Levi's introduces its collaboration with Bape at Sole DXB
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For Fall/Winter 2019, Levi’s teams up with Japanese brand A Bathing Ape on a streetwear-inspired, mix-and-match collection of re-imagined Levi’s classics. Famed as one of the founders of streetwear, BAPE brought their playful and irreverent spirit to the iconic Levi’s Type III Trucker. Re-imagined as a two-piece, each Levi’s x BAPE model features a traditional shank button front and a full zipper down the back.
“We’re excited about this one. First, to do something with BAPE, and second, to do something that’s so fun. When doing collaborations, we always want to do something special. Something that gives you the kind of buzz that you feel in your stomach. It’s always a good sign when ideas come easy. As soon as we connected, we knew what we wanted to do – the split-camo trucker. We just can’t wait to see people putting together all the combinations.” — Jonathan Cheung, Senior Vice President of Design Innovation at Levi Strauss & Co.
Releasing at Sole DXB in Dubai from December 5th-7th, truckers from the collection can be unzipped, split in half, and re-attached to any other from the collection. And for Dubai, that means an indigo Levi’s camo Trucker can be split apart and re-attached to either side of a special edition BAPE Dubai camo print Trucker, featuring a black twill outside and a Dubai camouflage print on the inside.
It’s a case of two jackets becoming four. Add to that a whole range of customization options—including BAPE and Levi’s patches and screen print graphics —and the Levi’s x BAPE collaboration is the ultimate in both personalization and one-of-a-kind collectability.