In honor of earth Day, True Religion has released their new (D)Hydrate Denim line. These new styles are greener with a new innovative fabric treatment that uses less water, waste and energy in order to protect our natural resources without compromising high quality details that the label is known for.
Both for men and women, the new line features washes of rich blues from light to dark with a soft hand feel and high stretch with no puckering. Keeping to the minimal aesthetic that they have been gearing towards the past couple of years, these new styles feature the phantom pocket stitching. The signature is sewn underneath the jeans to give a subtle imprint even as the denim wears down. This leading their ethos of their jeans being more about just looks, but also the journey that they will go through.
You can expect to see a boyfriend and super skinny fit for women and a skinny and a slim fit for men come Earth Day on the True Religion site.
Just in time for the new season, Stella McCartney has new styles that give a fresh breath to the accessories department. For Spring, she has given her signature Falabellas an updated feel that only she can pull off by embroidering flowers on the denim. You can see that the light washed denim has been embroidered with poppies or dandelions, which add to the quirk of what the label is known for.
There is life to these that hasn’t been done before when it comes to denim accessories. I find the pieces to be fun and really help bring out the joy in fashion that can constantly feel severe. How many of you are fans of these bags? You can click here to purchase them now from the Stella McCartney website.
We have all seen the come back of the Levi’s Wedgie jean, but they have taken it one step further and created the Wedgie short which is perfect for Summer! Vintage Levi’s cut-offs are a festival staple and being that the wedgie style is vintage inspired, makes it a perfect item to grab for Coachella.
These shorts, much like the jeans, fit snug through the hips and feature a high rise with a comfortable leg opening. I can definitely see numerous celebs and fashion bloggers loving these when we get the Coachella photos as well as rocking them on the beach. They retail for only $58 and you can buy them online in 4 different washes (which you can see here) at the Levi.com website.
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.