SS16_KOI_LOOKBOOK (2)With summer in mind, I took a quick peek into the coming spring summer 2016 collection of Dutch brand Kings of Indigo. As I’m getting more into Denim, it would be logical to see how a brand with denim as core, pulls off a collection. I wanted to see how they keep their blue pumping.

The Kings are always inspired by traditional design and production, but the Kings also love innovation. The SS16 collection brings new fits( the Mid rise for men) , innovative printing techniques and quality fabrics, inspired by traditional wear.
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Next to seasonal denims, Kings of Indigo offers a Royal Core program. Denims in classic fits and timeless finishes that are never out of stock or style. Classic blacks and blues for all occasions.

 

Denim apparel

Next to your favorite denims, this season the Kings also present a denim apparel collection.

For men the Kings offer jackets and shirts inspired by traditional work wear. It consists of classic items thast also fit the trend this summer

Natural Indigo and Patchwork

Other items that stand out are the patch worked and padded kimono jackets, which show our love for Japan.  The fabrics used for these items have loads of character. Some fabrics are hand dyed in natural indigo, with one, two and three dips. Also the Kings of Indigo have created several other prints this season, as a screen print based on a polka dot handkerchief from the 1800´s and Japanese indigo floral prints done with ecru and navy. Last but not least an indigo check fabric is produced inspired by a natural indigo fabric from the early 1900´s the Kings bought in Japan, a handloom masterpiece made with super irregular slubs. All these fabrics together create the beautiful pieces, each fabric telling their own story.

Next to this traditional patchwork technique the Kings also bring a new innovative way of print developing. The art of digital printing allows the Kings to create traditional artworks in a innovative way. Giving us a different take on denim. What do you guys think of the collection?

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