Levi’s has released the world’s first machine Made in Japan collection of denim. Previously available only in Japan, the line is a cooperation between Levi’s design team and various Japanese producers and artists, celebrating Japanese craftsmanship and quality in denim.
For this collection they worked with Okinawa-based artist and colorist Yogu (Yuichiro Koguro). Inspired by California’s Yosemite National Park, the collection features color-intensive, high-contrast finishes, snow-whitening techniques, reinforced repair patches and elaborate detailing.
Limited editions of 513 and 501 jeans, as well as the Barstow Western shirt, are available from July in select Levi’s stores and online.