DENHAM xAn authentic worker story inspired and realised by the denim community. A collaboration between the finest jeanmakers.
BlackHorse Lane Ateliers
A denim community collaboration
For Spring 23, DENHAM collaborates with BLACKHORSE LANE ATELIERS to tell a story of denim design, product longevity and a lifelong pursuit in the art of jean making.
After a successful career as a trained tailor, garment technologist and quality controller, Han Ates set up Blackhorse Lane Ateliers in 2016 as a long-lasting, durable antidote to fast fashion.
The classic denim look
Combining denim know-how with a team of passionate jean makers from Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, DENHAM has cut together a collection of premium quality denim garments, designed in Amsterdam and stitched in London - using unwashed 14oz deep indigo dye Japanese denim from Kaihara and 12 3/4oz organic cotton selvedge denim from Candiani in Italy.
Each garment is finished with collaborative stamped branding that tells a jean maker's story of dedication to the craft of making long-lasting, authentic denim.
From Amsterdam to London. A denim community collaboration.
The truth is in the details.
Coming full circle with Mr. Han
"You have to have a relationship with denim. You imprint your lifestyle onto jeans. The older it becomes, and the more repairs you do to it, the more beautiful it gets” - Han, the founder of Blackhorse Lane. The inspiring story of Bilgehan Han Ates doesn’t start with the opening of his successful Blackhorse Lane Ateliers in London in 2016. It goes way back.