With the festive season now a distant memory, it’s time for us to focus on the year ahead and the exciting prospects the future will bring. With Jacket Required now only days away, preparations have been made for what is set to be one of the best shows yet, and we’re bringing you a line-up of some of the most exciting new and established jeanswear labels set to cause a stir for autumn/winter 2014.
As you will all know by now, Jacket Required moves back to its East London roots and takes up residence in its new home at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. You can view a full exhibitor list for the February 2014 edition on the Jacket Required Brands Page
of the website. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at some of the jeanswear labels set to make a statement this season.
Blue Collar Worker
The team at Blue Collar Worker have continued to evolve their signature British workwear line for the autumn/ winter 2014 season. Using premium quality, ring-spun denims, and trawling influences from traditional “archive” workwear pieces from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, designs are given a twist in terms of styling, with a distinct “British” flavour, never losing sight of its true utilitarian nature.
This season sees the introduction of a limited edition line of jeans, comprising of 2 fits in top grade 14oz Japanese selvedge denim. Each jean will carry individual numbering contained within a copper “snuff box”, and is limited to 150 pairs per style. In addition to the denim range the collection will also comprise of proofed cotton coats, denim over-shirts, checked work shirts and an expanded range of indigo jersey products.
Staying true to its American heritage, Dickies 1922 showcases a collection paying homage to American workwear, producing authentic replica products, manufactured exactly the same as when they were first introduced to the market in the 1920s, crafted and executed to the most minute historic detail.
All pieces in the latest autumn/winter 2014 collection feature the premium cut 13.5 oz. selvedge fabric from Cone Denim White Oak mill. The famous Cramerton Army Twill is being reproduced on the looms that produced the original fabric at the historic Cramerton Mill. All pieces in the collection relate back to a garment or catalogue in its archives including the 1948 western shirt, 1952 truck driver jacket and 1953 jean.
Renowned denim label Lee 101 showcases a classic collection with a modern twist at this season’s show. The brand is dedicated to excellence in form and function for every garment produced. Only the finest materials can craft the finest clothing and for this reason, the selvage denim used for its autumn/winter offering is born in only the highest regarded mills from around the globe.
The latest collection will also see the label produce its denim range with original gold-line selvedge ID as well as its variety of washes.
NEUW lives by its ethos of premium denim reinvented. Rather than just replicating what once was, the label adapts the collection with details, patterns and fabrics to be right for now - a process the label calls Vintage Revision.
The autumn/winter 2014 collection is inspired by Ann Summa’s photo book: ‘The Beautiful and the Damned’ which depicts the punk and avant-garde scene of Los Angeles during the late 70s and early 80s. The Damned is a range of products that embodies the dark, decadent and gritty spirit of the people and the music featured in the book. Specifically for this range the brand have developed Rope dyed indigo fabrics that have gone through an additional blackening process. The result is black indigo fabrics with a rich and deep midnight type cast and unique washed down shades. Ranging from gritty looking raw, to washed out and destroyed jeans with repairs.
Denham the Jeanmaker
Denham was conceived in 2008 by internationally respected jeanmaker, Jason Denham. The label represents his sincere resolve to resist compromise and focuses on a signature range of premium styles. Its latest collection is focused on balancing an intense commitment to progressive design against an equally obsessive respect for jeans craft tradition.
Famed for its honest craftsmanship, multiplied by fearless experimentation and invention, Denham bring forth a collection of premium denim pieces, alongside its luxe ready-to-wear staples for autumn/winter 2014.
Waven differentiates itself by combining contemporary fashion brand ideologies with Scandinavian design influences, focusing on design and attention to detail. With two generations of denim and manufacturing expertise - fit, fabric, quality and wash are the labels main priorities.
The first Waven collection features a range of considered garments for men ranging from outerwear to an extensive range of jeans across various fits and washes. Blending interests from the arts, architecture and geometry translating, all inspiration is evident within garments and prints within the collection.
In the first campaign since his appointment as Artistic Director of Diesel, Nicola Formichetti collaborates with a group of extraordinary dancers, to celebrate a collection emphasizing movement, comfort and style – the new Jogg Jeans show that you can do anything in these jeans, with a freedom to move like never before.
With unique flexible material, a focus on shape and movement and an exploration into the surreal, a new denim is revealed through an explosive interplay of classical and street-based dance, pushing the human body to the limits of shape and form, and placing an emphasis on extremes.