I got the opportunity to preview Raven Denim’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection in New York. I feel like this collection was all about the details, with a lot of fun twists on trends.
One unique thing about this collection, is the unique use of pattern. For women’s styles, they had an arrow/chevron shaped print that starts below the knee. This was one of my favorite pairs of the collection, because I think it’s a quirky and subtle way to wear the printed trend. (See detail shot).
The colors are great for fall with great mustard, muted reds and grays. The colored denim comes in a variety of different cuts, including skinny and flare styles, as well as chinos. There are also a few more muted metallic hues, including pink and silver, which are not too shiny and very wearable.
The men’s collection was also really unique. One of the biggest stand outs of the men’s line is the use of Green Hybrid Denim technology. Raven developed fabric that uses recycled cotton and polyester materials. The collection features a few different cuts from this Green Hybrid technology. Although, for the time being, it’s only available in men’s styles. The men’s collection has a lot of slimmer cut styles, both in chinos and denim. They also offer printed styles, like herringbone and pinstripe.
Raven Denim have just released an exciting new collaboration! They tapped Kaley Cuoco and Brian Austin Green to co-design jeans with their in-house Creative Director, Ya-el Torbati. The Dream Denim Collection, launched this month, will benefit the Los Angeles charity, Friends of Animals Foundation. I think it’s wonderful they are doing this because animal charities are just as important. I’m definitely supporting this one!
Kaley seized the opportunity to create jeans that could be worn with a t-shirt and heels or her favorite combat boots. The Shirley, named after Kaley’s rescued pit bull, is a dark denim trouser with a slim leg and flat coin pockets. The Kaley is an ode to her love of cropped, skinny jeans – with 9-inch gold zippers on the back of the calves, and a matching coin pocket zipper. Kaley explains, “Animals are a huge part of my life, and it’s a pleasure to do something creative that will benefit them.”
Brian explored a world of denim techniques available to him in the wash process. Working off of his two favorite fits in the Raven men’s collection – the Sid skinny, and the Vic slim straight – Ya-el and Brian created new fabric textures, and shades of faded blue-gray that satisfy the actor’s preference for rugged, effortless, masculine style. An indigo corduroy is washed and faded to a perfect vintage hue.
Check back on DenimBlog soon to read an exclusive DenimBlog interview with Kaley and Brian about the collaboration! But you can check out the collection on ravendenim.com now.
Halle Berry was seen doing some grocery shopping in Beverly Hills, California a couple of days ago. It looks like she didn’t want to crush her baguette so she carried it to the front seat of the car.
Halle chose to wear her Raven Denim shorts again for the errand. Halle seems to live in shorts at the moment. I know it’s probably really hot in LA but I find that she favours shorts over jeans whenever she can. I would love to see Halle in some Siwy shorts! Preferably the Love Song Alexa shorts I just reviewed here.
Images courtesy of INFdaily.com
The thing I like about Halle and her denim choices is that she has a pair of jeans or shorts that she will wear a lot every day and then she will change them for something else and then wear those every day. It’s nice to see celebs doing that sometimes! I actually really like these shorts as well.
Images courtesy of Wenn.com