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Denim Reads: Streetwear Takes The Rose Bowl Flea; Is Designer Denim Back?

The revival of ’70s fashion and theatrical dresses brought excitement to the Spring/Summer 2020 runway. But as fashion month comes to a close this week, some of the biggest stories are taking place behind the scenes.

From a looming recession and the debate on designer denim, to strong statements about sustainability, here’s a look at some of our favorite denim reads from around the web.

In the Age of the Yellow Vests, Designer Jeans. Really?

During a time when France continues to see social and economic inequality protests and a global recession looms, The New York Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman questions why one buzzed-about designer at Paris Fashion Week is banking on designer denim. Read the full story here.

McCartney’s Plea for Planet After Deal with Fashion’s Richest Man

Following a heated week of protests and speeches addressing climate change inaction, the Spring/Summer 2020 catwalk Monday in Paris was a platform for designer Stella McCartney to make her plea for sustainability in fashion. Read the full article by Agence France Presse here.

At the Rose Bowl Flea Market, Vintage Streetwear Draws a Crowd

While the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Los Angles is a known hub for vintage denim, the monthly flea is increasingly becoming a source for throwback streetwear and vintage merch gear. The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the budding resale business. Read the full article here.

What Went Down at the Gap x I-D Denim Futures Events

Throughout September, I-D teamed with Gap in London to help promote sustainability and brainstorm ways to advance better manufacturing. I-D takes a look back at the events, which included workshops, DIY classes and a conversation between London-based designer Bethany Williams and Sapna Brooks, the buying director Gap EU. Read the full article here.