American Denim: A New Folk Art

 

1975 was a good year for tricked-out, patched-up, truly gutsy denim dreaming.  American Denim features freeform, DIY fashion at it's most cathartic - total freedom of expression found in the form of a chain-stitching, fabric paint or simple needle and thread. Unbridled imagination, and wildly original designs are all colorfully captured in this treasured vintage bookstore find. 

Some selects below from a BAM recommended read - American Denim: A New Folk Art.