Create & Decorate: Creative Repair

Creative repairing has risen above the mere mending of rips and shreds.  Enter flamboyant contrast and decorative fabrics to place on the outside of the garment or visibly from the inside. Either way it must be seen. Such additions to denim adds a new attitude and makes denims more appealing to a larger audience.  Taking the simple jean to an audience who may not hitherto have been in love with just denim.

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Repairing by MiH jeans; Egome Denim; Junya Watanabe.  Contrast repairing techniques can add to the love of the jeans or in the case of Watanabe they make a new attitude taking jeans to a whole new and different level.

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Creative repair can also be all about stitchery.  Stitching for its own sake.  Stitches looking for a place to work.  Stitches competing with each other in a myriad of patterns and scales.  Such stitches can take over the garment making it something totally different from whence it started its life.

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Egome denim excels in creative repair for both women's and men's jeans. Using hand printed indigo cloth from Japan they embellish and "repair" adding authentic attitude to their easy fitting jeans.

Trend Direction: FESTIVAL

Wear It - Festival

Decorate with braids and beads, badges and bows.

Wear chunky ankle boots with frayed cut offs to emphasise your calves. 

Embroidery in primary brights give your old denims a folksy flavour. 

Mixed patterns and mixed fabrics look spontaneous and fresh.

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Ripping, repairing and fraying combined with contrast fabrics and prints.  Mix, match and play with unusual combinations of denim and other fabrics.  

Trainers or boots are the preferred footwear and fringing is a must for accessories. 

Traditional Festival girlie dresses from MiH and The GREAT!

Fringed suede waistcoat traditionally indian inspired, combined with a gathered bottom indigo shirt.

Trend Direction: FESTIVAL

Close Up - Patched

Pieced and patched indigo boyfriend jeans from Egome - hand stitched patching with stripes placed inside the jeans and lined with natural lace are enhanced by scrape and spray finish.  All this can be achieved at home using whatever contrast fabrics you have to hand.

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Crazy creative Wrangler jeans pocket from the 70's. The Jean is a 2x1 real vintage twill and the pocket is a retro mix of hand woven plastic and denim enhanced by heavy stone wash to highlight the seamed weave.  The woven plastic looks like the formica patterns from the 50's.

Hand embroidered MiH jacket designed and made exclusively for Selfridges Denim Studio, London.  Light blue bleached out indigo embellished with graduated blues is refreshingly sunny after all the dark trends from fall winter.

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Hand embroidered patched MiH boyfriend jeans.  The lightweight denim is vintage ring spun with a slight aged tint which when combined with the Navaho style decoration is spot on for the summer trend.  Comfort with high style.