulcanized sole. Together with the distinctive denim, make this shoe one to remember. The unique aspect of this shoe was achieved by a special treatment. Experience has shown that this treatment does not guarantee regular color effect, making each shoe unique. It is therefore normal that the shoes themselves are not 100% identical.
Cult of Individuality decided to tell theit story in a different way with their new ETHOS approach. Instead of casting the usual model, the brand chose individuals from the streets of Los Angeles. Ones that stand out and live by their own mantras just like Cult of Individuality themselves.
To coincide with the new change, Cult of Individuality has launched a movement that anyone can participate in. With the help of social media, you guys can share images of your own personal style on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest by using the hashtag “#1CULT” to be part of the “CULT.” With your entry you are also given the chance to be in Cult of Individuality’s monthly giveaway. So how many of you are excited to join the Cult?