AG Adriano Goldschmied's cotton denim jacket, Meltin' Pot's cotton blouse, Lola Faturoti's nylon and polyester skirt and Kova & T's latex leggings. John hat; The Jack Rabbit Collection belt; Comme des Garcons shoes.
On the cover: AG Adriano Goldschmied's cotton denim jacket, Meltin' Pot's cotton blouse, Lola Faturoti's nylon and polyester skirt and Kova & T's latex leggings. John hat; The Jack Rabbit Collection belt; Comme des Garçons shoes.
On this page: Lot 29's cotton and spandex denim jeans, Coil's cotton and spandex denim jeans and Blue Tattoo's cotton and spandex denim jeans.
10 The denim industry's heady days of double-digit growth have faded, but confidence among those who make
and sell it hasn't waned.
14 Los Angeles has long been considered the heart of the denim industry, but stores, brands and consumers are opting more for dresses and alternative fabric pants these days.
16 Carie Salter, president of new denim line Bogdenoff, hopes to land her pricy jeans in a high-profile showroom
and specialty shops.
18 With high-end jeans brands like Seven For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity and J Brand on the radar of teens, traditional junior brands like Mudd and L.E.I. have their work cut out for them.
20 Some of today's best-known denim brands, such as Diesel, Guess, Earnest Sewn, Chip & Pepper and True Religion, are going gaga for babies and kids.
22 Michael Egeck is looking to put premium brand Seven For All Mankind back on an even keel and he knows he
faces challenges ahead.24 The Japanese denim market is heating back up after a slow 2006 and fabric manufacturers are looking to keep the momentum going by focusing on innovation.
26 Designers are delivering bold, unconventional looks for fall — and only a few of them are jeans.
42 Tato Bardelle dressed teens with his Americanino and Outsider jeans in the Eighties and now his son, Nicola,
is making his mark with his Jacob Cohen brand.
44 London's Carnaby Street has shrugged off its reputation as a purveyor of tired tourist shops and transformed itself into a destination for denim and streetwear.
46 Cowboys may have made them stylish, but if it weren't for Nîmes, France, also known as "de Nîmes" or denim, jeans might not have become the true-blue fashion success story.48 Turkey has become a key country in the denim world, where Turkish producers not only make the cloth and assemble the jeans, but also design and produce collections for top international names.
50 Hannibal Apparel Development Services opened on the outskirts of Jersey City, N.J., in February, becoming one of the only denim wash and development facilities in the Northeast.
52 Still king of the blue jeans hill with more than 20 percent of the import market, Mexico is rapidly losing ground to countries such as China, Indonesia and Pakistan.
54 Replay is gearing up to expand its presence in the U.S. and in the process make Americans more familiar with the Italian company's history.
55 Gas, the Italian denim and sportswear brand, opened its revamped London flagship last week as part of the latest step in its global retail expansion.
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
Discovery is collaborating with British pop artist @philipcolbert on a new line of clothing and accessories called Discovery Shark. The collection, which will launch next summer for Shark Week’s 30th anniversary, features a whimsical line of women’s and men’s bomber jackets, sweatshirts, bags and more. #wwdfashion
“I’m always a big champion of a female rapper, and I’m glad to see a new voice that feels unique and authentic that’s coming up, and I think we’re going to see more great things from her,” said @itsjeremyscott about @iamcardib, who performed at @moschino’s Art Basel Miami Beach party last night. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@janellemonae’s “What’s Your Frequency?” room in @refinery29's #29Rooms made its debut this week at the opening of the Los Angeles art exhibit. “It’s about the ongoing conversation around mass surveillance, the weaponization of technology and cultural uniformity. My space was created so that we can come together and talk about the complexities of our humanity,” said Monáe. #wwdeye (📷: @bucknerphoto)
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)