Standing Firm

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Versatile styles and worn, vintage looks are keys to weathering a tough economy.

From This Issue

Inside the Ernest Sewn boutique on Orchard Street in New York.


Denim Manufacturers: Holding Out Hope

Manufacturers see a tough season approaching, but say that denim’s versatility may shield it from the full force of economic hardship.

clock November 6, 2008Ross Tucker and Nina Jones and Ellen Groves

A recent ad campaign from Apple Bottoms.


Junior Denim: Blue Story

Junior lines focus on trends to drive sales.

clock November 6, 2008Julee Kaplan

Kasil’s cotton selvage denim jeans.


Denim Issue: Going Stiff

A growing number of designers — from junior label Jordache to the Jennifer Aniston-favored Dégaine — hope to sway female customers to rigid denim.

clock November 6, 2008Khanh T.L. Tran

The Rich & Skinny Web site.


Denim Brands Turn to the Web

Denim makers restyle with online stores and hangouts.

clock November 6, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

A wide-leg style by George at ASDA.


Denim on a Budget

European shoppers purchase most of their denim from cheaper sources.

clock November 6, 2008Damien McGuinness and Ellen Groves and Louise Bartlett and Rachel Mascetta

Ron Arad’s steel sculpture in the Milan atelier.


Notify: Jeans Made to Order

French label Notify prepares to open custom denim ateliers in Milan and Paris.

clock November 6, 2008Ellen Groves



Retailers’ Best Bets

Europe’s leading jeans retailers are betting that not everything will be left on the racks come springtime.

clock November 6, 2008Ellen Groves

Frankie B., Rock Revival, Golden State, Pepe Jean, Southpole,  Akademiks, Plush Premium Denim, Antik


Sexy Back

Notice-me pockets are back in style.

clock November 6, 2008Kim Friday

The Proportion of Blu, Hudson, MEK Denim, J4, Buffalo by David Bitton, AG Adriano Goldschmied, Blue Blood


Denim: The Pink Difference

From blush to fuchsia, it’s the new hue.

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Ride On


Striped Denim: Ride On

Railroad stripes are right on track.

clock November 6, 2008Kim Friday

House of Holland


Designers and Denim: Teaming Up

U.K. designers join forces with denim brands to produce custom spring collections.

clock November 6, 2008Nina Jones

A look from the runway by Miss Sixty.

Fashion Trends

Vintage Looks in Spring Trends

Slim or flared, indigo or colorful, embellished or clean, high waist or low, trends for spring here appear to be as murky and uncertain as the current economy

clock November 6, 2008WWD Staff

China produces roughly 50 percent of the world’s denim.


Slowing Demand for Chinese Factories

As the global economy softens, Chinese factories look to adapt.

clock November 6, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin

Jeans made by Kurabo.


In With the New

Japanese manufacturers look for innovative products to bolster sales.

clock November 6, 2008Amanda Kaiser


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