Designer Jean Interviews
We caught up with Nick Kodenko of Kodenko Jeans to find out more about him, his background and of course his denim brand! Carry on reading to learn more about Kodenko.
DB: Hi Nick! Thank you for doing this interview with us, so tell us a bit more about your brand!
Hi Lorna and the Denim Blog team! First of all thank you for having me, it’s a huge honor.
My brand is a men’s and women’s denim line that is in the contemporary premium denim market. We range from indigo denim, colored twill all the way to leather coated jeans. We import all of our fabric from Italy and manufacture everything here in California. My company follows the F rule: Fit, Fabric, Finish and Fashion-Forward.
We recently shared with you a post on Raleigh, introducing you to the brand and also doing a small interview with them to find out what the company is about. We caught up with Raleigh again to find out what’s new for their Spring/Summer 2014 collection and also how they feel after becoming members of the CFDA! You can read the interview below and see a sneak preview of some of the brand new styles for men and women. I’m loving those boyfriend moto jeans above!
DB: We last spoke to you in May, congratulations on being accepted into CFDA! How does it feel?
Raleigh: It feels amazing! We are thrilled about becoming members of the CFDA. The CFDA’s mission is more important than ever, and we are grateful for the opportunity to be more involved in the community it supports.
DB: So, what is your SS14 collection about?
Raleigh: It’s about ease and transition. This season we thought a lot about what’s essential, but not basic. What’s the jean we want to put on in the morning to carry us through everything the day has in store, but isn’t necessarily the dark core jean we’ve been breaking for the past season. It’s bold, but nonchalant, and a little relaxed.
Rich & Skinny is a brand that every girl can relate to… aka we all want to be Rich and Skinny (well, almost). The mastermind behind Seven for All Mankind and later Citizens of Humanity, launched Rich & Skinny in 2006, giving women a jean that mixes flattering fabrics with a great elasticity for comfort.
As you may have already heard, Rebecca Minkoff recently expanded her company and ventured into a denim line! Her jeans have already been seen on popular fashion bloggers and I can definitely see them being a hit with the celebrities! I caught up with Rebecca to find out more about her new venture into denim and see what she had to say! You can read the interview below and you can see some of the new styles in the gallery as well! Have any of you tried Rebecca Minkoff denim yet? I will also be posting her look book later today! You can also buy the jeans online here.
DB: Hi Rebecca, thank you for doing this interview with us. What made you want to start doing denim?
I love denim and I wanted to give my customer another casual staple to add to her wardrobe. It was important to me that the jeans be a premium quality, but also a great price for my customer. Our price range for the denim and t-shirts is $48 – $128.
DB: I’ve personally been a fan of your bags for a while, did you make sure your jeans would suit the style of your bags or have you kept them separate?
I didn’t design the denim line with the bags in mind, necessarily, but I’d like to think that you can definitely wear the two together! One of my favorite pairs right now is the Mercer boyfriend with our new Logan backpack.