During the Bluezone show in January, Ruedi Karrer aka the Swiss Jeans Freak from the Jeans Museum and I walked through our collab denim exhibition, which highlighted how denim’s past has inspired innovation.
The Osaka Five are the pioneers of Japanese and heritage denim; they laid the foundation for an internationally renowned industry. This is their story.
In this 4th part of my series about the history of jeans, you’ll learn how the Japanese built a cult around Americana, which evolved into heritage fashion.
The Berlin trade show industry is in a state of flux. Berliner Frank B. Halfar reports about the lay of the land and has qualified guesses about the future.