Product Introspection: Social Sculpture Denim Vol.2

18.02.13

Dissertations

Social Sculpture Denim

Fabrics

A denim fabric woven with an old-fashioned power loom using rope-dyed yarn that has a dark blue exterior and white core.

The yarn, which is blended with fibers of various lengths, and the loom used to slowly weave it with a high-density finish, combine to create an uneven surface texture to the fabric, creating beautiful denim possessing strength and expressiveness.

A behind-the-scenes look of the weaving process of the "RED EDGE" Series denim, a new addition to the SS18 collection.

・Brown Selvedge Denim
14oz
Used in [UNWASHED] Series

・Blue Selvedge Denim
13oz and 14oz
Used in [DAMAGED], [CRASH] and [DRY] Series
Different fabric thicknesses are utilized depending on the type of the final finishing process.

・Red Selvedge Denim
15oz
Used in [UNWASHED RED EDGE] and [RAW] Series
A denim fabric made with the deepest colored yarn possible, which utilizes the rope dyeing method. Compared to the "Brown Selvedge," the fabric has a deeper blue color and this deep hue can be retained for a longer period of time. Also, the fabric is woven at a setting with a lower tension compared to the "Brown Selvedge," so the uneven texture of the fabric becomes even more evident as the denim gets worn.

Silhouette comparison: In order from left to right, "01 UNWASHED RED EDGE," "01 SLIM UNWASHED RED EDGE," "03 UNWASHED RED EDGE."

Silhouette, Details

・01
CLASSIC STRAIGHT with SELVEDGE. Straight leg, high rise, button fly, selvedge outseam, natural-dyed buckskin patch, and hidden interior zip back pocket.

・01 SLIM
CLASSIC TAPERED with SELVEDGE. Slightly tapered leg, button fly, selvedge outseam, natural-dyed buckskin patch, and hidden interior zip back pocket.

・03
REGULAR SLIM with NO SELVEDGE. Tapered leg, zippered fly, natural-dyed buckskin patch, and hidden interior zip back pocket.

Silhouette comparison: In order from left to right, "04 UNWASHED RED EDGE," "10 UNWASHED RED EDGE," "11 UNWASHED RED EDGE."

・04
SLIM with NO SELVEDGE. Tapered leg, low rise, zippered fly, natural-dyed buckskin patch, and hidden interior zip back pocket.

・10
CROPPED SLIM with SELVEDGE. Tapered leg, low rise, cropped length, button fly, selvedge outseam, natural-dyed buckskin patch, and hidden interior zip back pocket.

・11
SLIM STRAIGHT with SELVEDGE. Slightly tapered leg, button fly, selvedge outseam, natural-dyed buckskin patch, and hidden interior zip back pocket.

・DRY DENIM 3
SLIM STRAIGHT with SELVEDGE, Slightly tapered leg, button fly, selvedge outseam, "N" hand-stitched embroidery with natural-dyed buckskin patch, and hidden interior zip back pocket.

Left: "101 DAMAGED," Right: "101 JUMBO UNWASHED."

・101
DENIM JACKET with SELVEDGE detailing. Regular silhouette with a slightly elongated body length, natural-dyed buckskin patch, and hidden zippered pockets.

・101 JUMBO
JUMBO DENIM JACKET with SELVEDGE detailing. Wider silhouette with a slightly elongated body length, natural-dyed buckskin patch, and hidden zippered pockets.

Finishing processing comparison: In order from left to right, "UNWASHED," "DAMAGED," "DRY" processing

Finishing

・UNWASHED, RAW
After weaving, the "UNWASHED" denim is treated with a soaping and sanforization process. The "RAW" denim offers a more natural expression as it is woven and left unfinished without any application of the aforementioned processes. You can enjoy beautiful color fading with both models through natural wear-and-tear combined with washing.

・DAMAGED, CRASH
This denim was distressed by hand. The numbers following the processing names represent different finishing that the fabric has undergone, where each type features a different shade of blue, along with damaged finishing or processing in areas unique to each model number.

・DRY
A special process was applied to remove the oil content of the fiber for this denim, which features a dry, vintage-like feel created by pre-shrinking the fabric. Each pair is distressed and finished by hand, and features a unique, one-of-a-kind look and texture.

"CRASH" processing, 0118105005041 SS JOURNEYMAN PANTS TACKED CRASH

The "GIANT DENIM" was produced as part of an installation for the SS18 collection. It is currently on display at the visvim flagship store.
Left: 0118105006008 SS 101 JKT GIANT UNWASHED, Right: 0118105005042 SOCIAL SCULPTURE 01 SLIM GIANT UNWASHED

> Product Introspection: Social Sculpture Denim Vol.1

> Product Introspection: DRY DENIM®

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