DENIM MAKING WITH MOHSIN
The last two days of Denim course were practical classes dedicated to making denim. The students got to cut & sew a Selvedge Jean, step by step from chalking, cutting and completion. Supported by the knowledge and guidence of Mohsin Sajid and supplied with all textile materials, buttons, rivets, pocketing etc. students made their own premium jeans!
Read more about Mohsin here
JACOB COHEN & MYR PRESENTATION
Standing out with its ”total look” collections for a sophisticated clientele Jacob Cohen is one of the first luxury denim brands. They made a presentation of the brand inimatable features – fine fabrics and refined detailing.
A presentation of the software MYR gave new perspectives on creating and prototyping collections. The system makes it easier for creatives to visualize their prototypes in a fast and high quality manner and it’s helpful for garment makers to project and present customized solutions to their clients. Our students had the chance to discover how it works!
VISIT TO SEI LASER
Day 5 of the Denim course is dedicated to digital laser systems. A whole new world of eco-sustainable production replacing traditional methods of fading, abrasion, decoration, marking, engraving and cutting jeans, finished garments and fabrics is being revealed to our students.
A lesson on the limitless possibilities of jeans finishing and freedom of creation suported by user-friendly softwares and flexible processing systems.
Find more about denim laser here
A DAY AT CANDIANI MILL
In 75 years of experience Candiani grew to become one of the World’s finest and most sustainable denim mill. We were there and saw all the steps of the production chain from the raw cotton fibres to the finished denim textile.
Newest researches on reduction of water and chemicals in the fabric production and jeans washing processes were introduced to the students. An really exciting journey in the future of denim fibers and dyeing technologies.
Find more about Candiani’s biodegradable projects here
VISIT TO HUB1922
After two days of intensive theoretical classes we are moving forward to a more practical experience. Day 3 of the Denim course was an organized visit to the creative space HUB1922 established by Rudolph Group – a leading manufacturer of products for the the textile industry.
Students were introduced to technological and aesthetical innovations in garment processing and had the possibilty to learn by doing. They had a presentation of various machinery for fading and washing. A lecture on new sustainable chemistry and the future goals in textile manufacturing rounded up the experience.
Learn more about HUB1922 here
Denim Institute Milano invites you to an Open day with presentation of the new Denim course. You will have the chance to meet personally coordinators, tutors and students.
Where: Instituto di Moda Burgo, Piazza San Babila 5, MI When: 5th November, 18.00 h
We are looking forward to meeting you!
RIVET 50 INDEX for 2019
Rivet 50 serves an index of the most creative and forward-thinking leaders driving change in the global denim marketplace.
We are honoured to learn that this year Cristian Murianni was nominated and chosen by the denim industry as one of the import influencers along other industry leaders.
Read the whole interview here.
INTERVIEW with MOHSIN SAJID
denim designer and educator
HI, CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND… HOW DID YOU GET PASSIONATE WITH DENIM?
I knew I wanted to be a Fashion Designer when I was very young, about 8 / 9 years old. I studied Fashion and Textiles at college. At university I studied Fashion Design in England in both Mens and Womens. After I graduated I worked for a number of denim companies, from Levis Japan, Evisu, Edwin, DKNY and Timberland plus many more – after 10 years working in the business, I started to think about my own brand, then ENDRIME slowly started. But for me it was being invited to Cone Denim College back in 2005, which truly kick started it all, where i did a 3 day work shop learning about Denim Production.
WHICH ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTIC FOR A NICE FABRIC?
It’s all about the cotton, the type of loom it was made on selvedge looms, and natural indigo content. Plus the weaver who made the denim. All these variables effect the outlook of the denim. Plus in Japan it’s perfect place to make denim, because if the water quality, mineral and PH content is nothing like any where in the world. Perfect for denim production.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE WASHING AND THE TREATMENTS?
We sell RAW denim, but every season we also do seasonal washing treatments – that help to tell our story. The last few seasons it’s been about Depression era washes – and trying to replicate those washes on our ENDRIME garments. Finding the right kind of fabric is key. As most of these reference garments come from the 1940s and 1950s – so in most cases we have to find the right denim match this. We of course enjoy breaking in our own denim but we know most customers enjoy it also when its pre-worn.
Looking forward to Mohsins 2 day denim making class!
UNEXPECTED ASSOCIATIONS COLLECTION
A collection inspired by the Barracks Bag of U.S. Navy that were initially made of raw denim and then personalized by each soldiers’ name and serial number. On the garments are reproduced the individuality and the very personal expression of some bags as inspiration for uniqeness. The Unexpected Associations collection was designed by Gordon Muir owner of LABOR MADE and was made with materials treated with latest conscious chemistry by RUDOLF HUB 1922 and then assembled in an unexpected ways.
Denim Institute will organize a visit to HUB1922 during the 2-week Denim course.