Dutch Denim brand Tenue de Nîmes launched a special collaboration with one of Japan’s most influential denim brands: Japan Blue. The company’s founder Mr. Manabe proposed to do a special partnership with Tenue de Nîmes and Japan Blue Co Ltd. to introduce the world to one of his latest denim achievements: Côte d’Ivoire Cotton Jeans. You can read some of the press release below, but for those of you out there who love cool collaborations and Japanese denim, check it out! The jeans retail at around €200 and can be purchased online here.
Japan Blue started investigating this type of African cotton while on a journey to uncover the origin of jeans. The Japanese denim experts were looking for a type of cotton that could match the sort that was used when production of denim first took off, as far back as the 19th century. Côte d’Ivoire cotton is hand-picked, minimizing any damage in the process. Garments made with this cotton are comfortable to wear and the fabric will show a magnificent, natural color fading over time.
After a long period of searching and testing mr Manabe found the perfect match in the West-African country of Ivory Coast. But at the same time, Mr Manabe also could not help but see that the country suffered heavily from the Civil War. He felt he had to do something that would extend beyond his buying this special cotton, so he set up a collaboration between his company and Ivory Coast. Japan Blue decided it was time that the value of Côte d’Ivoire cotton was acknowledged globally and to achieve that Manabe teamed up with the Embassy of the Republic of Ivory Coast in Japan. The agreement that followed soon after their meeting outlined that Japan Blue would donate 1% of their denim sales made from Côte d’Ivoire cotton to the African country to support the local government and to take part in areas of development in the country.
Tenue de Nîmes is proud to participate in this collaboration as well, contributing to the awareness of sustainability and the co-creation of a better future for the people in Ivory Coast.
ANINE BING loves bohemia and spinning it around by giving it a rock edge. She is one that has found the balance well and consistently makes pieces that any woman would want in her closet. These new lace-up suede pants are just that.
They have taken the staple of the bohemian aesthetic and lace-ups in a skinny fit that is perfect for anyone to try out. With its versatility and edge, they are a piece that can literally be paired with anything. Especially with the festival season coming up, these are sure to help you stand out amongst the others whether you choose a classic band tee or a gauzy camisole. How many of you are excited to try these out? You can click here to purchase these from the ANINE BING website.
Many have definitely started to break the mold of what denim outerwear should be and Heidi Slimane is one that is not afraid to take that on. With the new denim cape that walked the Spring 2016 Saint Laurent collection he has taken many inspirations that can feel dated, yet this felt modern. The patchwork, of course, works well with the aged denim and the cut gives it a demure feel to make it feel classic.
This is a piece that I can definitely see making an appearance at the festivals. Whether it be on his muses Kate Moss and Courtney Love or just a streetstyle shot, this is one piece that will keep you ahead of the banal fashion that is often seen. What are your thoughts on this piece? Click here to buy this denim cape from LUISAVIAROMA.
Rag & Bone has taken a big step that most brands have avoided and that is choosing washes that are part of both the men’s and women’s lines. They have seen the androgyny in them and decided to rework them to suit both. There is their popular Aoyama wash that they distressed for their forever cool Miramar jeans and then other popular ones, like the Rock with Holes and White with Holes. These are all washes that have all been reworked to suit a man’s form.
This was something that I could not be more elated to see when going on the Rag & Bone website. I have been someone that has gravitated towards women’s jeans in not only for the fit, but also the washes. There is more sense of life to them lately, yet they still hold a sense of classicism which is why I think this idea of providing them for both works. How many of you are excited to see that some of their women’s washes have carried over to men’s? Click here to buy these styles from East Dane and the Rag & Bone website.