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Citizens of LA

So, I recently popped over to Hollywoodland to keep a check on things out there. I stayed at the rather fabulous Sunset Tower Hotel. It’s an Art Deco dream. It’s also a hop, skip and jump from my favourite LA pancake pitstop, Mel’s diner: 


Whilst in town, I went to see the supreme kings of LA denim, Jerome Dahan and Adriano Goldschmied who are the duo behind  cult label Citizens of Humanity. They showed me round their rather chic downtown design studio. Here’s one of their mood boards:


Here’s a pair of sweet dungarees that will basically MAKE SPRING HAPPEN:



Here’s Fassbender looking lovely on another mood board:



They had some genius reference books in their library. This was my favourite:


They have an amazing laser machine which they use to create precise distress marks on their samples:


They also have some awesome graffiti by Risk and Retna outside:


Each jean is made up of 14 parts. It is a meticulous process creating each pair. Every pair is worked on by hand at several stages – they even sand them down (by hand) to create the perfect worn in softness that they’re famous for. Here are some fresh pairs:


Then they fed me an ice cream sandwich. Thank GOD boyfriend jeans are back in.


It was delicious.

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