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Introducing Kaarem Denim

Stories – December 2020

We looked backwards to move forward. 💙 An exploration into utilitarian, everyday fabric, reinterpreted our way. Introducing KAAREM Denim!

Made of 100% cotton deadstock fabric, we’re excited to introduce a mini collection of four minimal silhouettes based on old photographs of our family donning double denim looks. We took inspiration from formative moments of our aunties and uncles captured on film looking effortlessly cool as they navigate new territories. In a small way, we hope this mini collection embodies their spirit of hope and starting anew.

Oakland Airport--Kathy’s mom was five months pregnant with her when she arrived by plane to Oakland, CA, after living in refugee camps in the Philippines for a year. Kathy’s Bà Ngoại scrambled to pay for the family’s stealth departure from Rạch Giá by boat. The entire family is wearing secondhand denim distributed at the camps.

Bà con wearing all denim in the early 80's.

Khuyên's father wearing denim in the early 80's.

Kathy's father in denim in the early 70's.. the "hottest" pant style of the time, as he would say.

Cô in denim in the 70's.

We will continue to grow and develop this mini collection as time goes on. Slowly adding to a functional series of adaptive garments that can take you from warm Sài Gòn air to cold New York winters.

Created with borderless intention, these unisex pieces can be worn as outerwear to protect us from the sun or as a layering piece to keep warm.

Dat & Vy

Our mini campaign was captured on film by Khuyen Lai, styled by Karen Thao La, and worn by Dat Vinh Tran + Tran Thuy Vy Nguyen (all a part of the Que by Kaarem team, where the photos were taken).

Both Vy and Đạt wearing the Porcelain denim jacket.

  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue
  3. Waxy Pleated Tapered Cropped Pant (Unisex) - Leaf Green
  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue
  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue
  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue
  2. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  3. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue

Friends in Denim

Sweet moments with Ha and Linh.

  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue
  2. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue

Karen and Uyen in their bucket hats and denim, hanging at Que.

  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Krachai V-Neck Pocket Onesie - Black Blue
  3. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue

Steff Tran of Vy Voi with her vases.

  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Otatea Relaxed Pleated Pocket Trouser Pant - White Swirls

Khoi Pham in a full Kaarem outfit.

  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Celadon Short Sleeve Button Collar Jacquard Top - White Swirls
  3. Bambu Relaxed Wide Split Leg Jacquard Pant - Navy Swirls

Haluhi in denim.

  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue
  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue

Mike Tatarski trying on the denim shirt jacket.

  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue

Helly Tong with the Nung denim jumpsuit layered over the Ostra top.

  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue
  2. Ostra Raglan Sleeve Top - Black Blue

Christine in the denim jumpsuit with an Et Tigre shirt and About Arianne boots.

  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue
  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue

Maggie Woodroof of Basic shop in Alabama in the denim jumpsuit.

  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue

Ope Omojola of Octave Jewelry in the denim jumpsuit.

  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue
  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue

Christine layering her denim jumpsuit over the Di An Di t-shirt - one of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn.

  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue
  2. Gemini Drawstring Mini Bag - Lemon

An hanging on our office rooftop in Dumbo.

  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Tý Back V Wrap Top - Beige
  3. Tu Sa Wide Leg Split Leg Pocket Pant w/ Elastic - Sage Green

Christine in all denim.

  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue

The Opaque is the everyday shirt jacket for Kaarem co-founder, Kathy Minh Bach.

  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Nonic Raglan Short Sleeve Hi-Lo Top - Black
  3. Ease Tapered Pocket Pant w/ Elastic - Beige
  1. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Wind Chime Raised Collar Cropped Top - White
  3. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue
  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue
  1. Nung Low Back Pocket Denim Onesie - Dark Blue

Christine in the denim jacket over the black blue set.

  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Wind Chime Silk Raised Collar Cropped Top - Black
  3. Sua Tapered Trouser Pocket Pant - Black Blue

Hello Tong in the Porcelain denim zipper jacket.

  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Amber Short Sleeve Mockneck Jacquard Top - Navy Swirls
  3. Flute Wide Leg Pocket Pant - Black
  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Tý Back V Wrap Top - Dark Blue
  3. Bambu Relaxed Wide Split Leg Jacquard Pant - Navy Swirls

Ali Wong in the Kaarem Porcelain denim zipper jacket.

  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue

Raina Lee with her lovely ceramic tray. P.S. If you are in LA, visit her treehouse!

  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue

Jean Lee of Ladies & Gentlemen in the kaarem denim jacket.

  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Tý Back V Wrap Top - Dark Blue
  3. Seed Pleated Tapered Pant w/ Elastic (Unisex) - Black

Christine in her denim set.

  1. Porcelain Dropped Sleeve Denim Zipper Jacket - Dark Blue
  2. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue
  3. Gemini Drawstring Mini Bag - Forest Green

Chuong Pham wearing all denim.

  1. Unstructured Denim Bud Hat
  2. Opaque Button-Up Pocket Denim Shirt Jacket - Dark Blue
  3. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue
  1. Unstructured Denim Bud Hat
  2. Sot 3/4 Sleeve Button-Up Pocket Shirt (Unisex) - Dark Blue
  3. Sanh Relaxed Tapered Pocket Denim Pant - Dark Blue

Featured Styles

Credits

Featuring

Vy
Dat
Ha
Linh
Christine
Karen
Uyen
Khoi
Kathy
Mike
Steff
An
Jean
Ope
Raina
Maggie
Chuong
Loi