Do you now Toru and Hajime?
Forwarned is forearmed, and men, you should write these names down because in the upcoming Spring 2016 you will hear them. I own what I say, and Toru and Hajime will be the master-key of the warm season…
After the successful Pre-Spring 2016 collaboration, Indigo People and Denham the Jeanmaker are pleased to show two new scarves embodying the spirits of the brands, that is to say their love for indigo and craftsmanship. Created by using the ikat technique, looking at these items immediately it stands out the passion Indigo People and Denham the Jeanmaker put in everything they do; design, refinement and tradition are the three words they followed as a mantra for the creation. These are the three points representing brands’ core values.
From one hand the simple but contemporary Toru scarf with its irregular ikat yarns in both the warp and the weft direction with a rain effect; from the other hand the Hajime scarf with Denham’s iconic logo that has been abstracted. Here the weft ikat technique has been much slower to weave because the weft yarns must be carefully adjusted to maintain the clarity of the design.
Many of you are wondering what ikat technique is about, and here is the answer: it is a resist dyeing process consisting in binding the designed pattern on the weaving yarns with a tight wrap. After repeatedly dipped the bound yarns in natural indigo to reach the dark blue color, the bindings are then removed to create the pattern directly on the handloom. The design is created in the yarns the pattern is visible at both sides of the fabric.
If you won’t miss them and you are still craving for them, you’d better know Spring 2016 Toru and Hajime scarves will be available in the Official Denham stores.