Style Heroine: Linda V Wright
Inspired by the ageing colour of an indigo blue kimono, cult Japanese label 45R started weaving denim in 1991. At the end of last year the slow fashion brand opened its first London store, enlisting Style Heroine and 45R denim-wearer Linda V Wright to model the latest collection. Apologies for my tardiness, this is hardly breaking news, I’ve been meaning to write about it for months. Anyhow. Quite rightly the Japanese brand believes that ‘denim is loved by various generations all over the world’ and so teaming up with Linda V Wright feels like the perfect partnership. Born in Texas in 1948, Linda V Wright now lives in Paris and runs the Crimson Cashmere boutique. Her elegant tomboy style relies on timeless classics with a colourful twist. ’45R is my favorite, all time brand,’ she has said,’ Their quality is unmatched, and this is why I invest in their t-shirts and jeans. These are my absolute staples. I discovered them first in NYC’s SoHo district in their Mercer Street shop almost 20-years ago. Luckily for me, I have three boutiques to choose from in Paris!’
And, luckily for Londoners there’s a boutique on Brook Street (in the West End). The clothes are absolutely beautiful, the staff warm and friendly, but sadly 45R’s artisan-crafted Japanese denim jeans start at £230, which is beyond my pay grade right now.