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Jil Sander Releases a Japanese-Inspired Denim Capsule

Minimalist designer Jil Sander released a denim and jersey capsule collection called “Fire Made in Japan.” The capsule, which includes women and menswear, is focused on premium denim entirely made in Japan.

The inspiration for the collection was yakisugi, the Japanese tradition of charring wood. This treatment creates an elegantly cracked and dark, glossy charcoal effect. The color palette of the line is charcoal, dusky rose and black.

The line is formed around shiny, coated denim pieces and also includes a series of graphic T-shirts decorated with mechanical creatures and roses.

t-shirt cropThe collection is inspired by denim as a series of complementary values—taking a cue from grunge but also focused on luxury—dark in palette but soft in texture.

The collection is being sold at the popular Japanese department store Isetan Shinjuku.