denim

Beyond basic: Juntae Kim



Juntae Kim AW22 by Felix Cooper

It’s a long time since I’ve seen denim menswear treated so creatively. And it’s good timing too. The AW22 collection by CSM graduate Juntae Kim muses on denim beyond workwear, with scalloped edges, corsetry structures, buckles, lacing and artfully slashed surfaces. It chimes with the less ordinary denim treatments seen in the SS22 collections at Louis Vuitton, Schiaparelli and Loewe (which I wrote about for Harrods magazine recently). (more…)



Positive fashion: Pangaia does denim



Pangaia Nettle Denim jacket Rinse Wash

Just in from Pangaia – their version of denim*.

Regular denim is famously un-ecofriendly to produce, thanks partly to the amount of water and chemicals needed to manufacture conventional cotton. But Pangaia – known for its textile innovation – has addressed this. Its own creation, PANettle is made using nettle, organic cotton and PPRMINT (a peppermint oil that stops your clothes smelling). The result is a unique type of denim that looks as good as the classic type but has a softer feel and doesn’t harm the environment. (more…)



Bringing back the blazer and jeans



Paris Vogue

Who’d have thunk it: blazers are about to make a post-Covid come back.

It’s been widely noted that the novelty of WFH sweats has worn off and some of us like a bit of corporate-lite cos-play. For those going back to offices, even if it’s part time, they want to dress the part. And for the never-going-back-to-the-office brigade, a tailored blazer is still the easiest thing to throw on for impromptu Teams calls. I guess old habits die hard.

The best route for this then is ye olde blazer and jeans combo and fortunately it’s an easy one to shop your closet. Here’s three ways to wear… (more…)