We caught up with the co-designer and co-founder of Bleulab denim, Carl Jones, to ask some interesting questions about how Bleulab jeans work as reversible jeans and what’s up next for the brand. The concept of the brand fascinated me and I was very excited to receive a pair in the mail last week. I will be reviewing them next week for you but I’m not going to give anything away yet! Carry on reading to find out more about the brand. You can buy Bleulab jeans at Singer22.com.
DB: So how did you come up with the name Bleulab?
CJ: While traveling, I discovered an unusual piece of fabric that had a double face. This inspired me to experiment with different washes to see how each side reacted, hence the name Bleulab, Bleu as in denim and Lab as in experimental.
DB: Why did you decide to create a denim brand?
CJ: Denim and other types of bottoms is what I do. It was a very natural thought process to imagine that I could create a reversible collection from the piece of fabric I had discovered.
DB: So tell us more about Bleulab for our readers who are not familiar about the jeans.
CJ: Bleulab product is much more and has more personality than a basic pair of jeans. In addition to being completely reversible, with contrasting sides, the collection also presenst a constant metamorphosis of color, washes, prints and other interesting surfaces and textures.
DB: Why did you decide to create a reversible jean?
CJ: Why not?
DB: Was it as complicated as it sounds?
CJ: It was a year or so of constant testing, washing, fitting, hardware development, sewing development, and production development. It was a very challenging experience.
DB: How does each wash, on the inside and outside, complement each other?
CJ: I would not describe it as complimentary, but rather a display of juxtaposition.
DB: What is your best seller so far?
CJ: The basic legging in blue/black and grey/black. They are fantastic go to wardrobe elements and so comfortable for travel.
DB: Do you have a favourite jean you have designed?
CJ: I have a host of favorites, but what I love is the challenge from season to season to develop new ways to wash, print and color my fabrics.
DB: Tell us more about your history with denim.
CJ: I have been a bottoms developer and manufacturer since 1990.
DB: What new surprises can we expect from Bleulab?
CL: We have developed a new technology called laser etching. It is done with a laser machine that uploads artwork and etches it onto the jeans.
I love that Bleulab has ventured into color with their waxing. We usually only see the black or gray tones, but they have come out with some waxed blues and purples that are really great. You can click here to purchase BleuLab jeans at Singer22.
This is a guest post from Singer22.com.
Singer22 recently interviewed the founder of Bleulab denim, the classic reversible jeans! They chatted to him about creating the brand, how the washes are designed etc. You can see the full interview above in the video. You can shop Bleulab denim at Singer22.com by clicking here. They are very affordable for buying 2 pairs of jeans in one!
Giuliana Rancic took a quick break from taping E! News to take a quick pic. She wore a pair of BleuLab Detour Leggings in Bleu Lead. Giuliana looks happy here. Maybe it was Ryan Seacrest’s day off. I noticed that she tends to only wear heels when he is not taping.
I actually think this is a great look on Giuliana. I like the play on the color blue and the different textures. I just wish she would do a different pose. I think it is not doing her outfit justice. Have any of you readers tried out BleuLab yet? You can click here to purchase these jeans at Singer22 for $207.