This season, G-Star RAW celebrated its 25th anniversary with a premium denim range called The Retrospective Range. The brand has re-introduced innovative denim from its early years and updated it for today, including a heavyweight 25oz raw denim and a 25 years-of-wear wash. For women, three jeans have been created based on the classic men’s designs, but reworked with refined stitching. The fits are tapered and slightly cropped to reveal the feminine ankle. You can check out the fits below!
Authentic denim workwear, since 1994 – The Lumber is inspired by an early miner’s pant that would have been worn over trousers as protection. Workwear inspired details such as a cinch-back and enlarged back pockets are prominent in the design.
Functional workwear, since 1995 – Inspired by a carpenter’s pant and translated in denim, the Faeroes is built to be tough and long wearing. Two layers of denim are constructed into each knee. Traditionally stuffing was put between the layers to protect the knees when working.
The birth of 3D denim, since 1996 – The G-Star Elwood was created by G-Star head designer Pierre Morisset in 1996. The design is inspired by the weathered pants of a passing motorcyclist. With this very first 3D denim design, G-Star mapped out a new way of thinking about denim.
The Retrospective Range jeans for women are made of Red Listing denim, and finished with refined stitching. A ‘dip and dry’ finish gives this crisp Red Listing fabric a soft hand-feel. What do you think of them?
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is teaming up again with G-Star Raw for their Spring campaign. The pair worked together, along with Liv Tyler, back in 2010 for the brand’s Autumn/Winter campaign and he starred in the Spring/Summer 2011 campaign as well. The brand also collaborated for the Raw World Chess Challenge. Carlsen will be the face of the Spring/Summer 2014 campaign for the brand, which will debut in February 2014. What do you think of Magnus being part of G-Star for numerous seasons?
G-Star Raw have collaborated with Japanese stylist Tomoki Sukezane to create the G-Star RAW and Sukezane Radar Limited Edition selvedge denim collection which is unisex, made in a limited run of 600 pairs globally and is available on September 19th for $220. I have included the press release on the collaboration below as well as an interview with Sukezane.
G-Star RAW and renowned Japanese stylist Tomoki Sukezane have joined forces to share their passion for denim and craftsmanship on a unique denim design: the G-Star RAW and Sukezane Radar Limited Edition. For this collaboration, Sukezane provided a personal and modern interpretation of G-Star’s Radar denim silhouette by radically adjusting the fit into a unisex design, with an exaggerated tapered fit that is also wider at the waist, and use of unique embroidery for the stitching as well as custom back label. The G-Star RAW and Sukezane Radar Limited Edition is executed in a 13.0z Red Listing Berryl denim, woven on a vintage shuttle loom, and features an irregular warp slub and visible white weft.
“My first contact with G-Star Raw was when they were showing their collection at NYFW in 2007. After that I curated a Raw Night at Le Baron in Tokyo, which was a great experience and was the base for this collaboration” said Sukezane.
Sukezane has worked as a stylist for many years specializing in menswear in Japan, and has become a reference of style for the main men’s media titles as well as many Japanese celebrities. Sukezane finds inspiration in many things, such as movies, other artists and also in everyday life – as according to him everything links back to styling.
The G-Star RAW and Sukezane Radar Limited Edition will be available as of September 19th, 2012 at the world’s leading department stores in Paris (Gallery Lafayette) and London (Selfridges), the G-Star webstore and select US-based retailers listed: American Rag, 160 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 – Atrium, 644 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 – Brigade, 26300 Cedar Road #1005, Beachwood, OH 44122 – Standard, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30326.
Here are some of the new styles from G-Star Raw. They have the CL Dot shorts above which I think are absolutely adorable! The way the cuff contrasts the print is really cute! They also have the Lynn Skinnies, Tailored Blazer, Midge Denim Jacket and the Kick Cropped Jeans. The shorts are definitely my favourites, followed by the Lynn Skinnies. They are just really nice and the wash is really well done. You can see the styles in the gallery below.