From Josh Spear:
Leave it to the Dutch to do something completely different. Denim manufacture Glue Jeans does just what their company name implies: instead of stitching the denim together, they’ve glued it with a super holding glue. What seems like a cleaver gimmick actually looks really cool. Raw denim next to the heavy lines of red glue gives it a sharp look. It’s different enough to turn heads, but subtle enough to leave people wondering. Glue Jeans has tested their product’s durability for the past two years.
Glue Jeans are definitely original… but they are also U-G-L-Y!
So it’s been seen on just about everyone from our girls Katie and SJP to Drew Barrymore and even Penelope Cruz too. Closed Denim, founded in Italy and originally created for Postal workers in Germany, might be the next big indie line out there with most every staple jean style you’d care to wear, as well some fun and unexpected items too.
What really sets Closed apart however, is not just its vintage framework or its feel-good working class origins. At least, that’s not what did it for me. While all of that marketing genuis is more than fantastic (and you all know how I love a great ad campaign to get a company on a roll!), what I appreciate even more is actual and genuine design autonomy, exquisite fabrics and true attention to detail. And, lucky for Closed, they’ve nailed it on all accounts in my book.
Calling themselves a “total look” of “sophisticated casualwear”…”a constant dialogue between functionality and innovation,” the Closed brand not only offers denim for women and men, but also some adorable childrens wear, and shoes and accessories too.
Here are some of my favorite denim looks:
So, if you are still not a fan, I encourage you to go and check out the rest of their 2009 Collection at Closed.com, because this is certainly not all they’ve got. Their range of washes, their color palette and their fabric choices are kind of unreal…I mean, start thinking Jil Sander lights (Creative Director for Closed is currently former Jil Sander Designer Sophie Lewis btw…) to DVF brights…dresses, belts, chinos, gladiator sandals, even silk tops…Whatever your passion, they’re doing it nicely over there…
Also, be sure check out our fave Yoox.com for some great buys from the 2008 collection too!
This campaign for ICHI jeans is damn funny in a strange way.
The print ads take the campaign’s slogan “be the babe” literally by having one hot babe in Ichi jeans pose among chicken. Well, girls with a chicken head… Which is not that flattering for the Ichi wearing girl, but funny nonetheless.
Other scenarios include being the babe among a group of monkey-headed girls, cow-headed girls and other animals/girls.
The ads were created by “& Co” ad agency from Denmark. Yep, these are the same guys who gave us the hot partially nude girls dressing and acting like guys in the JBS mens underwear ads. Refresh your memory.
Article via: andco.dk
It feels like every label wants us in jeans this spring. First it was Lanvin for Acne, then Hollywood’s Audrina and LiLo posse, and now Donna Karan is launching her denim collection. Set to hit stores in late February and priced at $395 to $595 a pair, these jeans may actually stand out in your closet (and not just because of the hefty price tag). Jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris designed the gold buttons, while the inside pocket features one of Donna’s inspirational sayings like “Embrace life’s every curve with imagination.” So everytime you slip them on or off, you get a little warm and fuzzy. Not a bad way to get undressed. Also, there’s no side seam in these pants, so they don’t cut your leg awkwardly, which means it makes your legs look taller. And for shorties, just the thought of insta-height is inspiring.