Kenzo and Levi’s are making waves with their distinctive capsule collection, merging the rich cultural legacies of the Parisian-Japanese fashion house and the iconic American apparel giant.
This collaboration marks the inaugural partnership under the creative stewardship of Nigo at Kenzo. Crafted in collaboration with Levi’s, the Fall 2023 capsule collection pays homage to the timeless allure of denim, catering to both women and men.
Available at Kenzo boutiques worldwide, select Levi’s stores, Kenzo partner outlets, and online through Kenzo.com and Levi.com, this exclusive collection boasts around 20 meticulously designed garments and accessories. These pieces are predominantly crafted from Kaihara premium Japanese denim, with a strong emphasis on real-to-wear functionality—a seamless reflection of Nigo’s vision for Kenzo.
Nigo, renowned for his avid collection of historical clothing, houses a remarkable archive in Japan, replete with American denim treasures, including original Levi Strauss & Co. workwear designed for cowboys and miners. His profound appreciation for denim’s role in fashion history beautifully dovetails with the legacy of Kenzo Takada. Kenzo’s founder was equally captivated by denim’s comfort and democratic spirit, leading to the inception of the Kenzo Jeans line in 1986. Together, these shared passions form the creative connection between Kenzo and Levi’s.
The collection makes its debut through a captivating campaign shot in Kyoto, helmed by Japanese filmmaker Umi Ishihara and Inner Mongolian photographer Ryu Ika. The campaign features a diverse ensemble of models and talents, including Abas Abdirazaq, Hayato, Masato Eun, Peipei, Sen Ping, and Shun. Their presence adds a dynamic and culturally rich dimension to the fusion of Eastern and Western influences.
Prepare to immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of Parisian-Japanese elegance and iconic American denim—Kenzo and Levi’s bring you a collection that transcends borders and celebrates the timeless allure of denim fashion.