Telfar Launches a Genderless Denim Collection, Re-centering Apparel Design

Telfar has introduced Telfar Denim, a modular denim system that’s been in development for 20 years.

The launch represents Telfar’s plan to re-center apparel on his own terms — no fashion schedule, no showroom system — and build wardrobes block by block. Before introducing his now famous bag, Telfar started out in the early 2000s designing genderless clothes.

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The Telfar Denim label.
The Telfar Denim label.

Telfar is a Black-owned genderless fashion project founded in 2004 by Telfar Clemens in New York City.

Over the past two years, the designer has used his own platform, TelfarTV — a public access channel that serves as a springboard for art, storytelling and commerce — to fit the collection on hundreds of bodies. His aims has been to create a true unisex fit, and to secure the right manufacturing and materials so the line could remain affordable. The denim collection ranges from $110 to $240.

A look from Telfar Denim
A look from Telfar Denim.

The offerings include the straight-leg jean with patent belt-loop stash pockets and three-panel segmentation, which trace the silhouettes of its short short, capri and thigh-hole varieties. These are paired with cropped and full-length denim jackets with detachable sleeves, which saw their earliest iteration in Telfar’s spring 2012 collection.

There is also a baggy jean that’s tapered at the ankles with low back pockets that fall behind the thigh.

Telfar jean jacket
Telfar jean jacket.

Telfar Denim is being sold at Other Telfar apparel offerings on the site include hoodies and sweats, as well as sweatsuits. In addition to Telfar’s bags and accessories (belts, headwear, jewelry, socks and wallets, boots, shoes and loafers), the brand has collaborations with Melissa, Eastpak, Moose Knuckles and Ugg.

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