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Crysp Denim is more than just a brand, it’s a way of life.

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Crysp Denim was perfectly created for individuals who want to show their self-expression with quality clothing, on-trend designs that are fashionable yet affordable.

At Crysp, every piece is inspired by modern menswear, high fashion designs and urban styles.  The variety of denim styles are reflections of modern art, hip-hop, skate and fashion culture.

Crysp not only provides good price points, but also spot-on fits and quality you can feel through unique fabrications.

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Crysp Denim is more than just a brand, it’s a way of life. Welcome to Crysp Denim. 

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“This is Not a Brand. This is a Tradition” Golden Denim with DJ Vonik

This is Not a Brand. This is a Tradition.

With Golden Denim, innovation and quality aren’t the slogan – they reflect the heritage and craftsmanship of over 30 years by the Los Angeles premium denim maker. It is Golden Denim‘s unwavering mission build on its three decades of experience and wisdom to make sure every detail is perfect in every product it creates. The “Golden” collection is inspired by the California lifestyle and the love for denim. Each pair of handcrafted jeans celebrates the passion, and the premium standard awaits for rest to match.

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Since its founding in 2009 by Abraham Ruiz, Golden Denim has launched a lifestyle movement that has been embraced by a broad range of fans with diverse backgrounds. From hardcore motor bikers, extreme sporting athletes, hip-hop musicians, dancers and music-mixersm, Golden Denim has broken new ground to unite unique fashion tastes, diverse cultures and eclectic personalities as one.

The term “silver lining” is a metaphor for optimism in American Culture. But at LULA101, we celebrate the “Golden Lining” as a classic modern brand to promote optimism and style.

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The story of a celebrated DJ’s mastery behind the turntable gives us refreshing look at how to be inspired by the innovation and passion that helps define a better tomorrow.

When DJ Vonik was just 15-years-old (formally known as “DJ Kid”) he was rocking crowds and turning heads with his unique hip-hop, house and electronic blends. His humble beginnings included weekly spinnings in front of a neighborhood hip-hop clothing store as he entertained onlookers. With non-stop optimism and great determination, DJ Kid was crowned as the youngest resident DJ at the premium night club destination, “Plush”, at just 18-years-old.

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DJ VONIK has always stayed true to his music and spinning roots. He was crowned as the region’s 2009 and 2010 DMC Champion, and he has gone on to represent TAIWAN at the DMC World Championship in London. With ongoing awards recognizing his unique talents, DJ VONIK has also worked on musical projects with renowned pop stars Jay Chou and Show Luo their individual albums.

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With their innovative journeys beginning at a young age for both Abraham of Golden Denim and DJ Vonik, their can-do spirits of hard work and passion for their crafts are amazingly similar. To celebrate “Golden Lining,” DJ Vonik has joined with the Golden Denim family to spread the positive influence and optimism through his masterful blends of music.

Q: Since your career started in 2001, do you still get the “butterflies” in your stomach before going on stage?

DJV: Each performance is like a new experience for me, and I am always committed to giving each performance my best. Perhaps the pressure always came from within of myself, I do feel the jitters at time!

Q: Being a musician and a performer, with a crazy schedule often conflicts with family life and requires constant communication. The support from the family is critical for anything to be successful. How would you advise young professionals to establish strong ties with family while making choices or decisions for a career path?

DJV: To be honest, being a DJ as a career was not part of any pre-thought out plan. It started as a passionate interest of mine, and once you are fully committed to something, you find yourself diving in head first. Through these opportunities, I do want to express sincere appreciation of my mom, as she has been so supportive of me all along. At first, she was certainly not fond about what I do. Once I’d decided to let her gain more understanding of my work and let her tag along while I was working, slowly and gradually she began to be at ease of the idea. And later on, she was supported me greatly. There wouldn’t be a DJ Vonik without my family’s support. I truly need to shine the light of love and appreciate of my family as well as the many mentors in my life.

Q: Been a creator, there are often adversities and struggles that one must continually face. How do you acquire positive energy to find the opportunities to break through challenges and continue to elevate yourself?

DJV: When you find yourself stuck in the corner at times, you need to recognize things and take a deep breath. Keep up with routine workout and exercise habit, and accompany yourself with favorite music tunes. Give yourself some retreat time, and schedule getaway trips every two-to-three months. Creative sparks often come to you unexpectedly during these breaks.

Q: Finalizing each music mix means maintaining your unique creativity, tastes and DJ DNA. Do you embrace the same high standards when searching for compatible lifestyle apparel?

DJV: Absolutely. Being a DJ is just like any other entertainer, you lead the popular trends and personal style right on stage. My music and edgy venues often play a direct influence on the choice of my lifestyle apparel. When I came across the premium handcrafted bottoms by Golden Denim, it was certainly a refreshing inspiration for myself and my music. The “Golden” experience had sparked much energy and creativity for me to perform freely on stage with swag.

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Q: In the DJ universe for music mixers, you represent an original and unique blend from Taiwan. How do you introduce or integrate your personal brand to the music world? Through each performance, how do you bring the world to Taiwan?

DJV: Through the musical field you create for listeners, the DJ serves as a vital navigator to guide fans on the journey of different genre of tunes and heart-pounding beats, step-by-step. Of course, if you want to incorporate more of your personality as a brand experience within the mix-music, it requires fine craftsmanship and continuous development to implement deeper layers of thought into the music. This allows each listeners to identify and share the unique tastes through their ears and it helps build the connection with the audience.

The history of electro music development in Taiwan isn’t a brief one. However, there is an enormous distance with Taiwan trailing from rest of the music world. Therefore, I created the “Ghost DJ Studio” two years ago with the objective to focus on the talent training and development of DJ fundamentals and electro music knowledge in Taiwan.

It certainly has not been an easy or simple task. But, this is my contribution to give back to the electro music community in Taiwan. My hope is that someday Taiwanese DJs will be fully connected with rest of the music world and proudly spin the discs on global stage.

Final note from DJ Vonik to rest of the world….

It has been a true privilege to share my musical creations with in Taiwan and throughout Asia, and none of it could have happened without the love and support I have received throughout the years.

I am looking forward to sharing my passion and music with you all, in the near future, at the trendiest venues near you. Your support is my main source of energy, and it allow me to propel forward with absolute gratitude and optimism.

Please join me in my musical world MixTape:

Thank you all!

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Through Lula 101, the Golden Denim brand is available in Hong Kong, The Philippines, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan.

For international Mandarin content, please check out the following fan pages:
Facebook: Golden Denim Taiwan
Instagram: @goldenidenimtaiwan

Get in Touch with your Heritage Pants

Golden Denim is the perfect look for going out this summer or keeping it casual. Since 2009, Abraham Ruiz and his team have been creating hand- crafted denim in Los Angeles, the heart of fashion. The new summer Heritage pants are still influenced by the California lifestyle that we all want to live and enjoy to the fullest.

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Pictured above: The Heritage- Gold give off a metallic foil feel to it!

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Pictured above: The Heritage Link- Jason let you take in the summer breeze by unzipping parts of the pants.

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Pictured above: The Heritage Link- Thomas could be fraternal twins, but these ones have a slightly darker wash, possibly for a night out in the city?

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Pictured above: Take a look at the up close detail paneling and zipper embellishments with The Heritage Pre- Enzyme.

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Pictured above:  Check out The Heritage Pre- Mineral portraying rustic and rebellious vibes. It looks like those pants climbed over a barbwire fence! We love the light acid wash style and distressed assets as well.

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Pictured above: The Heritage Pre- Ox seems as if it were inspired by a spray painted wall, very neat!

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Pictured above: The Heritage Pre- Possiam. Golden Denim gave each Heritage pant a unique texture, wash, and embellishment to make each their own and Lula digs it.

 

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Give Jeans A Chance- Japan

Here are some photos from Volcom’s Give Jeans A Chance campaign in Japan. Iceman in Japan collected a whopping 1638 pairs of jeans to help out those in need. The photos include the scene in western Japan as well as participating shops in the area. We at Lula appreciate Japan’s strong contribution to this important campaign. We thank you for your successful efforts, let’s change this world together.
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UNDFTD Fall Looks

If you haven’t gotten your hands on some UNDFTD fall merchandise, here is a peep of what your missing. Covering all the basics a man might need, this collection proves that staple pieces are everything in a man’s wardrobe. Whether you want to be comfortable yet look stylish, or simply dress up a graphic T-Shirt, this line up has the essentials.

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Obey Fall ’10: Back to School

Fall in love this August with Obey’s Fall ’10 apparel that’s ready to hit the streets. Since back to school is almost here, this is a great time to stock up on some staple pieces that are must haves for the season. On our top list for the season are denim jackets, vintage crews, flannel shirts, and slim fit denim that are not only fashionable but also versatile. Stick around for future updates from the entire Fall collection.

Volcom collaborates with Jennifer Herrema on new line of jeans

Volcom Brand Jeans is proud to announce a new line of jeans informed, inspired and designed in collaboration with legendary musician and style icon Jennifer Herrema.

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For the first time ever, her epic style and penchant for deconstructed denim come to life vividly in this Volcom Brand Jeans collection.
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Jennifer’s style and unique vision was brought into the Volcom design department, styling photo shoots, video collaborations, and using her signature look to vibrantly create this unique collection. Inspired by her fashion forward rock n’ roll aesthetic, these denim pieces vividly come to life with special details like rips, studs, shreds, patchwork, leather and contrast stitching. Classic jean bodies such as skinnies, flares and shorts are beyond comparison in fit, finish and fabrication.

This collection consists of 13 handcrafted pieces by Jennifer for the Volcom Fall / Holiday 2010 line up. These one of a kind statement makers are the ‘models’ for the styles that create this collection. 300 limited premium design jeans will be sold at Volcom stores and select boutique locations, as well as two alternative relaxed fit styles and two skinny styles that will be available in the Volcom Brand Jeans by Jennifer Herrema collection.

“JJ has been a long time friend of Volcom, her authenticity is inspiring and contagious. This partnership is tied into many facets, she’s styling our photo shoots, working on video collaborations and she’s created truly authentic denim pieces for our Volcom Brand Jeans collection. This was an organic step for us to partner with such an amazing talent,” states Ethan Anderson SVP of Creative at Volcom Headquarters.

Volcom is excited and inspired to have Jennifer’s spirit in the van with us on our ‘Road Tested’ trip….

Benny Gold: Gold Standard Denim Pants

Diverging into the world of denim pants for the first time in the brands’ history is the always crafty clothing line, Benny Gold. Unlike many of today’s low quality denim standards, Benny has ensured top notch fit and quality by using high grade selvage denim all made in the USA. The great fit produced by these denim creates a tapered feel without being too tight so you can where them anywhere. Check out the meticulous details on these classic pair of denim.

Benny Gold Spring/Summer Teaser

As the Benny Gold line keeps evolving, so does their headwear department. Previously Benny gave us a glimpse of his new denim leather label, now we get to see it on a cap. The small subtleties and quality craftsmanship definitely set this brand apart from most brands we see on the market today. We can expect new designs as well as revamped trademark pieces for the season to come. Here’s a small teaser.