A while back I did a post on the new brand Denim Junkie. Their jeans have been available to buy for a little while and they wanted to share with us their best sellers so far from their Spring/Summer collection. I think their jeans and shorts are really cute! I have another post coming up soon for Denim Junkie showcasing their brand new collection for Fall/Winter. Do you own any of their jeans yet?
The Denim Junkie website has been redone and they have implemented something new that might appeal to you! A custom, hand-painted denim gallery! Click here to go to the website. When you are there, you click on ‘Custom Shop’ to view and get the specifics. These are all one-of-a-kind, hand-painted denim that are now available for purchase. These designs are only available from the online site at the moment. You can choose from one of the already-existing designs OR you can customize your own. The prices of these jeans will vary depending on the design and will range from $400-$2,000. When a design is gone, it’s gone – it will not be remade or replicated.
They say inspiration comes from the oddest places. One of the most unusual inspirations for the line, Denim Junkie, comes from slasher and horror movies. Laura Sfez and her brother Emmanuel Sfez turned to Japanese horror movies and classic American slasher films for their inspiration in the line’s Spring 2010 collection.
Laura is designing the women’s denim and Emmanuel is designing the men’s line as well as the monster- and movie-themed graphics that will be splashed all over T Shirts and hoodies. Woven shirts round out the Denim Junkie collection for Spring.
“The name of the brand reflects that we are denim and pop-culture junkies,” Laura said. But they are also denim veterans who learned the ins and outs of denim production through the family business in Culver City, Calif. The pair saw a gap in denim with premium touches at a lower price point.
The jeans will be body conscious, feature many different washes and styles, including skinny jeans and itty-bitty shorts. The Women’s collection will sell wholesale, starting at $42 and the men’s for $38. The collection will be sold in stores such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdales.
The horror movie theme will continue throughout future seasons, Fall 2010 will feature a denim jacket and Letterman style jackets with zombie references. Including a Letterman’s jacket which reads “Zombieville High School.” The jeans will also feature painted vampires and werewolves.
Article and images from apparelnews.net
There is a brand new denim brand on the market right now called Denim Junkie. It is just launching so DenimBlog got the chance to interview the brand to find out more about it. They design shirts, sweaters and T-Shirts as well as hot jeans and shorts. Continue reading for the interview and images of their collection.
DB: So your brand is fresh and new and I love it, why did you decide to create Denim Junkie?
I feel the market has been saturated with overpriced premium denim and there was a calling for a fun, gruesome, reasonably priced and still, PREMIUM denim line. Ultimately, being different and fashion forward shouldn’t be so pricey in my opinion.
DB: What inspired you the most when creating your brand?
Pop culture. I definitely think of myself as a total pop culture junkie. henceforth the name denim junkie, which be warned, i am that as well. Though by no means does this make me a snob.
DB: Do you have a favourite cut you have designed?
Yes, the darker washes of the men’s straight leg are so classic and the blue is vibrant.
DB: How many pairs of jeans do you own?
I own a warehouse full of them, I’ll have the guys count em up. It’s a little pathetic really. But what is passion sans abundance?
DB: What is your collection about?
It’s about my devotion to rock and roll meets rock and roll films and the art involved and forgotten with time. Take album artwork
alone for instance, the art is simply classic to me now, masterpieces. I think the collection is very much about the colors and themes throughout album and old movie poster artwork.
DB: Are there any new trends coming out next season that we should be keeping an eye out for?
Well absolutely! But I’m not a boy who likes to share my secrets. I do think however that flowers will be big ( pssshh, distracting you so you don’t ever find out what i’m thinking).
DB: The boyfriend jeans trend has been a huge hit this season, will we be seeing anymore of this trend from you?
Ich don’t think so. I think the boyfriend finally dumped the girlfriend. And the girlfriend wants to flaunt her goods allover again.
DB: What is the best feature of a Denim Junkie jean (fit, wash, pockets etc)?
The trims. The artwork creates an ambiance and sense of horror and fun colors that make the denim all the more vivid and different.
DB: We all love denim, but what is it that makes denim so important to you?
I think it’s a pivotal piece of garment that has shaped and changed all of fashion for the masses drastically. It has replaced so much of what we once knew as elegant, edgy, sexy, beautiful, relaxed etc… it can take on so many roles. I find that alone, amazing.
DB: What are your denim predictions for next season?
A little splash of retro will make an appearance for some.
DB: Can you tell us a bit more about your brand?
Yes. I like to describe it as a Japanese monster Americana.
DB: What makes your brand so different from the others out there?
I haven’t seen this horror and Americana fusion before. I think it’s a fun and refreshing marriage.
DB: Lastly is there anything else you would like to add that we haven’t asked you?
yes, for people to get ready to ride the big wave of denim junkie that is about to hit them. It won’t hurt, it will only make them look cooler. Thanks.