ISSUE No.1: An Anthology of American Workwear
Avant An Anthology of American Workwear
Avant is a biannual magazine based in Paris which celebrates the history of vintage clothing in the past, present, future. Each issue focuses on a specific topic, offering a fresh and modern perspective on how vintage clothing interacts with the way we dress today. Stories and interviews of Avant Magazine are narrated by a core of passionate, creative contributors who stand for the same values : craftsmanship, lifestyle and heritage.
Avant didn’t mess around with their first volume, diving straight into the vast and fascinating world of American workwear, specifically during the California Gold Rush. With interviews, histories, and wonderful imagery, Avant Magazine Volume 1 is sure to hit the spot for any denim/workwear nerd. Highlights include a portrait of Jacob Davis (inventor of the riveted jean), a guide to dating vintage denim, and a workwear photography series by Gauthier Borsarello.
"In this first volume called An Anthology of American Workwear, we dig into workwear clothing during the California Gold Rush.
We converse with Brit Eaton, denim archeologist and Rin Tanaka, founder of The Inspiration Show, discuss denim hunting with Bryan and Melody Kahtava, and portrait Jacob Davis, the inventor of the rivet.
We explore United Costume, one of the most reputed costume house of Hollywood and investigate the love of american workwear in Japan.
We also teach you how to recognize the era of a clothing according to it’s tag and bring you into the real story of the Californian Gold Rush."
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