Italy and Japan together for a Dutch company
Every denim lover should know this brand famous for its tailor’s scissors logo that changes according to lines; every denim aficionado should wear its collections, especially the Fall-Winter 2014 ones: From Virgin to Vintage, Japan Artisan and Indigo Dye Stuff.
Let’s start from “From Virgin-to-Vintage”, developed with the best Italian and Japanese denim factories and laundry facilities, which takes inspiration from the ‘Virgin-to-Vintage’ philosophy of the brand, a real signature introduced for the first time in 2013. The strong point is the gradation of replica washes: a light-to-dark bandwidth wash treatments inspired by actual archive jeans with one, two, three years of natural aging – from the unwashed dark blue shades (the virgin ones) to the vintage replica. For this F/W 2014 season, the big new are the washes celebrating the earlier periods of natural break-in like the 8 Days wash and the 3 Month finish transposed on a stretch denim fabric.
“Don’t compromise your standards”, says Japan Artisan collection with its fan-scissor insignia. In order to be on the top of the world, up with the times, every brand (from the oldest to the youngest) has to recreate, according to its own nature, the trends of the season. And this is what Denham does with the new of this line by creating new wash recipes and wear treatments. Japanese Antique Black and Japan Archive 780 washes are the “new in” by Japan Artisan created in collaboration with Japanese partners: the result is a new state-of-the-art denim style.
From Amsterdam to Italy, Japan and… London, with Denham X London Cloth Collusion and Indigo Dye Stuff, the collection within the collection. Strong point and great new of this line is the Cromwell crombie coat, an item that celebrates the outerwear, result of the collaboration with London Cloth Company (East London). A bespoke ”Union Cloth” manufacture with Shetland wool and cotton yarns in rich indigo dyestuff which takes inspiration from the atmosphere of a classic dye house, styles and fabrics. From a one-of-a- kind crombie coat, a bespoke garment, to natural dry-touch indigo knit sweaters, washed sweat and pique qualities, woven shirting and jersey styles.
Credits: Julie Parfaits