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A warm welcome to denim veteran Peter Golding to episode 7 Show & Tell Your Denim!
Peter Golding known as” the Eric Clapton of denim” is foremost the fashion designer that shaped the denim industry with the worlds first stretch jean in 1978. He also created the infamous ‘Rock Fit Jean’ born in the early ’80s which was stocked in his London, Kings Road shop named ACE. Peter dressed a plethora of famous people including The Rolling Stones, Queen and Guns & Roses. His Rock Fit Jean went global!
I met Peter back in the mid-’90s when I was booked to style one of his denim collections. Since then we have kept in touch and I’m so grateful that he has shared his vast experience and denim life with us. He is a collector of his own creations and nearly all the pieces from the mid-70s through the 80s in the IGTV below are from his Peter Golding clothing label and Kings Road shop ACE with its celebrity clientele.
I’m sure you know the drill by now but in case you don’t, I like to ask my guests a couple of questions below before we watch the video…
What have you been doing in lockdown that you’ll carry on doing when real-life resumes?
“Well, I’ve been busy sorting out my 40 years of jeanswear and fashion archives, great fun to do but plenty to look through! Then I have been busy with my music, recording harmonica with backing tracks. Also stuff for my band Cafe Django. I’m also following up on my book Rock Graphic Originals. It’s a good moment to cool out and get ready for the next take-off! Whenever that comes!“
Since being interviewed on the award-winning documentary film RiverBlue. Do you think the fashion industry is moving in the right direction?
“Well, the denim industry is now very focused on the environment which is of course great. Hopefully a better direction for the real deal rather than the cheapest..but, in the end, it’s the consumer who calls the shots. I see continued respect and demand for an authentic product just as in the same way some of the great bands of the past are enjoying bigger than ever comebacks !”
Watch IGTV – Show & Tell Episode #7
Shop Peter’s Style:
Peter loves rocking double denim, a T-shirt, Wrangler chambray shirt, Vintage Lee Jacket and his own label jeans are his uniform.
Vintage Ace Clothing
Don’t you just love those appliqué hot pants made by ‘Jungle Jean”! I also found this Peter Golding ‘Ace Jungle Jean’ Denim Dress, c. 1974 (sadly sold out ) but you can see the workmanship and style back then.
Let’s get nostalgic! Here’s a selection of “Peter Golding’ second-hand pieces for sale below!
I hope you enjoyed episode 7!
For more info on Peter Golding, his music and Art Collection visit below:
Buy the book: Rock Graphic Originals: Revolutions in Sonic Art from Plate to Print ’55 -’88
photos: All images (c) Peter Golding Collection. http://www.paulgormanis.com/
I’m so enjoying curating ‘Show & Tell Your Denim’ and seeing the true love of denim and connecting people together.
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