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Spring 2015 Denim Trend: Distressed Call

Distressed denim is surging, as designers use the treatment not only on pants, but also for feminine skirts and bags.

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Spring 2015 Denim Trend: Hue Said It

Denim takes a soft turn when designers offer classic jeans in a range of pretty pastels.

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Premium Brands Staying Close to Home in L.A.

Rising costs and mounting statutory requirements are failing to push upscale jeans companies outside their California hub.

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Spring 2015 Denim Trend: A Denim Love Story

This season, denim designers were inspired by the style made famous by Ali MacGraw in “Love Story,” showing an effortlessly chic nod to the Seventies.

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Europe's Best Days for Premium Denim Still Ahead

The category’s strong status was evidenced at the recent round of fashion weeks.

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Riding Premium Denim's Third Wave

Upscale jeans makers are working hard to rise above the latest wave of premium denim’s 15-year life cycle, rather than be swept up by it.

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Jeans Market Looks to Reignite Demand

Women’s jeans consumption continues to fall, with retailers working down their inventory positions contributing to a decline in sales.

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Denim's Tough Trail to Asian Acceptance

Denim may be acceptable in nearly any and all situations in the U.S. these days, but in Asia jeans are still seen as utilitarian and casual.

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Berlin's Jeans Footprint Grows

As the German capital gears up for major expansion and upgrading of shopping malls, denim brands from both sides of the Atlantic are streaming into the city.

G-Star Raw Opens Milan Flagship

According to Lorenzo Bassetti, the company will also open a G-Star Raw store in Venice by the end of the year.

Companies Retaliate in ITC Patent Case

Several of the major companies involved in a U.S. International Trade Commission patent infringement case are accusing the complainants of deception.

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