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TEAM WORK When Los Angeles-based denim brand Mother launched its Step Fray jeans last year, they quickly racked up a 1,000-person waitlist. The brand’s founders are no strangers to fanfare: Both Tim Kaeding and Lela Becker have A-game denim backgrounds, hailing from 7 for All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity respectively. Together, they’ve created a rising denim empire by producing an addictive fit that’s as sexy as it is comfortable. And they’ve launched capsule collections that give back. There was a collab with Candice Swanepoel that supported mothers2mothers, an organization that helps prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child in sub-Saharan Africa. Their latest 10-piece capsule, #LoveYourOther, goes the gender-neutral route, with slouchy denim jackets, drop-crotch jeans and slogan tees featuring phrases like “Not 100%” and “Labeless.” Part of the proceeds benefits Self Evident Truths, an organization founded by iO Tillett Wright that supports the LGBTQ community. (From $145, motherdenim.com)
No need to go thrifting to find the perfect pair of vintage Levi’s. Nearly 50 years after its classic 505s—the rock ’n’ roll fit that Debbie Harry made iconic—were first introduced, the label has redesigned the jeans with new washes and a slimmer fit. It’s time to rekindle that old school romance. (From $133.99, levi.ca)
Denim is one sturdy fabric, which makes it the perfect canvas for more- is- more patches, frayed edges and extreme distressing.
The new Levi’s 505 Cs are a modern take on the classic blues Debbie Harry elevated to cult status in the ’70s.
Denim jacket, Mother ($495, motherdenim.com)