We managed to get an interview with the lovely Danny Guez, the founded and designer of the wonderful brand Dylan George. He talks to us about how he got started, his inspiration behind his designs, his latest collection and much more! Carry on reading to find out about the brand. Thank you Danny for doing this interview for us.
DB: How did you come up with the name Dylan George?
I named the brand after my son.
DB: What inspired you to start the brand?
I was inspired to start my company based on my passion and love for denim.
DB: What makes denim so important to you?
My uncle & father have been in the denim business since I was young so I was always exposed to this environment. My genuine interest in denim has always been second nature to me.
DB: So you have loved denim since you were very young?
Yes, it is in my genes… literally!
DB: Tell us more about yourself and your history working in the denim industry.
Yes, straight out of high school I started working in the industry right away. At the age of 23 was when I knew that I wanted to branch out and do my own thing and began focusing on doing private label.
DB: What has been your favorite cut you have designed for women?
My favorite cut that we have done at Dylan George would have to be the Eva Cargo. It is a mid rise, sexy power stretch, skinny twill pant that I feel is very cutting edge and breaks away from all of the typical denim trends. The Eva has a lot of detail stitching, cool pockets and beautiful fabric that I had imported from Spain, but made in the U.S.A.
DB: What about your favorite wash?
My favorite wash that is currently on the line would have to be the Pale Rider. Once again, it is a beautiful fabric and the original color is washed down to a beautiful shade of light grey with high’s and low’s.
DB: What is your inspiration behind your cuts and washes?
Like most designers there are so many people, places and things from which I draw inspiration from. It would be misleading to give a specific answer since we have a plethora of aesthetically beautiful things to be inspired from in life in general.
DB: The Lucy jean in Czar has been so popular! It was worn by so many celebs last season and it’s such a beautiful jean. Did you expect it to do so well?
No, I had no idea that people were going to receive this style so well and it is such a great feeling when people love and believe in your product.
DB: It’s actually my favorite jean I own based on how much I have worn it and how comfy it is, it’s a great jean!
DB: Have you got a favorite memory/experience since Dylan George was founded?
Deciding to create my own brand was a big deal for me. It meant that I would be risking a lot to take a chance on something I believed in. The whole experience in itself will be one of my favorite memories.
DB: Who is your favorite celeb in your jeans?
Eve, Kate Beckinsale, Christina Aguilera, Vanessa Hudgens and the list goes on. I am ecstatic that these celebrities feel good wearing the brand and I think that that every single one of them look great in their Dylan George jeans.
DB: Tell us more about your new styles for this coming season.
We will be doing different fabrications from denim to non-denim product. We are doing a lot of power stretch even in our corduroy, velveteen and twill fabrics. We will be doing variations on our popular ponte pant from lengths, zipper detail, trim, applications and colors.
DB: The cargo pants are huge right now, what makes yours different to the others out there?
Our cargo is made with power stretch fabric, has a clean look and a really great fit. Other brands that have done their own interpretation of the cargo will be blown out of the water with our fit and high quality fabric.
DB: What has been the most popular Dylan George jean overall?
It is pretty evident that the Lucy Czar has been our most popular style to date. This jean picked up so much momentum that it took on a life of its own and has been seen and talked about everywhere.
DB: What is the best feature of a Dylan George jean? Fit, cut, washes etc.
Dylan George is devoted to creating quality product and I am proud to say that the fabrics we use here are second to none. Our power stretch has a 30% elasticity that ensures the ability to shape around any body. We want consumers to feel comfortable and happy wearing their DG jeans.
DB: How many jeans do you own personally?
2, I bet you thought I was going to say some ridiculously large quantity.
DB: Haha, I was!
DB: What are your denim predictions for next season?
Hopefully denim will pick up again tremendously but I think that it will be a 50/50 in the next season consisting of true denim and the other half being derivatives and alternative fabrics.
DB: Lastly, is there anything else you would like to add that hasn’t been asked?
If you have never tried on a pair of Dylan George jeans then you should!
DenimBlog welcomes Ruth as the new forum manager/community director. Ruth has been a great asset and help to the forum for quite some time now, working as a moderator of the 7 For All Mankind section and helping other members out. She was born in Belgium and has been living in Barcelona (Spain) for the past 5 years. Ruth originally got into designer denim in 2005 when she discovered Honestforum after buying a pair of fakes, much like a lot of us out there! Her denim collection hasn’t stopped growing ever since that day she joined. She’s a real 7 For All Mankind junkie but a lot of other brands are feeding her denim addiction as well.
Ruth took on this challenge because of her passionate love for denim and because she strongly believes that together we can make this community grow. In the coming weeks Honestofurm will undergo some refreshing changes and exciting new improvements, but obviously this will take some time so bear with us and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the community.
Ruth is really looking forward to working together with all of you and making the DenimBlog Community the place to be for people with a passion for denim. So everyone, welcome Ruth to our community! We are confident she will do a good job!
Do you want to WIN a FREE pair of J Brand 901 Denim Leggings? J Brand are giving one lucky DenimBlog reader the chance to own a pair of their jeggings. So many celebs are a fan of these and they are wonderful! So stretchy and great fitting and they come in so many different washes!
All you have to do to enter this contest is leave a comment on this blog post letting us know why you should win! It’s as simple as that. You need to make sure you put a valid email address and name in the email and name boxes so we can contact you if you win.
The contest is open for 2 weeks and will close on the 17th May. The winner will be selected by J Brand once the contest is over. Good luck to everyone who enters and a huge thank you to J Brand for holding this contest with us!
I never expected to fall completely in love with these J Brand Houlihan Cargo Pants in Vintage Olive! I just got them last week and I have worn them lots already. I had never been a fan of cargo pants since I didn’t really class them as feminine but after seeing these pants on lots of celebs it really changed my mind. I haven’t seen them look bad on anyone yet and so many celebrities are a fan of them! They have really taken the fashion world by storm.
These Houlihan cargo pants are made of Japanese Twill so they are super soft! I had no idea they would be so stretchy and soft against the skin though, I assumed they would be quite rigid and more stiff since they were a cargo pant but I was completely wrong! They are the most comfiest pants I have ever tried and they are extremely stretchy, I love that about them. The fit is also perfect, it’s so feminine and pretty, they are really slim down the legs and even though they only have flaps for the back pockets they are suprisingly flattering on the butt.
I love the way they have long ankle zips just like a skinny jean, it’s nice they still keep that element as it’s unusual on a cargo pant. The leg pocket placement is also perfect, I love the positioning of them, they are just in the right place to keep your legs looking slim. they also have moto style stitching on the knees as you can see and I think that makes them look really good. The colour as well is so pretty, it’s like a dusty khaki green and it matches almost everything. These pants come in 5 other colours as well as this Vintage Olive shade. I really want to buy them in grey and black! I can see myself living in these Houlihan pants for a while. I find they beat my motto of not being feminine because they are super skinny and they look really really good with heels.
So I’m really loving J Brand’s take on the cargo pants and I honestly can’t wait to try more! The cargo pants seem to be a huge trend right now and I really like it! These are just too beautiful to pass up and if you don’t think they will be very flattering or comfy then you are very mistaken, they are gorgeous!
I absolutely, 100%, recommend these J Brand Houlihan Cargo Pants! They are the most softest pants I have ever tried and they are so comfy because of how stretchy they are. They are also incredibly flattering and feminine if you pair them with heels or wedges and a pretty top. You definitely wont be disappointed buying these! Buy these cargo pants at Boutique to You.
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