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Launches & Releases: Current/Elliott Denim

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Denim label Current/Elliott launches this month, hitting Barneys New York first with nationwide distribution to follow. LA stylists Merrit Elliott and Emily Current, the duo behind the line, got a big thumbs up in Vogue's July issue, which describes the label as "...the most refreshing denim line to come out of LA's jean scene in a long, long time." The concept behind the line—taking vintage styles such as worn-in Levi's and Lee originals and giving them a modern, flattering fit—is not new, but the execution in the form of high-waisted flared to skinny fit jeans, as well as vests, shrunken jackets, dresses and skirts looks pretty meticulous. From the article, save two two American-made fabrics, "Current/Elliott jeans are made from new sweater-soft Japanese denim..." Of course, you pay for that sort of detail and high-end fabrication with the boyfriend jean running $206. We couldn't find a site for the label yet, We only found a little bit of press, but we predict beaucoup attention to come. For more lookbook pics, check here and here.
· After the gold rush [Vogue]
· Current/Elliott [currentelliott.com]