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14 May 2015
Luxury brands use new
soft, flexible denim
Numero Uno Clothing to float IPO
Globe Textiles opens new plant in
Ahmedabad Apparel SEZ
True Religion launches
first global flagship at New York
Wrangler launches Premium
Performance Cool Vantage™ Jeans
Vicunha opens sales and customer
support office in Bangladesh
Berto`s collaboration
with Kjøre Project
Talley Jeans offering
new denim designs each week
Pacific Denim, Bangladesh
Denim Industry Who’s Who
Mr. Charan Singh, American Association of
Textile Chemists and Colorists, India
Mr. Samant Chauhan,
Samant Chauhan Design Studio, India
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Closed FW 15 Lookbook
for Women & Men
German-based denim label, CLOSED
cultivates a fresh, effortless style with their
Italian made denim. Delivering four collections
each for both men and women, their design is
both simple and timeless enough to quantify as
“staple pieces” in your wardrobe, but still have
that fashion twist that makes them different. The
brand has released their FW
2015 Collection for both men
and women.
Image Source: Denimology.com
The collection for women
continues to include their
traditional Pedal Pusher
jeans. These jeans are
their staple and have
been in every
CLOSED collection
since their very
beginning. They are
available in several
options, such as
high waisted and
straight leg, or the
skinny pedal
p u s h e r, a m o n g
The feel of these
jeans is very soft
and pleasant, they
feel like “real”
denim, and have
very little stretch, if
any at all. Secondly
and more importantly the fit
is impeccable. Most of their
jeans have some very
special seams at the
waistband and below, these
are the “secret” of a
perfectly fitting waistband
and butts.
Besides their traditional
staples, their new
collection for women
also features some
super interesting
takes of different
Image Source: Denimology.com
denim washes in the same pair of jeans, and
beautifully tailored denim trousers. These
trousers are perfect for a more formal look, or
even for you to wear at work.
All in all, The FW 15 collection for women is a
complete lifestyle collection, and also includes
interesting coats, jackets, and sweaters.
The CLOSED men’s collection for fall and winter
2015 has some new offerings including super
interesting patched jeans. The barnd has also
added their very own version of a raw selvedge
pair of jeans, in a medium weight, with the
CLOSED traditional slim straight leg, see below.
The bleached and distressed jeans also continue
for the Fall Winter collection. After all, distressing
and patching and re-constructing is exactly what
makes this brand so unique and absolutely
Source: Denimology.com
May 2015
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Luxury brands use new soft,
flexible denim
Denim is breaking
away from its casual
image to play a new
role in this spring’s
fashion scene,
a p p e a r i n g
frequently in elegant
dresses and suits.
Many top Western
fashion brands have
included denim in
their spring and
summer items, its
popularity bolstered
in part by the
advanced technologies of Japanese textile
manufacturers, who have turned out such
products as soft, flexible denim.
Gucci used bleached denim for a military-style
jacket accentuated with gold buttons and wideleg pants with turned-up bottoms, while Fendi
presented a three-piece suit using denim. A
blouson with a stand-up collar was worn on a
shirt, combined with loose pants.
Michael Kors combined a short jacket with
creased pants, both using navy denim in a
fetching combination. Leather patches that
doubled as pockets of the jacket also added to
the look.
Kayo Murakami, museum curator said “Today,
designers are turning out sophisticated denim
fashions that overturn the fabric’s casual image.
Underlying this trend is the development of new
technologies and materials” .
The denim used for luxury brand clothing is the
fruit of advanced technologies, which have led
to soft, flexible denim textiles. They are
comfortable to wear and create a flattering
silhouette. These technologies have also added
subtle hues and delicate textures to denim,
making it possible to meet the increasingly
diverse requests of designers.
For example, a new long dress by Bottega
Veneta used a soft denim manufactured in
Japan, impressing observers with its elegant
Images Source: The-japan-news.com
drapes. A jacket by Etro used a thin denim that
looked splendid decorated with geometric
The denim used for a pair of pants by Dolce &
Gabbana has been processed to look well-worn
despite being new. Ornaments themed on
flowers and heart shapes were stitched on.
Burberry Prorsum presented a jacket using a
flexible denim manufactured in Japan. The waist
was cinched and its lower part was decorated
with wool ornaments.
Christopher Bailey, chief executive officer and
designer at Burberry Prorsum, said the jacket
was meant to surprise people by giving a denim
cloth a feminine silhouette.
Images Source: The-japan-news.com
Denim is being used for many shoes and bags,
Today Japanese denim has become a product
that represents Cool Japan attracting the
attention of Western luxury brands.
Source : The-japan-news.com
May 2015
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Numero Uno Clothing to float IPO
The proposed public issue
consists of fresh issue worth
Rs 65 crore and an offer for
sale up to 8.4 million equity
shares from its promoter and
AA India Development Capital
Fund, the company said in its
Draft Red Herring Prospectus
(DRHP) filed with Sebi.
Image Source: Numerounojeanswear.com
Numero Uno Clothing Ltd. has
approached SEBI to float an
initial public offer (IPO).
IPO: Rs. 65 Crores
The company plans to use the
proceeds from the issue for
opening 84 new stores,
expansion of the existing
capacity at Selaqui, Dehradun, brand building
and general corporate purposes.
Anand Rathi Advisors and Motilal Oswal
Investment Advisors are the merchant bankers
to manage the offer.
equity shares for sale, while AA India
Development Capital Fund plans to offer 6.8
million shares, DRHP added.
Numero Uno is one of the leading jeanswear
brands built over 25 years with a comprehensive
casualwear product range.
The promoter the company, Narinder Singh
Dhingra, has proposed to offer up to 1.6 million
Source : Business-standard.com
Globe Textiles opens new plant in
Ahmedabad Apparel SEZ
Apparel SEZ.
A press release from GTIPL stated
“GTIPL’s production facility has
specific areas allotted for stores,
cutting, stitching, trims and
packing besides administrative
Images Source: Fibre2fashion.com
Globe Textiles (India) Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL) has
recently opened its new plant in the Ahmedabad
The plant has been designed to
make use of natural light and
ventilation, thereby saving
precious energy and conserving
natural resources while catering
exclusively to global clients.
Bhavik Parikh, CEO at GTIPL
said, “This new facility will be a harbinger for
growth, in our core business areas of denim
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jeans and home textiles.”
He further added “Our existing capacity of over
4,000 jeans will get augmented with this new
SEZ facility which has been setup keeping in
mind best manufacturing practices and adopting
environmentally friendly processes”.
According to Parikh, GTIPL will introduce a
range of denim jeans in various fits, finishes and
styles to satiate fashionistas of all categories
and which will also help meet specific demands
from overseas clients.
According to GTIPL Recent market trends
indicate that Indian exports of denim and
readymade garments to the US have been
promising, while those to the EU and other
South East Asian markets too are picking up.
According to Parik GTIPL plans to reach out to
its target markets on the basis of goodwill, right
product at right price, quality products and ontime deliveries.
Since 1995, GTIPL has been a leading textiles
player from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India and
offers all types of yarns, fabrics in 100 per cent
cotton and fabrics made from blends of cotton
and manmade fibres.
The product range of the company also includes
polyester products like scarfs, lungis/sarongs
and dress materials; home textile products like
bed sheets, bed covers and cushions and
readymade garments which include denim
jeans for men and women, jeggings and cotton
Source : Fibre2fashion.com
True Religion launches first global
flagship at New York
True Religion Apparel,
Inc. unveiled its first
global flagship store in
New York City’s SoHo in
April. The opening follows
the company’s recent
successful store opening
in Brooklyn earlier this
The 3,000-square-foot
store is the largest store
of the brand to open
worldwide. The store
focuses on digital
innovations featuring a
new digital storefront that
continually streams video
content and digital kioks
that provide product-on-demand. In addition,
New York-based artist, RAE designed and
painted a mural that is exclusive to the flagship
The flagship offers the brand’s full product range
including core pieces, seasonal denim fits,
unique finishes and specialty collections
including exclusive capsule collections with
model, Joan Smalls, and NBA star and True
Religion campaign creative director, Russell
Image Source: Insiderainbow.com
Images Source: Fashionmag.com
David Conn, CEO, True Relgion said "Our new
Soho flagship reflects the current evolution of
our brand and where we are heading as a whole.
Consumers can now experience the full depth of
our product line, shop and interact with True
Religion on an entirely digital level. We are very
excited to launch and roll out this new concept to
a broader group of our stores in the near future.".
Source : Fashionmag.com
May 2015
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Wrangler launches Premium Performance
Cool Vantage™ Jeans
Image Source: Businesswire.com
The iconic American denim brand Wrangler®
has announced the launch of the Wrangler
Premium Performance Cool Vantage™ jean, a
new addition to its apparel incorporating
exclusive technology innovations for
performance, comfort and durability.
The Cool Vantage jeans have been designed
with sweat-control technology that wicks fivetimes faster to keep the wearer cool and dry by
pulling moisture to the outside of the denim.
The denim, which is developed to last two times
longer, has cooling benefits woven into the
fabric that won’t wash out over time.
Allen Montgomery, vice president/general
manager, Wrangler Specialty Apparel said
“Over the past several years, there’s been an
enormous amount of energy and focus devoted
to ensuring Wrangler is incorporating cuttingedge technology into apparel so we can meet
the needs and desires of our consumers – a
group of men that require their jeans put in a
hard day’s work, too. As a result, with Cool
Vantage we’re filling a void in the marketplace
for a jean that keeps them cool, dry and
As part of its commitment to provide solutionoriented innovation in its apparel, Wrangler
conducted years of extensive consumer
research through focus groups, fit observations
and wear testing.
Through the evolution of the Premium
Performance apparel line including the
Advanced Comfort jean debut in 2013 and now
the Cool Vantage jean, Wrangler meets the
identified demand for a comfortable and durable
Offered in regular and slim fits, Cool Vantage
jeans are available for sale on Wrangler.com
and will hit specialty store shelves early June.
To get involved in the Cool Vantage
conversation online, use #NeverLoseYourCool.
For more information about the Cool Vantage
jean and the entire collection of Wrangler
products, visit Wrangler.com .
Source : Businesswire.com
May 2015
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Fabric - Corporate
Vicunha opens sales and customer
support office in Bangladesh
VICUNHA is strengthening its activities in the
Asian market by opening the new Sales and
Customer Support office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Elaborating on the decision to open the office
Thomas Dislich, Director VICUNHA for Europe
and Asia said "Bangladesh is the biggest centre
for the manufacture of denim material. The fact
that exports were made last year to the tune of 25
billion dollars speaks for itself. Denim constitutes
approximately 15% to 20% of the total exports. It
is the perfect hub for manufacturers, suppliers
and traders to converge and thus makes it an
ideal place for VICUNHA to open up yet another
branch. We already have a strong client base in
Bangladesh and the office will in fact contribute
towards raising the level of our services to
clients". Junaid Safdar, Regional Manager
VICUNHA Bangladesh, will head the denim
manufacturer's branch office in Dhaka.
Currently, VICUNHA's Asian clients in
Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam get
deliveries from its logistics centre with an
average storage capacity of one million meters of
material in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In its role of a
Brazilian denim ambassador in Bangladesh,
VICUNHA seeks direct contact with the industry
and also makes use of trade fairs like
"DenimsandJeans", as one of its founder
exhibitors, to expand its network. VICUNHA
products have been supplied to Bangladesh
since the last four years and the company
provides the now widely known '3-day-service'
image: Image Source: Rh-pr.de
ex-warehouse thanks to its existence in
Colombo, Sri Lanka.
With branches "all over the globe" VICUNHA
ranks among the leading pioneers in matters
relating to service. "We serve 4,500 customers
worldwide thanks to our wide range of services.
VICUNHA is not a manufacturer engaged in
selling but a commercial enterprise that is also
involved in production. In-house pre-production
of large volumes gives us this incredible flexibility
and the capacity to deliver in three days" says
Thomas Dislich. Thus VICUNHA can with great
success autonomously provide trends to the
market with immediate availability.
Source : Rh-pr.de
Berto`s collaboration with
Kjøre Project
The Italian specialized denim manufacturer
Berto presented a new collaboration, at
Kingpins, with Kjøre Project, a newborn
footwear brand by Cornelius Design, a topquality footwear company from Verona, Italy.
Cornelius Design has more than 50 years of
experience in producing Made in Italy quality
shoes and Berto is an expert denim
manufacturer founded in 1887, who since then
only produced fabrics and denim in Italy. The
new project clearly reflects both specialists’ own
DNA and maniac-like care for quality and
The line is inspired by Scandinavian fair as its
name means “to lead” in Norwegian. It offers a
selection of shoes and bags that are all
handcrafted and characterized by unique
handmade details, employing New Zealand
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leathers and exclusive Berto Blue Selvedge
denims only.
The fabrics used have been woven on 1950s
authentic Picanol weaving machines purposely
restored and reactivated by expert craftspeople,
using traditional manufacturing techniques.
The denim fabric is of 13.9 oz and above.
Heavier 44 and Heavier Black Weft for shoes and
a much thicker 25oz. Square Plot for heavy bags
and backpacks. The Berto x Kjøre Project
capsule of shoes and bags will debut for the June
2015 edition of Pitti Uomo.
Images Source: Sportwearnet.com
Source : Sportswearnet.com
Talley Jeans offering new denim
designs each week
Any model of Talley Jeans could be
discontinued without warning at any moment
because each design is a limited edition
model and available only while it seems
relevant to the brand’s creative director, Ben
Talley Smith. Another unique thing about the
brand is that each pair of Talley jeans comes
with its own birth certificate and garment
identification number. When a customer
orders a pair, they get an email update at
every step in the jean-creation process.
Smith launched the eponymous brand of
men’s and women’s jeans late last year, after
doing time with some serious names including
Alexander Wang, Aritzia, Rag & Bone/JEAN,
Helmut Lang, Marc by Marc, 3×1 and Vince.
The business is mostly online, but the brand
hosted its first pop up in LA a month ago, and
there is a potential of more popups in NYC and
LA this year.
Talking about the thought process behind
releasing new denim designs each week Smith
says, “It seemed interesting to provide newness
as much as possible so launching items every
week seemed interesting. Being online only
currently we don’t have to abide by season or
specific deliveries, our only goal is to promote
product we like. It allows us to continually design
new items and washes and give the customer
something special every week. Something to
look forward to.”
Image Source: Eatsleepdenim.com
Talking about models being available for a limited
time only he expressed, “No, we are building the
line so for the time being everything is available
until we feel its relevance is no longer necessary
for the collection.”
The brand will release one men’s and one
women’s design each week either a new wash or
fit. The brand updates customers every few days
with the real time status of their jean. Whenever a
jean moves from one stage to another (cutting to
sewing, sewing to laundry) the customer is
updated with interesting facts on where there
jean is as well as the people involved.
Expressing his views on an all-time favorite
denim style Smith said “Currently it’s our high rise
slim in LOLA. It’s the perfect replica of a vintage
jean but it’s so much better."
Source : Eatsleepdenim.com
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Denim Industry Who's Who
Mr. Charan Singh, Chairman
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, India
Mr. Charan Singh is the Chairman of Indian chapter of American
Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the prime body
in the fields of standards in United States of America. He is responsible
for conducting events supporting textile industry to enhance their
awareness on various topics. He holds a Bachelor degree in Textiles and a MBA and has
over 15 years of experience in textile industry.
Mr. Singh is working as Country Head - Softlines Business and is responsible for Softlines
business in India, Middle East and African region for TUV Rheinland India Pvt. Ltd. He is
also responsible for, all 5 business streams in India namely Industrial Services, Mobility,
Systems, Training and Consulting and Products, for Northern India.
He has held management roles in the past while working with renowned companies
namely STR Labs India Ltd., Reliance Retail Ltd. and SGS India
Mr. Singh has strong understanding of Consumer products for Quality, Buying,
Merchandising, Supply chain management, Retail Operations and is closely associated
with various standard bodies and trade associations.
Mr. Samant Chauhan, Designer
Samant Chauhan Design Studio, India
Mr. Samant Chauhan was born in a village called Dharhara, near
Bhagalpur in 1978. He did his post graduation from NIFT, New Delhi
specializing in knit-wear Design and Technology, after gradutaing in
Physics from Bhagalpur University in 2002.
Having won four major awards at his 2004 graduating show including Best Design
Collection & Most Innovative Fabric Development he always knew what he was in quest
of. He presented his first award winning show at the Singapore Fashion Week'05; in 2007,
he reached his milestone participating in the London Fashion Week and in 2008, he
experienced a high point in his career presenting his SS’09 collection as a solo show at
Carousel Du Louvre, Paris. He has been participating in Wills Lifestyle India Fashion
Week since 2005
Mr. Chauhan has been passionately working for the cause of his native Bhagalpur masterweavers, and received the ‘Young Entrepreneur Award’ by the British Council in 2009. He
has also been featured in the book called "ECO FASHION", by Sass Brown, capuring him
amongst the very few global designers to preach ethical fashion and successfully scaling it
to newer heights.
He is known for his textures that are created with the use of unusual silk yarns and the
embellishments kept to minimal. He has always worked with the silk and textiles that are
hand woven and hand knitted, 100 per cent eco-friendly textiles. He has also designed a
range of Jodhpur pants made from handloom denim.
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From The Denim Directory
Pacific Denims
Pacific Denims, a 100% export oriented unit
based in Bangladesh is part of the Pacific Group
one of the leading and top listed group of
companies in Bangladesh.
The group employs over 5000 employees
working in different business sectors like
Textiles (Denim Fabrics), steel, mobile
handsets, automobiles, real estate
development, foods & beverages etc. The
modernised industries have helped Pacific
Group gain a high level of reputation as well as
experiencing constant growth and hence
contributing to Bangaldesh's socio-economic
The factory of pacific denims is located within
the Pacific Integrated Industrial Park Ltd. at
Munshiganj. The company has a state-of-art
factory with in-house provision for warping,
dyeing, weaving, finishing and a capacity to
produce 22 million meters of denim fabric per
With a commitment to excellence Pacific Denim
offers a diverse range of world-class denim
fabric in the weight range of 4.50 oz to 14.50 oz.
The fabric range of Pacific comprises of denim
fabric having 100% cotton, cotton stretch,
polyester stretch and Tencel in a variety of
shades including Pure Indigo, Dark Indigo, Blue
Black, Pure Black, Grey, ECRU, and Aqua.
In its efforts to provide innovative fabrics Pacific
Denim not only offers regular weave denim such
as Ring, Slubs, Neppy, Cross Hatch, but also
offers fabric such as broken twill, zig-zag &
herring bone, sateen, dobby, etc. The company
also offers different denim finishes including flat,
coated, Printed, Brushed and Overdyed.
The team at Pacific Denim comprises of a
balanced blend of experienced professionals
with local & foreign expertise. The pacific team
works closely with the customers to cater to their
specific needs and ensure a high level of
customer satisfaction.
The company is supplying their fabric to US as
well as Europe and their clients include leading
global brands Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Zara,
H&M, Wal-mart, among others.
Mr. Shariful Kabir
Deputy General Manager
[email protected]
+880 191 439 3096
May 2015