We almost always see Jordana out in AG, she really loves the brand! I am surprised that we haven’t seen her in a piece from the Alexa Chung for AG collaboration yet. I could see her wearing the Kety skirt or the Brianna jeans.
The gorgeous Kate Moss and her husband Jamie Hince arrived at Mr Chow’s restaurant in London, England a couple of days ago.
Kate wore her Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny Jeans in Axel with a sequined tuxedo blazer, a waistcoat and some black ankle boots. I think all black looks can look fantastic when different textures and fabrics are used, like here! Plus I absolutely adore the Axel wash! Buy Citizens of Humanity online at Shopbop.com.
Images courtesy of Pacificcoastnews.com.
For this week I wanted to take on the idea of incorporating summer pieces into the winter with layering. This R13 Double Denim Jacket in Cement Black is the perfect piece to do just that. It takes the Rhode Erin dress into a territory that it is not usually associated with.
As the dress is still on the lighter side, I played with layers some more by adding this hoodie by R13. With the help of the slightly oversized cut and slits on the side, the piece doesn’t hinder from the ethereal flow of the dress. Then to keep the slight ’90s vibe going on, I chose a pair of boots by Rag & Bone to add some winter weight to the look and a textured bucket bag by Rachael Ruddick to add some contrast. How many of you are incorporating some of your summer pieces for the winter?
One of the UK’s leading department stores, Selfridges, which is known for having one of the best denim departments, has commissioned MasterCraft Union to launch an installation in their Oxford Street Store in London. The installation features paper sculptures that represent some of the artisan techniques used in the manufacturing process. I think the jeans they have used are so cool, I love the dip dye effect! You can see how it looks in the gallery below as well as some of their new jeans. For those of you not familiar with MasterCraft Union, you can read more about it below.
MasterCraft Union is the meeting of great artisanal textile experts. MCU’s denim is hand-woven in a family-run mill in Okayama, the sewing and washing are carried out high in the mountains of Shimane, where hot spring water and volcanic pumice are used to create the finest denim through a mixture of time honoured techniques and experimental processes. Wash technicians are trained over many years and process each jean by hand, leaving to air dry before reworking over and over again.
While using traditional processes in the manufacture of their jeans, MCU’s concept and aesthetic reflects a more modernist approach. From being the first fully factored Japanese denim collection to utilise stretch denim into some of its handcrafted jeans due to the brand’s slimmer, more contemporary fits, to the use of bonded matte black seam-seal tape to replace the traditional leather patch, MCU is the embodiment of refined expertise.
Japanese ‘Washi’ paper is made by hand in the traditional manner using no chemicals. It involves a long and intricate process which is often undertaken in the cold weather of winter, as pure, cold running water is essential to its production. Stronger and more superior than ordinary paper, the paper has been used in Japan for centuries in many traditional arts such as Origami, as well as in various everyday goods.
MasterCraft Union has exclusively pioneered the use of traditionally milled Japanese ‘Washi’ paper with the weave of its handcrafted denim. It gives the wearer all of the benefits of loom-woven 13.5oz Japanese denim, but with an added durability and a lighter weight feel for increased comfort and breathability. Adding paper into the weaving process also allows the denim to retain its 3D shape and has a shorter wear-in time than standard jeans.