Classic Levi's trucker jackets, 505 jeans, printed tees and hooded sweatshirts have all been given a gorgeously splattered, hand-painted makeover thanks to a new collaboration between the iconic American clothing company and British retailer END.
To launch the new seven-piece collection, 'Painted', the two brands created a film celebrating the "resilience of youth culture" and the "common threads which weave creative spirits together". Titled Making Marks, the short documentary was commissioned, developed, and shot during a year when the very viability of the arts was called into question in the UK. Offering "own voice" testimony from those "making their mark" – each with a unique creative practice – the film focuses on three UK artists in London, Newcastle, and Glasgow... cities that happen to be close to END's heart.
Featuring Kai Isaiah-Jamal, a spoken-word poet and trans visibility activist from London; Megan Jepson, a filmmaker and photographer from Newcastle; and Trackie McLeod a visual artist and cultural commentator from Glasgow, the ‘Making Marks’ film visits each in their hometown exploring what their city means to them and how it's shaped them as an artist.
Fancy grabbing yourself something from the range? Offered up in Indigo and Black, the 505TM regular jean and the Trucker jacket serve a slice of classic Americana spirit cut from selvedge denim, updated with colourful paint splatters for a "flourish of contemporary aesthetics", as Levi's puts it. Completing the collection is a duo of logo tees in white and black, alongside a hooded sweatshirt – all detailed with a smattering of paint.
The END. x Levi's 'Painted' capsule is available online via END at endclothing.com.