MOTHER Denim’s Debut Men’s Collection

A highly anticipated expansion that's made in LA and composed of Japanese fabrics

In 2010, Lela Becker and Tim Kaeding joined forces to advance the women’s denim market. Mother was born and their position was declared: high-quality material, attention to detail and an adherence to the fact that denim must be fun. Year after year they’ve grown, thanks to brand reliability and consistently fresh ideas. Now they’ve unleashed their debut men’s collection. As with their womenswear, details define …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Secret lives of tattoos, the underbelly of an iceberg, celebrating women artists and more in our look around the web

1. Celebrating Artists on International Women’s Day While we shouldn’t only celebrate women artists one day of the year, It’s Nice That is showcasing the work (and thoughts) of an all-star-cast of women artists for IWD 2018. Working with various styles and mediums, articles include “words of wisdom from stage designer and visual artist Es Devlin; a rare interview with The Smiling Sun creator Anne …

A Greener Way to Make Blue Jeans

While the majority of blue jeans are dyed with synthetically produced indigo, researchers at the University of California have potentially discovered a way to make the process more eco-friendly—and the answer is bacteria. Instead of adding to the many chemicals (including formaldehyde) released during the now-traditional practice, scientists created a strain of E. coli bacteria which only needs to have an enzyme added to dye …

CH Omakase: 3×1 Selvedge Denim Tote

Limited to an edition of 50, these bags are made with beautiful, discarded fabric

Using the most unique selvedge denims from antique looms in Japan, Italy and the USA, NYC-based 3×1 makes some of our absolute favorite denim apparel. While we adore selvedge denim, we’re aware that it oftentimes comes with some waste, and we hate to see the gorgeous fabric that’s left over be discarded. The team at 3×1 feels that way too, so they were excited when …

Levi’s Made & Crafted + OFF-WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh Collection

'90s-inspired light blue 501s anchor this color-blocked denim collaboration

A new collaboration brings together the iconic American denim company Levi’s with Virgil Abloh, founder of Off-White—a brand with the mission to create elevated streetwear. For this impressive capsule collection, Abloh collaborated closely with Levi’s head of design, Jonathan Cheung, and the result is a little floral, a little ’90s-inspired and entirely covetable. We spoke with Cheung at LA’s Levi’s Haus about the project origins, …