OFF-WHITE x Levi’s Made & Crafted

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OFF-WHITE x Levi's Made & Crafted Collaboration

I attended the opening event for the OFF-WHITE x Levi’s Made & Crafted collection early so I could get a full break down on the collaboration from Levi’s Head of Design Jonathan Cheung and Virgil Abloh (founder of OFF-WHITE). Hearing the two of them speak on the collection really gave me a greater appreciation for the pieces and their insights into both the design and production process was interesting. I thought our discussion could resonate with other people as well, so I decided to write up a story on the collaborative collection for HYPEBEAST. Check out an excerpt from the discussion below and follow the link for the full story!

“To me it doesn’t matter if this dropped once at colette or went on sale. To me it’s about the design career over time, that’s what makes something like this important. I’m still buying vintage Raf Simons – that’s art to me. This isn’t fast fashion. It’s the closest thing to American couture if you think about it.” – Virgil Abloh