The spring issue celebrates denim's next era—a time when consumers are embracing new fits, mills are using sustainable ingredients and designers are creating for a virtual world. Y2K-inspired trends are delivering heaps of color and sex appeal. Virtual retail is entering a new stratosphere through the metaverse, and brands—both heritage stalwarts established in the early 1900s and 'It' labels from the 2000s—are laser focused on the future.
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Despite price increases and demand for comfort, denim experts expect strong growth in 2022.
Designers are enjoying consumers' willingness to try new fits, but how long can the good times roll?
From flare to wide-leg, brands' reveal their roomiest fits.
Fall/Winter 22-23 Runway Report
Denim bounced back onto the runway with upcycled fabrics, Y2K themes and laser prints.
True Religion CEO Michael Buckley shares how he's repositioning the 2000s brand for all ages.
Y2K fashion is back in full force.
(Virtual) Reality Show
Is the metaverse denim's next frontier?
Wrangler's 75th anniversary shines a spotlight on the heritage brand's future.
The Plant Base
Fans of Lenzing Group's Tencel reflect on the fiber's 30-years of impact
Finding a Voice
Nien Hsing Textile Co. was a tipping point in the denim industry's history of violence against women.
Denim mills around the world gamble on the cost of cotton — and everything else.
As nearshoring surges, Latin America's denim industry reaps the rewards.
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