DENHAM x THE A.C.F. x UNITED ARROWS & SONS COLLABORATE TO CREATE AN EXCLUSIVE APRON DESIGN
This Spring, Denham launches an exclusive 3-way “collusion” Tailor’s Apron. The project has been inspired by last year’s demonstration/exhibition by the A.C.F.; The Hard Graft – The DJ Technique Applied to Menswear. Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of Art Comes First partnered with Denham's Design Director, Liam Maher to mount the event in Florence, New York, Copenhagen and Las Vegas celebrating hybridization in menswear and provoking their peers in the industry. True to Denham's mantra – Worship Tradition, Destroy Convention – the events witnessed the deconstruction and reconstruction of iconic menswear garments. At each leg of the tour, the A.C.F. crew appeared outfitted in Denham's trademark selvedge denim aprons. Longtime supporters of both the A.C.F. and Denham, United Arrows & Sons commissioned a customized design of the apron inspired by the Hard Graft events. Jason and the rest of the Denham crew were happy to oblige and worked closely with the A.C.F. to develop a special design capturing the spirit of the original Hard Graft – grafting together the design ethos of both the A.C.F. and Denham. The Aprons will be available in limited quantities only at United Arrows & Sons in Japan.
Apron design features;
• Virgin Denim Cloth
• Unique Sport-Coat Lapel Suspension Concept
• Generous Pocketing including High Chest Scissor Holster
• Denham Hardware Throughout
• Custom A.C.F. X Denham X United Arrows & Sons’s commemorative Insignias
ABOUT UNITED ARROWS
Internationally respected multi-brand store United Arrows offers dressy clothing and goods for fashion-savvy men and women who enjoy elegant, quality products.
They offer their private brand collection with timeless value, capturing key essences of the season, as well as a selection of high-end designers around the world.
ABOUT THE A.C.F
Founded in London Art Comes First was created by former Savile Row designer Sam Lambert and media artist Shaka Maidoh to provide a conceptual platform for both their formal work as a styling and design duo as well as their non-commercial research and more art-oriented activity. Their formal projects have included design commissions for high profile European labels, double-label collaborations with brands like PONY, styling assignments for Super Duper Hats, Spencer Hart, Ozwald Boateng, Kanye West, Yasin Bey and Liberty Fairs as well as limited edition capsules like The Coal collection presented at Harvey Nichols and United Arrows. Their more art-meets-fashion undertakings have included noncommercial projects for The Sartorialist, the Pitti Uomo and many others.
Founded in Amsterdam in 2008, DENHAM was established by Englishman and internationally respected jeanmaker Jason Denham. Collections include a full range of styles for men and women across both tops and bottom categories but the core of the brand is firmly rooted in the premium denim segment. The 5-pocket range expresses a refined modernist sensibility and features an impressive array of signature details and subtle construction innovations. But Denham’s real distinction comes from the brand’s dedication to reproducing completely natural wear-patterns and laundry techniques which are characterized both by the careful balance of high and low fade-tones as well as three-dimensional aging processes. Denham’s seasonal collections of jackets, knits, shirts and jersey are distinguished by their unique use of vintage research and their original blend of contemporary design refinement while always maintaing a deeply authentic jeans attitude.