4 Stroke’s launch of the Fall ‘09 line will amaze the fashion world beginning this trade show season. The provocative line, titled Invision/Invasion, shows the scope of the label under the design direction of Nathaniel Freeman. The second offering is an impressive take on the photography of Josef Koudelka’s book, Invasion 68: Prague.
Freeman fuses the spirit of the resistance of Czech protesters towards the Russian invasion of Prague into the design of 4 Stroke’s New York City appeal. The result proved to be successful as Fall ‘09 is set to birth a new direction in denim. The collection introduces the “work-wear trouser for men and women; keeping washes smokey and dirty on blacktopped green selvage denim, 100% pima cotton with black fill and white with black fill denim,” says Freeman. “Also, color is a big focus with garment dyed denim deep purple, and bright raspberry. “
Striving to elevate the line into the couture realm, the label produced full a denim collection, rather than traditional bottoms. The men’s collection consists of a men’s denim shirt and trench with hard military inspired lines, while the women’s will offer a pillow case dress and reversible denim cloak.
4 Stroke is a designer denim label with its original roots in New York. The line mirrors the city’s unique lifestyle, edge and boldness to seasonally create a captivating collection. The label takes inspiration from iconic moments in history which result in incomparable designs in denim. 4 Stroke is owned by Aalfs Manufacturing – A 100 year old denim manufacturer based in Sioux City, IA and Dallas, TX. The family owned company has been making jeans for Gap, Polo, etc. and 4 Stroke is their first company-branded venture into the premium denim sector. Aalfs has laundries in Mexico which treat and recycle the water to remove impurities and irrigates a portion to the Mexican land.
Miley Cyrus was spotted 2 more times in her 4 Stroke denim shorts. She was on her way to Katsuya with he big sister Brandi and also on her way home after a video shoot. I love her style, I think she’s really fashionable at such a young age. Apparently Katsuya is one of Miley and Brandi’s favourite restaurants. Her shorts look super cute with her cowboy boots, looks like she likes going back to her roots of Tennessee in her fashion. Who else out there is a Miley fan?
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Kings of Leon were spotted at LAX airport, about to depart for England. Caleb, Jared, Nathan and Matthew will be playing at the Reading Festival on Friday and then onto the Leeds Festival for Sunday. A couple of the guys are wearing Dior Homme Jeans. What do you think of Kings of Leon’s style? More importantly do you love their music?
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