Following this week's story on Denim Dudettes in Bangkok, we are sharing Eric Kvatek's pictures of some hard hitting denim gals in New York for the launch of the Denim Dudettes hardback by our pal Amy Leverton.

The two have worked hard to bring us some of the most inspiring women in the fashion industry who appreciate the beauty of denim and its wonderful values.

From our favorite NYC vintage collector and store designer Sarah Brown-Rubenstein who some of you might recognize formerly sourcing for Ralph Lauren; to VP of product design Kara Nicholas at America's iconic Cone Denim White Oaks mill in Greensboro (North Carolina); founders of social enterprise Studio One Eighty Nine that helps to support African fashion Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah; Jean Stories founders Florence Kane and Jane Hermon Bishop; US fashion label Lorod founder and creative director Lauren Rodriguez; our friend Hsiang Chin Moe aka 'Bunny' filmmaker and creator of the Kapital World Movie documentary; rad gal Kelly Connor editor who is currently at Thom Browne; and former model, stylist, and buyer who now runs her own beauty empire 'Rodin' Linda Rodin.

Take it from here Eric.

Above, Sarah Brown-Rubenstein in her NYC home wearing a selection of her great vintage. Below, Cone Denim Mills Product Design VP Kara Nicholas with Mildred "Mickey" Bolin who worked at the mill for 55 years.

Above, Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah of Studio One Eighty Nine. Below, Jeans Stories founders Florence Kane and Jane Hermon Bishop.

Above, Lorod founder and creative director Lauren Rodriguez in her East Village Studio. Below, Bunny in her Brooklyn yard with her cat Xiao Pungyo.

Above, Kelly Connor in her well-worn threads. Below, style icon Linda Rodin in her favrouite jeans.

Images courtesy of Eric Kvatek for Denim Dudettes, written by Amy Leverton, published by Laurence King Publishing 2017.

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