Denim brand Levi’s is partnering four-time Grand Slam singles champion and activist Naomi Osaka to launch a limited-edition collection made of vintage or upcyled denim. As per a Sourcing Journal report, Osaka has designed four distinct denim pieces that capture her sporty yet feminine style as well as her Japanese heritage.
The collection includes two styles of shorts: a vintage 501 jean short embellished with Y2K-worthy crystal fringe cascading down the sides, and a knee-grazing long short with lace-up details on the back made from pairs of upcycled men’s jeans. The lace-up theme is replicated in a denim bustier made from reworked Levi’s Trucker jackets. The bustier features the classic lines, flap pockets and shank buttons of the iconic Type III Trucker jacket, only in the shape and cut of a traditional corset-style bustier with a lace-up back.
The collection is secured by a denim kimono with a matching denim obi belt. The Levi’s x Naomi Osaka collection will be launched on August 24 in the US exclusively on the Levi’s App.