Anatomy Of A Jean

16 May

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From wedding dresses to doilies, lace has a way of softening up anything it adorns. This season it’s being combined with vintage washed denim in a way that juxtaposes hard and sodt, feminine and functional. The process of creating The Skinny in Embellished Metallic Denim is about as intricate as the lace pattern that emblazoned down the front panel of the pants itself. The result is an attention grabbing pair of jeans with a metallic sheen that radiates depth and texture while illuminating any look.


The front panels of the skinny jeans in their raw denim form are cut drom the pant and sent off to an embroidery house so the lace pattern can be applied. The embroidery process take approximately 6 hours to complete both panels. There are a total of 240,00 stitches on each leg.


The panels arrive back at the factory and are constructed back onto the Skinny jeans, then sent off to the washhouse to undergo a 45 minute stone washing and 10 minute bleach process, in order to achieve a vintage look. The previously raw denim is now 10 times lighter than when it started.


Once the jeans dry, a metallic foil heat transfer is applied to the top of the lace. It’s laid on top of each leg and put into a heat transfer. The heat seals in the metallic coating and is particularly noticeable on the more raised parts of the lace.

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A heavy, super stretch denim is used in the construction of this style so that it can withstand being embroidered without puckering.


The custom designed lace pattern was inspired by Gros Point de Venise lace, which was seen all over the Spring 2013 runways.


The light pearl coating brings out more depth and texture in the lace and denim. Texture is a major trend for 7 For All Mankind as it brings a fresh, fashion-forward feel to denim.

Get more insider tips and trend reports from our newest issue of Denim Dossier here. And while you’re at it, enter to win $10,000 cash before it’s too late.

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