THE NEW DENIM
Denim has always had a special place in my heart. In a weird way, it was the catalyst for my love for the fashion industry. My first job ever started on the floor in a small boutique carrying Italian denim brands like Replay and Diesel. I got my first job here in Hong Kong as product developer for Levi. The first trade-show I reported from for Stylesight was Denim focused. Now our paths collide again; Shoebox-Living will participate in a panel discussion at Kingpin – the niche denim invitation only trade show – where everyone that is anyone within the Denim world will be present. What’s great about Kingpin is that it’s small, personal and casual; only best mills participate, people know each other and there is always a great party.
Despite being separated from the denim craft for a couple of years, I still keep my eye closely on what happens on the streets and the runway. I dissected the topic of Swedish Fashionable Denim by interviewing Gothenburg based label Dr. Denim a few months ago here. What’s fascinating to me is that denim somehow always find a way to evolve and transform itself. Recently, denim has taken a more prominent role on the runway – Balmain, Barbara Bui, Ermanno Scervino, Holly Fulton – all built the Spring/Summer 2014 around a feminine and fashionable denim look. Something that I absolutely adore. Below are my top-denim- looks for Spring/Summer 2014. Stay tuned for more to come after Kingpin show next week.
1.Chains x Denim