Friday, September 11, 2009
R13 Is Jean-Ious
Attention, denim hounds: there’s a new line vying for your attention. And trust us, it’s amazing. R13 is produced in Italy from Turkish denim, but the edgy, rocker silhouettes are equal parts Tokyo and NYC. While labels like Current/Elliott and PRPS have cornered the high-end jean market with their slouchy, distressed boyfriend styles, R13 is more about sleek indigo versions of your most-loved skinnies and straight-legs. The special stretch material they weave into each pair ensures a fit that molds to your body and only gets better with wear. They offer some avant-garde cuts, too, like a harem style with foldover waistband. And to complete the look? There are biker jackets constructed from vintage calfskin that can only be described as bad-ass.
Available for fall 2009 at Barneys, Opening Ceremony, www.lagarconne.com, and specialty boutiques.