Atelier & Repairs’ new collection refines denim workwear—both in style and substance.
The Los Angeles-based brand, best known for upcycling deadstock garments, teamed with Italian denim mill Candiani Denim to create a unisex collection of utilitarian pieces made with the mill’s Re-Gen fabric.
The 100 percent regenerated denim fabric launched last year as part of Candiani’s 80th anniversary celebrations. No raw cotton is woven into the denim. The denim is composed of 50 percent recycled cotton from Candiani’s own mill and 50 percent Tencel x Refibra lyocell, a blend of wood pulp sourced from responsibly managed forests and recycled cotton scraps.
Additionally, fabrics are finished with a dye and wash technique that requires 30 percent less energy, 50 percent less water and 70 percent fewer chemicals for every pair of jeans, compared to traditional processes.
The collection includes the unlined Alberto blazer, the Luigi coat named after the mill’s second generation manager, the 1950s-inspired Gianluigi blouson and the Braga Tuta, a U.S. Army style coverall. Bottoms include a modernized carpenter pant, a utility jogger and a cinched waistband trouser.
All garments were cut and sewn in the U.S. And each garment features Candiani’s “golden rivet,” the mill’s symbol of quality. The limited-edition line retails for $295-$625.
The collection is available at Atelier & Repairs’ website and the brand’s shop in Los Angeles, Blue in Green in New York, and at Candiani Denim’s recently opened store in Milan.