New washes and styles for SS18 from our denim favourites, OrSlow and Chimala. But what’s so special about Japanese selvedge denim?
Noriko Machida, founder of Chimala, has created a brand that is known for their meticulous attention to detail. Woven on pre-war looms, each garment is then hand-finished and hand-distressed by a small artisan team. Her collections are made in small batches and are only available in a handful of stockists worldwide.
OrSlow designer Ichiro Nakasu’s description of his brand’s philosophy sums up what we love about Japanese denim:
“We design clothes “slowly.” Here the term “slowly” means:
· Crafting original clothes carefully.
· Creating clothes that are adaptable to different styles of different times.
· Presenting the antithesis of a fast-moving modern society and fashion industry and slowing it down.”
Noriko Machida pictured in New York. Ichiro Nakusa, pictured with Hiroshi Tomimaga, showing at Paris Fashion Week.
Chimala - Green and Navy Border Pocket Tee
Chimala - Medium Repair 13oz Selvedge Denim Jean
Visvim - Roland Jogger Black
Chimala - 13.5oz Special Selvedge Denim Jean
Vlas Blomme - Cotton/Linen T-shirt White
OrSlow - 90′s Standard Denim 14oz 105 Jean
Visvim - Roland Jogger Red
Chimala - 10oz Selvedge US Army Denim Jacket
OrSlow - One Wash 1950′s Jean