The brotherly love between Denham the Jeanmaker founder Jason Denham and Candiani Denim owner Alberto Candiani is evident in a new highly exclusive collaboration.
This week the duo unveiled The Originals, a 32-piece collection of men’s jeans that combines “the history, experience and fabric treatment know-how of Candiani Denim” with the “original style and attention to detail” of Denham.
The collection includes a never-before-seen version of Denham’s iconic Razor model in four washes: Chevy, Midnight Sky, Rumble Fish and Sphynx. Mending, destruction and fades give the jeans a worn-in look.
The Razor is Denham’s most popular jeans fit for men, designed with a modern fit that is slim from the seat through the thigh, knee and ankle.
A long-time supplier of the Dutch denim brand, Candiani Denim unveiled a limited-edition collection at the Candiani Store in Milan during Milan Fashion Week. The jeans, sold exclusively at the store, retail for 250 euros (approximately $273).
The collection was feted with a party that mixed denim heads with fashionistas, and in true Candiani fashion, spilled out onto the streets.
In an interview with Rivet, Denham named Candiani Denim, a long-time supplier, as one of its most important collaborators. “We have a great history together and a great working relationship,” he said. “We both respect and appreciate the history of our industry, but we both have a shared appetite for innovation.”
Earlier this year, Candiani opened the doors to its first retail store. Along with serving as a platform for the mill to share its history and provide an insider’s view of the denim-making process, the store is a showcase of the mill’s brand partners, including Denham.
“The brands found in the store are considered our top clients, identified by Candiani’s ‘Golden Rivet, our highest quality seal and co-branding tool,” Candiani told Rivet. “They were selected because their values fall in line with ours: history, loyalty, collaborations, activations and sustainable innovations.”