Naomi Osaka To Release Limited-Edition Collection in Partnership With Levi’s

Naomi Osaka in the Levi's x Naomi Osaka Denim Kimono. Image: courtesy of Levi's x Naomi Osaka

Tennis superstar and activist Naomi Osaka, has launched a new collection in partnership with Levi’s. 

According to a press release obtained by EBONY, “the Levi’s x Naomi Osaka collection is a playful and celebratory collaboration that honors Naomi’s rich heritage and emphasizes sustainability.” Constructed with a combination of upcycled and vintage denim, the collaboration gives a fresh take to pre-existing Levi’s designs which will result in less impact on the environment.

Naomi created four distinct pieces for this limited-edition collection, working closely with Levi’s design team, with silhouettes and design details that perfectly capture her unique blend of sporty and feminine.

“When we were little, me and my little sister would take car rides and drive for hours and hours on end and we would have little fashion design battles and have my dad pick the winner so it’s always been a thing for us growing up,” Osaka said in the promotional video.

“My inspiration behind my collection with Levi’s, I just feel that it took parts of everything that I loved when I was a kid,” she continued. “I really loved wearing kimonos as a kid and to do it in denim was really amazing how they recycle fabrics. For it to be repurposed and sustainable was really important.”

Check out a few of the styles from the Levi’s x Naomi Osaka SS21 collection, below:

Denim Kimono

Inspired by Naomi’s Japanese heritage, the Denim Kimono is paired with a matching denim obi belt. Imags: courtesy of Levi’s x Naomi Osaka

Lace-Up Short

Made from an upcycled pair of men’s Levi’s jeans, the Lace-Up Short is a clever interpretation of the classic Levi’s denim short with a raw hem that sits above the knee and a stylish lace-up back. Image: courtesy of Levi’s x Naomi Osaka


Crystal Fringe Short

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A unique mix of sporty and feminine, the Crystal Fringe Short is made using vintage 501 Shorts and features a short raw hem with crystal fringe draped down the outside. Images: courtesy of Levi’s x Naomi Osaka

Trucker Jacket Bustier

Made from reworked Levi’s Trucker Jackets, this bustier features the classic lines, flap pockets, and shank buttons of the iconic Levi’s Type III Trucker Jacket, only in the shape and cut of a traditional corset-style bustier with a lace-up back. Image: courtesy of Levi’s x Naomi Osaka

The Levi’s x Naomi Osaka collection will be available at select Levi’s stores on August 24th and exclusively on the Levi’s app.

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