Jeans. Denims. Dungarees. Whatever you call them, everyone has a pair or two hung up in their closet, folded in their drawer or slung across a chair (maybe even dashed carelessly on the floor). They’re an essential item for the young or old since they’re one of the most versatile, functional and gender friendly articles of clothing ever made. Every type of clothing item and accessory has been presented in denim. Bags, dresses, jackets, overalls, shirts, shorts, skirts and more have all made appearances in the classic blue as well as every alternative wash and tint currently available to mankind. The basic necessity of jeans, their diversity and relatability has motivated many clothing designers in the first and the second life to try their hand at creating denims with a public appeal. It’s understandable. The possibilities are seemingly endless. Lowrise, ultra-lowrise, bootcut, boycut, waistcut, flared leg, straight leg, wide leg, skinny, baggy. The list goes on.
New designer Noaru Semyorka throws his hat into the ring with three sets of distressed denims that consumers can buy in several washes. Says the designer, “SL Fashion is constantly on the move, with new ideas and fresh designs almost every day … People keep inspiring each other and I really like that, even if there was something already made before ‘usually’ every designer’s version is different with a unique approach to it”.
The co-owner of Revelation Backyard (and Bare@Rose model) gives the public an initial release that may be a commonly approached fashion subject, however his own application of concept, style and technique results in a product that deviates from the “every day”. Tailored for the man who’s a little rough around the edges the beat-up jeans have seen much wear-and-tear. Ragged and torn as they may be, each pair has been textured with fine detail. You don’t have to look closely to see Semyorka has rendered the jeans with a deliberate artistic touch. Highlighting along the leg paneling diffuses into the smooth consistency of the texturing. Though ripped and dirtied jeans are not an unusual sight in-world this designer’s creative perspective offers a nice balance between grit and gloss.
The packaged sets are an amazing value considering the quality of work. For 150L you can purchase “Brawler”, “Drakkhen” or “GreaseMonkey” in 5 washes per style. When you break it down that’s only 30L per pair, making for an affordable gift (they’re transferrable). The slashed “Brawler” comes liberally blood-caked in Nile, Earth, Midnight, Smoke and Coal colourations. Grease-smudged with muddied ankles, “GreaseMonkey” can also be found in those tints. The white-wash dragon stencil of “Drakkhen” overlays on a base of Coal, Moss, Midnight, Earth or Rust.
Noaru’s pithy products are modifiable, so, you can fit it to your personal taste. He also advises, “You can expect a lot more of our Gritty/Urban/Grungy Casuals. Still lots of space to fill here. And I hope everyone enjoys wearing our stuff the same as we had creating it”.
You’ll find Noaru Semyorka’s current collection of abused denims in a back alley in Plush Giga (59, 213, 298).