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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Nice work if you can get it...

I heart my job!.. F.A.C.T! Some weeks are a real pleasure, it should not be called 'work' when you have so much fun..
I was invited by Isko (one of my favorite denim mills) to attend a geeky 'wash' seminar last week in beautiful Venice! We had amazingly sunny happy weather, yummy Italian food, great denim nerd company and the 'Creative Rooms' showroom to inspire us all...







Thanks so much to Marco at Isko and Umberto at Creative Rooms for inviting us, great work as always guys!..

Monday, 16 July 2012

Temple of Denim

Sorry for the delay folks, I was in Berlin last week for Bread & Butter, one of the biggest trade fairs in Europe exhibiting all things street & cool. Disappointingly a few of the denim giants were not showing this time and the brands that were seemed to be playing it safe this season. My few highlights were the beautifully styled 'Denim Religion' show that popped up while I was eating my lunch! Check it out...


A side line of the Temple of denim was The Laboratoria, an actual working Denim lab.. A fantastic team including the lovely Alberto from Candiani set up the workshop to produce on the spot jeans customized with the buyers choice of denim/wash/threads/trims all personally customized! Amazing experience made even better as all proceeds went to a nonprofit charity that helps young adults with mental disabilities find employment.


And finally of course, the shops of Berlin! Great denim geek stores such as 14oz, Burg & Schild were both mobbed! Vintage is getting better in Berlin too with my favorite Paul's boutique, stacked with amazing old school jeans (I bought my Dad a beautiful pair of Selvedge!)..
Off to Italy in a few days for a washing seminar, sponsored by the Isko power house! Lucky me...