Denim Dudes

My Instagram Screengrabs: January

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New year, new scroll of inspiration! Here are the iphone screen-grabs that got my inspirational juices flowing in January...

It was bang in the middle of the Pre-fall show images coming in and none grabbed me more-so than this stunning embroidered 70's denim look by @SoniaRykiel as seen on the @Harpersbazaarus instagram feed. A perfect green-cast denim, super high-waisted fit with exposed button fly, retro varsity inspired embellishments, it really summed up the building 70's glam-rock trend that's taking womenswear by storm right now.

Kelly does it again: always on it for the indigo inspiration! I am totally obsessed with this Adidas x United Arrows & Sons collaboration jacket as found by Kelly on Hypebeast. The Haori-style jacket is part of a micro collection of lounge wear released March 4th at selected stores. Check out the rest of the pieces on Hypebeast.

A couple of weeks ago I was in New York at the trade shows: visiting both @libertyfairs and @capsuleshow. I may be biased cos they're buddies of mine but I really loved the @Storymfg FW16 collection called Tulpa Trek. Its based on a journey from England to France travelling through some typical crappy weather and they came up with this genius branding: Slow-Tex / Positive Performance. Check out the rest of their collection on their instagram.

I came across this lovely lady cos she commented on one of my photos on instagram and I took a snoop at her feed. She's called Jess and she's very into made to last product. She is a 'One Woman Brand' who makes bags, belts and aprons out of California and something tells me this isn't the last we'll hear of her!  Check out both her feed and her website for more.

 I follow the lovely ladies at Unique Style Platform's insta-feed as their run-way trained eye always picks up the latest denim looks before I've had a chance to check! This is Engineered Garments new FW16 show and its looking like a sea of indigo awesomeness. Can't wait to check out the rest of the collection!

This brand new London designer is killing it with his repeat destructions, frayed edges and elevated undone looks. Although just a recent grad, Nicholas Roger's pieces have already been picked up by numerous magazines including Oyster, Pigeons & Peacocks and British Girls Magazine. He's definitely a rising talent to watch.

Long Journey are based in Los Angeles and were founded in 2012. Their designs are based on vintage and military classics but what they're doing with the pieces is really refreshing. They re-purpose and re-make garments using second hand and vintage to create one of a kind items. These pieces are, in the case of this collection, hand dyed in indigo to create amazing, tonal textures and shades. Simply beautiful! You can find a few of their garments at Barneys NY

Elhaus are based in Indonesia and also have a re-made and patched together look about the products, but this time its a hell of a lot cleaner and more graphically inclined. Working with a tight color palette of deep indigo, workwear mustard and a highlight of burnt red, garments are simple and wearable, yet adorned with a signature top-stitched patchwork thats sets this brand apart from the rest.

A big shout-out to my South-African friend @timogorosi! I noticed this denim dude after he posted some pretty beautiful images of him and my book. His simple denim styling is on point and the feed is beautiful. Keep up the great work dude!

I feel like every month I have at least one screengrab containing some natural, hand-dipped artisan doing great things with indigo. Well this month is no exception: I am totally in love with @mixed_color_ I especially love the graphic use of patching dyed fabrics together to create abstract patchwork panels and bold statement pieces. Set up by Christi Johnson out of NY, everything is dyed and sewn in the city.