Designer Jean Interviews
There is another brand on the denim scene to watch, S.O.S. Jeans by Orza Studio. They are a denim brand with more than 30 years of experience in the jeans field and are a vintage company with their jeans 100% made in Italy. The company founder, Mr. Pasquale Orza, grew up in the area of Hertfordshire, England, starting the company in London’s King’s Road, Chelsea. In 1978, following the success of the Lycra corset jeans, Pasquale Orza launched the first stretch denim jeans in the world with denim developed with Kaihara denim Japan. I was lucky enough to get the chance to chat to Mr. Orza about his brand and find out more! Check it out!
DB: Hi! Thank you for doing this interview with us, so tell us a bit more about your brand!
It’s my pleasure, in a nutshell I make S.O.S Jeans to help women face the days with confidence and style. We try to achieve this with feminine silhouettes and innovative cloth finishes and washing techniques. The brand stands for quality, style and innovation.
DB: When and why did you decide to start SOS Jeans by Orza Studio?
In 1978 I started working with Peter Golding consulting and launching other brands into the UK fashion market with great success. I realised there was a gap in the market for my vision of a real woman’s jeans label. So I took the opportunity to show the world what I thought women wanted.
Poetic Justice is a new denim brand which launched last month. They are made to flatter and accentuate a woman’s curves as well as having a great fit and cool washes. They come in skinny, cropped, boyfriend and boot cut, so there is something for everyone! Poetic Justice jeans are designed and tailor made in Los Angeles, California and each style from the brand goes through countless hours of fitting to ensure that they fit like a glove, while retaining their shape (and accentuating yours). The brand states that there are no other jeans on the market that fit women quite like Poetic Justice and they welcome you to put them to the test! One of the best things to point out is that their jeans start at $58! I caught up with them for a little interview, you can read it below.
DB: What inspired you to start your brand?
Poetic Justice was inspired by friends and family who had issues with finding jeans that fit great without compromising the obvious gaping issue in the back. I felt that that there was a need for denim that fits well ,embodied comfort, style, and most of all… fit girls that have a shape.
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.