Looking at one of the most catastrophic oil spills in history shot by Sebastiao Salgado, I became aware of the power oil had, coating every square inch of the compression suits. Further researching workwear of the western American oil field worker and denim jean trope, creating samples by coating denim in bitchumen oil used for sealing roofs. Creating a final denim look, stone washed and coated in bitchumen with decorative cowboy boot topstitching.