In this fourth and final lesson of the course about Benzak Denim Developers, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the core denims that BDD offers.
Discover the three factors that have made Candiani Denim a natural innovator and put the Italian mill in a league of its own in the denim industry.
‘The raw denim dentist,’ Petr Zvolánek of The Last Crusade, brings a raw denim bow-tie and tapered Candiani selvedge jeans to the Artisan Challenge.
For the Artisan Challenge, Bela Ujhazy of Hepville Custom Clothing is making a pair of trousers from Italian herringbone fabric and 100-year-old linen.
Fernando Calera is a Spanish denim tailor who has signed up for the Artisan Challenge with his TheConcrete Co. brand. Find out what he will be making.
In this first article of a series, Gavin Smith discusses the UK denim market and the two main factors that have made it grow over the past years.
German-born photographer Horst A. Friedrichs has made a living of visually documenting British subcultures. He thinks of himself as a storyteller and anthropologist with a camera. Friedrichs moved to London in 1997 and he was fascinated with mods and rockers; he went to their club nights and their bike and scooter runs to photograph them. He kept at it for almost 15 years and has published six books on the topic. Having been a fan of British bikes since he was a teenager, Friedrichs had noticed the connection between denim and motorcycles, which gave him the idea to his latest project; a documentary of the British denim scene. In early 2013, Friedrichs leaped into the unknown when he initiated the Denim Style project: a book that focuses on the British denim scene and its aficionados, retailers, and makers. Things changed when he went to a denim party at Rivet and Hide where he meet Kelly and Scott from Dawson Denim. He went to visit them in Brighton and ended up spending all day taking pictures of the couple and chatting about hemming techniques and chain stitching. The meeting left a strong impression on the photographer: “I was so fascinated that I asked Kelly spontaneously to write the introduction for denim style. Without the involvement and help of Dawson Denim I could never reached out into the denim community.” Friedrichs argues that denim merely serves as a vessel meshing together people from different cultures and backgrounds to create a vibrant indigo mosaic. Photographing Londoners for the book, Friedrichs has noticed that particularly in London denim is about classic and timeless style as well as character. The people featured in the book are mostly denimheads with pride and awareness of the way they dress. What they all have in common is a passion for quality and timelessness. The project taught Friedrich…