Candice Swanepoel Releases a Capsule Collection with Mother Denim

Candice Swanepoel for Mother Denim

Candice Swanepoel for Mother Denim

Collaborations are one of fashion’s biggest things to come out of the ’00s, but with her collab with L.A.’s Mother Denim, Victoria’s Secret angel Candice Swanepoel is channeling a whole different decade: the ’90s. Available now, the model-turned-designer’s capsule collection for the celeb-loved denim line takes design cues from the decade of grunge and decadence and updates them for today’s denim fans. Plus, she’s partnering with mothers2mothers, a charity that works with women infected with HIV and AIDS in her home country of South Africa.

I was looking for things that I have a personal connection to and so for years I’ve been trying to get more involved in things in South Africa.,” Swanepoel told Vogue. “It is appropriate that it is mothers, and Mother for mothers2mothers.”

The jeans are inspired by Swanepoel’s own off-duty style — oft lauded for its casual, cool and not trying too hard vibes. Also giving off good vibes? A portion of the proceeds of this range will benefit mothers2mothers’ efforts in Africa.

Candice Swanepoel for Mother Denim

Candice Swanepoel for Mother Denim

The six-piece capsule collection includes the requisite distressed skinny, but Swanepoel says that she put a lot of thought into each style, paying special attention to the ankle width (for easy on-and-off situations), rise — high but not too high — as well as how each jean looked in the rear view. Blessed with model genes herself, the styles all look like just the thing to wear when you’re out grabbing a green juice or getting caught by the paparazzi at LAX — Mother denim is known for being some of the most comfortable jeans in the industry, after all, thanks to plenty of stretch.

The range also includes a pair of high-waisted cut off shorts inspired by Cindy Crawford’s iconic 1990s Diet Pepsi Super Bowl commercial.

“I love that image, so that’s where it all started,” says Swanepoel. “It’s not that dress-up denim—it’s more ‘girl off-duty.’ That relaxed look that was still sexy. They just threw on a white shirt and the jeans kind of did it all.”

 

Each jean also has a little bit of Candice built in. Her family crest, which features a swan in a swimming pool, is on every pair, so you’ll always have a memento of just which angel graced your denim with her keen eye for style.

For more information and to shop the Candice Swanepoel x Mother Denim collection, visit www.motherdenim.com.

Images courtesy Mother Denim

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.