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The Jean Genie

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As one of the world’s most sought-after industrial designers, Marc Newson has created everything from a dish drainer to a private jet to a concept car for Ford Motors. What he has not touched, till now, is denim. His spring 2005 collaboration with Dutch company G-Star is his first, and while admittedly not all is noteworthy—like those plain white cotton tees merely splashed with a Newson logo—most of the denim is pretty space-age fresh. The line has been described as influenced by Cosmonaut clothing and, interestingly enough, Japanese worker gear. Expect another Newson line come fall.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 8, 2005

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