This line may be relatively new to the dungaree scene, but it became a closet-staple sensation almost overnight. Co-founders Lela Becker and Tim Kaeding paired up in 2010 for one of the most fashion-forward assortments yet (it's worth noting that the company's lookbooks and site are always impeccably styled, too). Becker was formerly the president of COH and Kaeding has clocked in time at 7FAM and Gap 1969 (we told you this world was incestuous!), so they made a natural blend of business partners. The stimuli for MOTHER's recent vision has been Brigitte Bardot, Francoise Hardy, bands like The Vivians and The Babies, and even tomes like Max's Kansas City: Art, Glamour and Rock and Roll. No matter where they're setting their sights, we'd take a seat in the flawless, custom-crafted fits for any occasion (hey, it's L.A. — if you can't jazz up jeans, you're in dire straits!).
MOTHER Les Baladins Du Nouveau Monde Looker Jeans, $275, available at Ron Herman.
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