Levi’s x Who Decides War Capsule Collection
Premiering at New York Fashion Week, Levi’s® and Who Decides War partnered for a limited-edition 8-piece capsule featuring one-of-a-kind, upcycled 501’s® and Trucker Jackets. Available for purchase on September 23, 2022, all proceeds benefit Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, an organization focused on the development of minority leadership in the areas of environmental, social, and economic justice along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor and Gulf Coast Region.
Levi’s® & Who Decides War capsule marries Levi’s® icons - the 501® Jean and Trucker Jacket - with Who Decides War’s approach to original design, incorporating unique and complex details like distressing, patchworking, and embroidery. Completely upcycled from Levi’s® garments, the inspiration comes from Levi’s® brand heritage that embraces authentic self-expression and Who Decides War’s aesthetic that speaks to individuality and community.
Each custom piece has a unique design, featuring an array of customization including bright colors, lace cutouts, organza overlay, zig zagging stitchwork, pinching techniques and even spray painted designs.
The capsule, which includes two Trucker Jackets and three 501® jeans, will be available for purchase exclusively on the NTWRK app on September 23rd at 3PM ET. The pieces will range from $499 to $999.
“It was a natural fit to work with Who Decides War on a denim capsule that highlights our shared focus on quality and craftsmanship,” says Karen Riley-Grant, Levi’s® CMO. “One of Ev’s many signatures is beautifully repurposed denim with a message - we’re thrilled to partner on this special collection and have all proceeds from the sales benefit Deep South Center for Environmental Justice”.
“We wanted to design from a place where we were looking into ourselves, but also touch on issues in subtle ways,” says Who Decides War’s Ev Bravado. “Denim allows us to create something colorful and fun, but also infuse a bit of nostalgia and feeling into it. Being able to partner with Levi’s to tell our story in a truly unique way was so amazing to develop and learn from”
Levi's® has long been on the journey to making a positive impact, specifically driving more sustainable production practices and encouraging consumers to buy better and wear longer. The Levi’s® & Who Decides War continues the ongoing conversation on how the fashion industry can drive more action as well as encouraging consumers to purchase products with purpose.