Calik Denim 30th Year Anniversary Project

Calik Denim celebrated 30 years of global success with Denim Loves Art, a socially minded project showcasing 30 denim art works by 30 young international designers at three special events in Istanbul, Amsterdam and Los Angeles.

The Denim Loves Art project was created to mark Calik Denim’s 30th anniversary while supporting and showcasing the work of young international designers who took denim – the passion we share – to a new level.

As part of this project Calik Denim invited young designers from some of the world’s most prestigious fashion and design schools including Parsons School of Design, the University of Edinburgh, Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Central St. Martins, Istanbul Fashion Academy and Mimar Sinan University – to submit their designs and plans for a unique item made primarily from denim that they would then produce for the exhibition. The final 30 art works, selected by an international jury, highlight just how much denim is interwoven into every aspect of our lives, as the young designers created a wide array of pieces including clothing but also furniture, accessories, shoes, bags and rugs.