I think denim jewellery is going to be the next big thing! K.B LuSH is a brand that I have fallen in love with! They make their denim jewellery with ribbon, zips, beads and so many other things that they can find. Each piece is unique and so cute! They also make necklaces, rings, bracelets, headbands and men’s jewellery. I have some of their items and I genuinely do love them, they are so beautiful and so much time has been spent on creating each individual piece! I caught up with them to get a little interview about their brand. You can check out some of the photos in the gallery below and you can visit their website by clicking here. Also, you can go to their launch party on September 9th, 2010 @10:30pm at the CV lounge at the Rivington Hotel if you live in the NYC area! I want to go! It sounds like it will be a lot of fun!
DB: What inspired you to start making denim jewellery?
DB: Do you use old cut off bits of denim or do you specifically cut jeans up?
All of our products are cut from recycled denim. We never considered ourselves a “green” company but we are proud to create something new from recycled products. We use recycled denim to create amazing accessories and we end up with a great pair of denim shorts to “embeLLush” and sell at a low cost…and it all ends up to be one of a kind pieces! We do dive right into cutting up a pair of jeans to create the cuffs, and we’ll usually wind up with scraps that we’ll incorporate into our designs or other products like our “NeckLuSHes”.
DB: How do you come up with the designs?
Unlike most artists and designers who create designs through inspiration and something they already picture in their mind…we kind of just go with the flow and work on a blank slate. We are best friends so we get together, lock ourselves in our studio, throw our itunes on shuffle and spend hours crafting and designing our products and business. It’s incredibly fun for us. After we create a unique piece or something that we love we use that piece as inspiration to create an entire new line.
DB: Which is your favourite piece and why?
My (Stephanie) favorite piece is definitely the butterfly bracelet which Lorna was actually able to name for us! Our names definitely have an influence to which bracelets we favor, but in this case, the butterfly bracelet was just so out there, wild and daring. I love bright colors and sparkles and girly things that remind me of my childhood, so maybe that is why I have such an attachment to that playful piece.
My (Kim) favorite piece is probably the “Haute Air Balloon” Chic-y Bastard. Just because as Steph said – I’m so in love with the name! But I really really love all of the Basic Bitches because they are just so easy to wear and look great by themselves and really amazing worked in with some other bracelets.
DB: How did you come up with the name K.B LuSH?
KB.LuSH was actually derived from a hopeful business name that we created about 5 years ago called “oK.B.LuSHious” We try to incorporate hidden messages and little easter eggs into everything we do, so we definitely capitalize the KB and SH in our name to represent our initials, but we are also telling people to “K, Be Lush” Also, we absolutely love the definition of the word “lush” (Luxurious; opulent – Extremely pleasing to the senses). We think it’s a beautiful word and it can also mean growing abundantly – which is exactly what we want our business to do! It was just this trifecta of reasons and we knew it was destined to be our name!
DB: Tell us more about your background and your brand!
We’ve best friends since the 2nd grade. We’ve always been into fashion, accessories and trends and we love the same things. We both have over 5 years of fashion experience in buying, visual merchandising, sales and production so we feel that we are both very well rounded and experienced enough to handle our own brand. Our brand is very original, creative and new and we hope that people will love it. Our brand is FOR EVERYONE but everyone can have their own unique piece, and this is something we value and stand behind! We use so many different styles to cater to everyone, and because we have a hard time letting go of things, we find new ways to wear them. Hence…old jeans we know we’ll never wear again but we cant get rid of them! Or for the guys who can’t get rid of their micro machine cars from the 80′s, or regret getting rid of their toys, we know we have vintage micro machine necklaces for men and women. We want people to feel a connection with our pieces, and at the same time, be lush!
Comedian Tommy Miles recently launched a new line of curvy fit jeans. He’s created a line of jeans aimed for a curvier fit called Big Luv Denim.
His jeans will provide a fashionable and flattering fit in plus sizes. The brand’s aim is to be “A unique, lifestyle brand, celebrating the fashion conscious full figured woman. We believe that fashion is for everyone… and there is no exception for the curvaceous ladies who are Full-Figured, Fabulous and Fine!”
The collection celebrated their launch on August 28th but the line will be available in Spring of 2011. The Fashion Show debuted in the Islander Ballroom at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the meantime, you can visit their website at Bigluvdenim.com or become their fan on Facebook.
Images courtesy of Wenn.com
There is a new denim brand on the scene! Artisan De Luxe! Stars like Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Katie Holmes, Jessica Biel and Rachel Bilson are just a few celebs that are fans of the brand.
The premium denim brand is the latest venture of renowned designer Philippe Naouri and business mogul Jay Furrow. Together the two have over 30 years of experience in the apparel industry. Known as the “Vintage King” and “Denim Genius” Philippe Naouri launched Antik denim, and consulted at Diesel, G-Star, Levis, American Eagle, Restoration Hardware, Affliction, and Replay. Jay Furrow, currently Chairman and CEO of Artisan de Luxe, oversaw the tremendous growth of JOE’s Jeans and has managed the development of numerous private and public branded consumer product companies. This looks like a very exciting brand indeed!
The core of Artisan de Luxe is premium denim for men and women, complemented with knit and woven shirts, dresses, outerwear, fine jewelry and accessories. Leather embellishments, studded details, patchwork, wax treatments, and handcrafted stitching contribute to the innovative and rare look of this collection. The line is super cool & very vintage-inspired.
The list of collaborations this year has been endless and MiH has added another one to the list. They will be joining forces with Liberty to come out with a few limited edition pairs to their Autumn/Winter 2010 line. Drawing from the key decade of both brands, you can expect to see prints and fits from the 70s in what they are calling the “Flower Power” collaboration. They didn’t just stick to the jeans with the inspiration. They also grabbed details, like the stars from Liberty’s old shopping bag and logo, and incorporated them into the tags for this collaboration. Isn’t that a great idea?
I think the detail of the “Dakota” jeans above is very unique. But right on trend with the printed denim trend. They got a feather print designed by Liberty in the 60s and used the new technique of laser fading to put the detail on the jeans. I can see someone like Fergie or maybe Dakota Fanning wearing these. They also have these jeans that are very on trend for the Fall, a pair of purple velvet flares. Why not combine two of the biggest trends for Fall? Velvet and Flares. Plus it’s the Marrkesh fit, so you know they are flattering. They have to be the most flattering fit that I have ever seen on a woman. Great News! They will be available this week. So how many of you readers are willing to make a statement this fall with these jeans?