Raw Essentials Spring/Summer 2016
by Lars Tibben / posted on 11/11/2015
RAW Essentials is the premium denim collection from industry pioneers G-Star RAW. This season the collection revives the women’s range, and offers re-issues of the G-Star Elwood 5620 jeans in exceptionalRed Listing Madison denim for both him and her.
The G-Star Elwood 5620 jeans are one of the brand’s most iconic denim designs. With 2016 marking the 20-year anniversary of the style, RAW Essentials is highlighting it with a tapered-fit version for men and boyfriend-fit for women – both cut from Red Listing Madison denim.
Woven on Cone Denim’s antique machines at their White Oak® plant in the North Carolina, USA, Madison denim is an 11oz 3×1 twill featuring localised rust marks and vertical slub characteristics. Enchanced by the slub, the rich washes are based on workwear found in the plant’s archives. Legend has it that these garments were discovered in a two-room shack where sharecroppers had once lived. Inside the 1900s-era frame house that was littered with magazines and newspapers was a pile of well-worn denim garments, which had fallen through a sagging ceiling from the attic above – now brought back to life in the RAW Essentials collection.
The RAW Essential Spring/Summer ’16 collection is available at selected stores and online as of February 2016.
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