We had the privilege of finding out about another great new concept this week. Nadel and Pen is the new denim brand from designer, Tilmann Wröbel. Born in 1964 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Tilmann travelled to Paris in the 80’s and enrolled as a student fashion designer. He earned experience working with the most prestigious names in Haute Couture such as Christian Dior and Nina Ricci. During the past few years, Tilmann has made a name for himself in the denim industry, creating collections for clients such as DC shoes, Quiksilver, Roxy and most recently, Lee Cooper. His remarkable knowledge of denim has led to him creating his own brand, Nadel and Pen.
The first collection, designed to be presented at the Interselection 2009 trade fair, consists of six models of jeans in several fabrics and washes. Stretch denim, rigid and vintage; « dirty », « dark used » or « brut » washed. This first collection is for fashion lovers and for those who are looking for authentic and affordable products. Each pair of Nadel and Pen jeans contains two texts; a message containing some of the partly unknown history of denim and a universal recommendation – DO NOT WASH!
Whether you are a professional from the textile industry or just passionate about fashion, each one of the fifteen garments from the first Nadel & Pen collection gives you the opportunity to learn about a part of the history of denim.
Nadel and Pen strives to remind people that jeans were originally worn for work and were never washed. You could guess a person’s profession just by looking at the creasing and wear of their jeans. Everyone seems to wear jeans but few know the particularities which make denim unique. To acquire an individual and vintage look, jeans must be worn in with the friction of everyday life. Colour will gradually fade, revealing the white weft of the denim, producing a natural 3D effect. You don’t wash a good pair of jeans, you air them. With a denim expert at the helm, Denim Geek is looking forward to future collections from this up and coming denim brand.
For more information on Nadel and Pen, check out www.monsieur-t.com.