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This Week Was All About Denim

Clothsurgeon, Alexa Chung, and Levi’s have all got the blues.

January 16, 2015

Some of your resolutions may have already hit the fan, but you're (hopefully) still optimistic about what 2015 has to offer. The easiest way to feel like you're changing things up is to work with what you already have, and apparently the fashion world feels the same. This week, three crucial collaborations and announcements are breathing life into an old staple: denim.

1. Clothsurgeon's First Denim Collection Popped Up


Remember that Nike fleece "sweatsuit" that took the internet by storm but was made by bespoke London tailoring outfit Clothsurgeon and not actually Nike? Well, in case you forgot, get reacquainted. Clothsurgeon has just premiered its first denim collection on Hypebeast; there aren't release details as of yet, but the shapes feel fresh: roomy jeans paired with crisply-cut jackets in both raw and washed denim styles.

2. Alexa Chung Unleashed Her First Collaboration With AG

Alexa Chung's on-point style has already translated to a number of successful collaborations. "I still have an eBay Alert for her Madewell collaboration," says The FADER's style editor Deidre Dyer. From our first look at her new capsule with denim brand AG, it would seem she's done it once again. Skewing a little bit younger than her previous designs and all rendered in different denim washes, Alexa Chung x AG features black overalls, sweet blue dresses, and, of course, jeans. For a comprehensive list of where you can pick it up, click here.

3. Net-A-Porter Set To Revamp The Levi's 501

In an ambitious melding of old, new, high, and low—Levi's has tapped high-end web retailer Net-A-Porter to revamp its classic 501 jean. The new pant, called Levi's 501 CT ("customized and tapered"), have a skinnier leg and a straighter waist. The new breed of jean was born out of the edits Levi's Head of Design Jonathan Cheung saw his customers, friends, and self consistently making to vintage pairs. The Net-a-Porter denim buyer is calling them "denim history," and you'll get a chance to own a piece of it when the collection drops March 2nd.

This Week Was All About Denim