Coolhunters is a program on BBC World. Today’s
episode features Levi’s Europe. They hire trend scouts who breathe hip and eat
edgy. One of the designers was talking about taking a trip to China to research
really deep blues they could use in a prototype for recycled jeans. She took
pictures of Beijing’s worn, holey laundry and said, “it’s all visually pleasing
even though it’s so…battered here.” Now that’s inspiring, in a bent way:
rich-world design influenced by the accidental beauty of urban