about james golding
“AS A KID, I REMEMBER THERE WAS NOTHING INSIDE MY FATHER’S STORE THAT DID NOT GLITTER: THE JEANS, THE SHIRTS, THE WALLS, THE PEOPLE. SILVER LIGHTS AND MUSIC PLAYED CONTINUOUSLY, AND THERE WAS NO TELLING WHICH STARS WOULD POP IN FOR HIS SEXY JEANS, JEANS WHICH FIT LIKE A SECOND SKIN.”
My father is Peter Golding, AKA "the Eric Clapton of denim": fashion designer, beat traveler, musician, and the man who created the ‘stretch denim jean” back in the 1970s.
His clothing store, ACE on London's King's Road, was once the "hottest store in the world”, dressing a generation of rock stars, actors, lords, punks and ultra-glamorous models. King's Road was city slick and chic, with cutting-edge music, art and fashion heritage. It was at the heart of the British rock and punk explosion, moving into the new wave romantic era that followed.