Vivienne Westwood, the famed UK fashion designer is now joining forces with American classic, Lee. The collection will sell under Westwood’s own label, Anglomania and will be called The Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lee Collection.
The collection itself will feature a variety of looks, including skinny jeans for men and women as well as itty-bitty shorts for women. The influence is Westwoods punky yet couture style, so the collection will also reflect that, through bondage style pants and lace details.
The price point is $128-320 and the collection will launch in Fall 2010.
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One of the latest lines out of New York, is Brooklyn Bandit Company. They’ve created a sophisticated, yet urban Spring 2010 Collection for men. The focus is combining street style and art in a jean, stemming from the brand’s New York roots. Fabrics were imported from around the world and months were spent to perfect every last detail, from fit to distressing.
The original idea for Brooklyn Bandit came from designer, Niket Pandya, who started purchasing apparel from the underground fashion movement in New York, then selling them to suburban dwellers in New York, New Jersey and the surrounding areas. After bringing awareness to the underground movement, Pandya decided to establish his own brand, which was released in April 2008.
The winter collection was released in November and can be purchased at Karmaloop.com. You can view the collection in the gallery below.
One of the most undercover nations in the world has apparently caught on to the denim trend. The Swedish department store, PUB, has released a collection of jeans from made entirely in North Korea, called NoKo Jeans.
The founders, Jakob Ohlsson, Jacob Aastroem and Tor Rauden Kaellstigen said their project stemmed from a desire to make contact with the isolated communist state. While the company was at an advantage, as Sweden holds one of the only Seven embassies in North Korea, it took nearly two years to negotiate the now 1,100 limited edition line. After many trials and tribulations, including being turned down by North Korea’s largest textile maker, the jeans, the cut, the make and trim – is all done in North Korea.
The jeans are being sold for around $220 but not only will the hefty price tag be keeping North Koreans from buying them, but also because jeans are banned in the country. Jeans are seen as a symbol of imperialism, especially United States, a particularly taboo subject. Therefore, they will be offered in black, rather than the traditional blue of denim.
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