It's about time. The editorial-meets-e-commerce website Jean Stories has fittingly collaborated with Levi's on a limited-edition capsule collection. Founders Jane Bishop and Florence Kane launched Jean Stories in 2013, which has served as a platform for creative and stylish folks to share their most intimate stories about their favorite pieces of denim. The duo have released a collaboration before — Claire Vivier for denim accessories in 2014 — but Levi's couldn't be more on-brand.
Bishop and Kane set off to the Levi's Eureka Innovation Lab in San Francisco, where the two worked alongside Chief Product Officer Karyn Hillman to choose their favorite denim fits and washes from the brand's new women's collection, the 700 Series. Bishop chose the 721 High Rise Skinny, for its waist-enhancing details, in a light blue wash inspired by her own favorite (and oldest) pair of jeans. Kane opted for the classic 711 Skinny in a worn-in dark blue wash. From there, they designed their own distressed details, which were handcrafted by the lab's team. Kane's jean featured on-trend frayed hems while Bishop's pair comes with subtle lived-in, ripped details on the thigh and back pocket. Each pair is handmade at the Levi's lab and takes about 24 hours to complete.
With such attention to detail and the craftsmanship that comes with each collaborative jean, Levi's will only release 100 pairs total (50 of each style) on Thursday, Oct. 22. The collection, which retails for $250, will be available online at levi.com. Click through our slideshow below to see behind-the-scenes photos and the collection.