Trends

The new ways to wash

A closer look at the latest washes and fabric treatments from eight pioneering jeans brands

1. DIESEL’S 3D EVOLUTION TEXTURE EXPOSURE TREATMENT

This denim marries Diesel’s unusual washes and coatings with experimental textures. Striped ‘Braddom’ jeans £220, navy shirt £90 and brown belt £60 all by DIESEL; diesel.com (main image)

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2. PRPS’ ENZYME STONE BLEACH WASH

This Japanese denim has undergone heavy enzyme, stone, bleach and sulphur dying processes. Grey wash jeans £560 by PRPS NOIR; coggles.com

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3. LEVI’S WATER<LESS RANGE

The jeanswear brand has reduced the amount of water used in the production of its washes by 20 million litres a year. ‘Water<Less’ 501 jeans in ‘Glassy River’ £80 by LEVI’S; levi.com

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4. DENIM & SUPPLY RALPH LAUREN’S TACOMA WASH

This denim has destruction along edges, uneven bleaching and local staining. ‘Tacoma’ wash slim jeans £140 by DENIM & SUPPLY RALPH LAUREN; ralphlauren.com

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5. LEE’S DRY KAIHARA DENIM

To achieve its 23oz weight, this denim has been woven on a specialised narrow loom. Dry 23oz selvedge 101 Z jeans £210 by LEE 101; oipolloi.com

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6. REPLAY’S LASERBLAST PROCESS

This process implements lasers for a ‘used’ look without chemicals and dyes. ‘Waitom’ Laserblast 502 904 recycled red-cast denim jeans £115 by REPLAY; replay.it

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7. G-STAR RAW’S VINTAGE MEDIUM-AGED FINISH

This aged denim has 3D moulded knees and a 3D back pocket with wallet mark. ‘Raw Essentials’ 3301 straight denim jeans £199 by G-STAR RAW; g-star.com

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8. NATURAL SELECTION DENIM’S SADDLE FINISH

Made with organic Zimbabwean cotton, this denim has been weather beaten with creasing and dirt effects. ‘Smith’ Saddle jeans £180 by NATURAL SELECTION DENIM; nsdenim.com