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Denim News and Reviews With Empress of Virtue The Denim Revolutionist.

Interview With Denim Print Maker and Designer of Clockworks Press Co.

We attended the April 6, 2019 New York Denim Hangs and had the privilege of meeting some amazing New York City Denim designers and learning more about the history of denim and New York City’s place in denim history. This all took place in the amazing workshop of Slightly Alabama located at 350 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014.

Among the attendees was Holly E. Brown the owner, designer, and denim print maker of the amazing print company, Clockworks Press. We caught up with Holly who was kind enough to give us an interview.

All the Links for this video are below:

Empress of Virtue| Denim Revolution : Instagram| @EmpressofVirtue… : Facebook | @EmpressofVirtue : Twitter | @EmpressofVirtue

Clockworks Press Co. : Instagram | @Clockworkspress… : Facebook | @Clockworkspress… : Website | : You can also see this video of Clockworks Press studio blog at the following link, Click here

New York Denim Hangs : Instagram | @NYdenimhangs Bringing together New York’s denim lovers

Slightly Alabama : Instagram | @SlightlyAlabama… : Facebook | @SlightlyAlabama : Website | : About Slightly Alabama – “Slightly Alabama is a brand of leather goods founded in 2013 by Dana Glaeser. Operating as a small atelier, we produce limited quantity leather bags, wallets, belts, cases and accessories. Our products are designed and manufactured in our Ridgewood, NY studio where we focus on developing expertise in design through traditional techniques and processes.” Slightly Alabama carried other craftsman brands such as: Freenote Cloth ; L.G.R ; Gola ; Grifter ; The Alabama Sweet Tea Company ; Empire Apothecary

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Denim on denim is a trend celebrating the double denim look of the 80’s and 90’s. Fabrication and washes are the tastes of the authentic denim. Ring spun denim and red selvedge denim jeans are in great demand right now. You may even join Denim lovers groups affectionately called, “denim heads.”

As 2019 came around, women’s denim trends including women’s denim on denim fashion is in increasingly high demand. Detail, shape, and style are the main elements to look for. While raw denim is more main stream and most popular among men, women are joining the raw denim heads and putting their own stamp on the denim fashion industry.

Off the shoulder and the wrong buttoning make the look more stylish, feminine, with a little bit of street style. Patchwork denim and fringes and ripped off are basic touches to adding more design elements to denim which is appealing to female denim lovers. Other options to consider as a female denim lover are oversized jackets paired with skinny denim jeans, wide jeans, super tight and super long are options for sexy or boyish approaches. One piece of denim is not enough, add another piece and double it up. Complete your denim on denim look with a denim necklace or denim bracelet or denim earrings and you would have more than enhanced the trend and officially joined the denim revolution.

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Join us for the 20th Annual Denim Day!

On April 24, 2019, millions of people across the world will wear jeans with a purpose, support survivors, and educate themselves and others about all forms of sexual violence.

There is no excuse and never an invitation to rape

For the past 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The campaign began after a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped the person who raped her remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape. In this sexual violence prevention and education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence.

Denim Day is April 24, 2019!

Italy, 1990s

The Denim Day story begins in Italy in 1992, when an 18-year old girl was raped by the 45-year old driving instructor who was taking her to her very first driving lesson. He took her to an isolated road, pulled her out of the car, removed her jeans and forcefully raped her.

She reports the rape and the perpetrator is arrested and prosecuted. He is then convicted of rape and sentenced to jail. Years later, he appealed the conviction claiming that they had consensual sex. The Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction and the perpetrator was released. A statement from the Court argued that because the victim was wearing very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was not rape but consensual sex. This became known throughout Italy as the “jeans alibi.”

Enraged by the verdict, the women in the Italian Parliament launched a protest wearing jeans on the steps of the Supreme Court. This protest was picked up by international media which inspired the California Senate and Assembly to do the same on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento. Patti Occhiuzzo Giggans, Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, saw this in the media and thought everyone should be wearing jeans to protest all of the myths about why women and girls are raped. Denim Day in LA was born. The first Denim Day in LA event was held in April of 1999, and has continued annually since.

For more information on the case, visit The New York Times’ coverage.

To learn more about Denim Days and how you may participate visit

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Everywhere nowadays the craze is to grab something rebellious. In fashion Denim is the final word in today’s world. Lots of people are addicted towards this brawny cotton warp-faced textile. This, in a word, has revolutionized the western outfit fashion trend and has even shed new light on the Japanese Denim industry.

Denim not only confines within fabrics, but also various other products.

DENIM NECKLACE:  This textile jewelry has a very trendy and easy going nature with different western outfit. Denim collar necklace with denim tassels, denim petals collar necklace, etc. can both be worn with sweater, as well as shirts.

DENIM EARRINGS: Faded plum denim earrings, denim bow earrings, denim pom pom earrings, etc. are some examples that you will find here. These are of incredibly light weight and easy to wear.

DENIM BRACELET: Denim tropical vibes cuff bracelet, denim bracelet, etc. are adjustable and complement both semi casual and casual looks.

The rejuvenation that this comfortable, adaptable, stylish fabric is experiencing is unparalleled. Almost the entire world has appreciated the sustainable denim fashion. Many are there who feel nostalgic about denim as it had been there, are there, and will be there forever. Hence Denim revolution has put the entire world at awe.

Love and Blessings Always,

The Denim Revolutionist, Empress of Virtue

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5 Brands Better Than Levi’s (Women’s) by An Ex Levis Employee

Hey guys!

Not sure how many women follow this thread but I just went to a denim product knowledge event and learned a lot about other brands in the market that do way more for women than Levi’s does.

501’s are notorious for leaving gaps at the waist, being uncomfortable to wear, and bulging in random places. If you’re a true 100% denim girl check out Boyish Jeans ! They have the same worn-in look as a 501 and mold to your body overtime while also being softer and (imo) better fitting to your unique body. They also use 100% recycled denim with better fades and use 0 plastic!!

711 Skinnys are a staple for people who want a simple skinny without looking like a teenager. Today I discovered AG-ED Denim which accomplishes the cigarette skinny leg to a T. While maintaining the same silhouette as a 711, they use only 2% elastane (plastic) instead of mostly viscose and polyester. They also offer higher quality color washes and a greater variety of lengths for those looking for a true skinny or an ankle crop skinny.

For 311 wearers I learned about Good American which carries 00 all the way up to plus size denim meant for comfort. They tailor the features (pockets, distress) of their jeans to each individual size so the fit flatters you at any size. This jean is great for women with hips who need the waistline to move with them while also being on trend with crops and various styles. They even make maternity jeans! This brand has really got it down when it comes to high fashion that meets the demands of all shapes and sizes (but mostly on the petite side).

For altered / LVC/ high water/ straight legs fans, I recommend Mother produced and designed in Los Angeles. Unlike Levis, Mother delivers high fashion denim at a premium price due to still being woven and manufactured in the United States. Mother is identified for their chewed and step fray leg finishes, wide leg openings, and being one of the very first brands to ever incorporate the side racer stripe which you now see on many Levi’s. They carry a wider variety of straight legs, flares, kick flares, and bootcut than Levi’s and is definitely worth checking out if you prefer the boho relaxed vintage look.

Also a direct competitor to LVC / famous levi’s rivets, look no further than Rag & Bone. When it comes to quality this brand is all about details using materials from army manufacturers, to backyard grown indigo, maximum utility pockets, to strategically placed marks and accents. They carry low to super high rises that are true to style and don’t vary based on your size due to stretchy organic blends of EME (T400 Lycra), lyocell, and cotton while minimizing elastane that you find in nearly all Levis. Also check out the rest of the clothing on their site. They have more to offer than the basics Levis carries that are supposed to be high fashion.

Hope this helps spread the word that there’s hope for women who don’t fit into Levi’s!! I guarantee you the washes and materials on these brands will make it worth the price before you drop $100 on some plastic 🙂

Blog written by, Sydneyp92


Disclaimer: All credit for the content of this blog post is given to Sydneyp92 . Empress of Virtue’s only credit is that we seek be the curators of all things Denim and Jeans by supplying our own and compiling existing articles, blogs, excerpts, quotes, and fun facts written about Denim / Jeans in one place for your convenience.