BEHIND EVERY RESTORATION THERE’S A STORY

    We believe that jeans get better with time – repaired, rebuilt and restored. This season, we’ve followed three inspiring denim-lovers – follow their journeys and the denim stories behind them.

    COLLECTING PIECES. MAKING CRAFT.

    As we celebrate the craftsmanship behind loved products and their stories, this season’s denim brings time-honoring skills and techniques back to life.

    Each one-of-a-kind piece is layered with references and a rich patina of everyday life – preserving the past, capturing the present and inspiring the future.

    The Denim Collector

    Daniel Werner is a Berlin-based collector and hunter of all things denim. The pieces he collects are mostly hidden treasures with a story of craftsmanship behind them.

    Based in the German capital – a city that honors the past as much as him – Daniel can be spotted on any given day at either an old record shop or a vintage market. For him, objects with a story end up being timeless.

    Precision Repairs

    To reconstruct specific areas of damage and extend a garment’s life, our denim experts have added mended abrasions found on vintage motorcycle gear. Reinforced stitches, now featured on the knees, replicate a fully worn-in Elwood, resulting in a classic G-Star style with stitches that bring back personal memories.

    Moto Restored

    This season, we’ve replicated classic methods used when garments were repeatedly fixed to extend their life. These restored pieces have been finished with all-over distressing and patching from our in-house reconstruction experts – an ode to your favorite denim pieces in summer-ready fabrics.

    BEHIND EVERY RESTORATION THERE’S A STORY

    We believe that jeans get better with time – repaired, rebuilt and restored. This season, we’ve followed three inspiring denim-lovers – follow their journeys and the denim stories behind them.

    When Extremes Collide

    Our summer interpretations of restored workwear now come together with repairs reminiscent of motorcycle clothing, resulting in the two extremes put together as one: the tough biker aesthetic in one extreme and the subtle, all-white palette on the other.

    The BMX Rider

    Nothing is impossible for Shanice Silva Cruz, the first female BMX rider to do a front flip. Her favorite thing to do? Landing tricks she never thought she could ever do. Scoring tricks isn’t easy though, it involves falling and rising again and again.

    Suffering from dyslexia since she was little has taught her one of her most valuable skills: patience. “Guys will always be faster than you,” she says. “But that’s okay, you just have to follow your own pace and enjoy the journey.”

    Biker-inspired

    Thanks to its distinctive zig-zag stitch and irregularly shaped restorations, each garment, matches the energy that would have caused the original damage.

    The result captures the strength and unity of the biker culture while making every piece look and feel as if you’ve had it forever.

    Quilted Denim

    Lightly padded, authentically aged and overlaid with a stitched motif, this quilted denim honors archive workwear, offering a contemporary take on vintage clothing. Reinforced knees and quilted panels provide protection, strength and cushioning for a tough yet season-ready look.

    BEHIND EVERY RESTORATION THERE’S A STORY

    We believe that jeans get better with time – repaired, rebuilt and restored. This season, we’ve followed three inspiring denim-lovers – follow their journeys and the denim stories behind them.

    Leaving a Mark

    Taking inspiration from the art world, we at G-Star, decided to recreate the perfect pair of painted jeans. Covered with dried-out spills and splatters – the incidental marks of an artist – traditional workwear fabrics are now transformed from outfits into artworks.

    The Painter

    Always covered in paint splashes and colored stains, self-taught artist Ricky Lee Gordon uses the city as his canvas.

    Originally from Johannesburg, Ricky always arrives to an empty wall without a certain piece in mind – he experiences the place and lets it spark. As an artist, he’s more about meaning than execution – once the first has taken shape, the rest follows.

    Quilted Denim

    An artistic take on a jacket liner, now to be worn in itself. This new version features lightweight quilting and lighter shades that result in one-of-a-kind garments that look as if worn forever.

    Hand-Torn Patches

    Removable panels have been added to reinforce the thigh area, where artists would wipe excess color off their hands and brushes. Once the art piece was complete, they would tear the patches off, restoring the jeans back to their original state.

    No two pieces are therefore ever alike, proving that denim and art are always a good combo.
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