As 2015 begins to unfold, British designer Clothsurgeon makes the announcement that this year will see the brand expand into denim.
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Rav Matharu’s Clothsurgeon brand. He’s doing something good and doing it well. So, we got a little excited when we saw the above image and the casual announcement that this year he would be incorporating a denim line into the brand. Wether you know it or not, denim is a seemingly endless pit of knowledge, history, intrigue and culture, all represented in one material. It’s most probably the most important development in modern fashion and had huge cultural impact over the last 140+ years, going from workwear to high fashion.
Currently, the above image is all we know about the forthcoming Clothsurgeon denim line, showing a pair of jeans and a denim jacket. We asked Rav to give us a bit of insight into why he’s decided to venture into denim, where the inspiration came from and what we can expect …
“I have always been a denim enthusiast and obsessed with vintage Americana for so many years. My OCD kind of personality told me that I have to choose one denim brand and stick to that, and I always chose to wear Levi’s Vintage Clothing LVC. Favourite pair probably being the 1901 501 Indigo Immortal. The back story has always intrigued me and the reasons why some jeans have certain fits and details is almost like a history, an evolution of the working class.
For the first Clothsurgeon denim collection I decided to use 14.5oz selvage Japanese denim, unwashed and also a drastic wash with extremely varied fits. I pretty much made what I like to wear, referencing various archives and my personal pieces that I have worn for years. It’s an exciting new stage in the brand that I hope to develop as seasons go on.”
Stay tuned for more info closer to release. In the mean time, check out the Clothsurgeon website for more on the brand.