When two creative minds collide, the results are extraordinary and this new fashion collaboration between Levi’s and Miu Miu showcases how preloved denim can be given new life through upcycling done right. Though admittedly, this isn’t the Italian luxury house’s first rodeo into sustainable fashion.
For the uninitiated, Miu Miu under the watchful eye of Miuccia Prada began delving into this introspective yet eco-conscious practice last year with the first-ever Upcycled collection.
The limited-edition line featured a total of 80 one-of-a-kind, numbered vintage designs first seen between the ’30s and ’80s that were reinterpreted and sold at selected Miu Miu boutiques worldwide.
For its Upcycled project last year, Miu Miu reworked this vintage crepe day dress from the ’70s with thoughtful customisations that included a set of embroidered black silk faille sleeves, a crystal jewelled belt, a white crepe collar and a feathered hem skirt.
Now, the brand strips the conventional idea of ‘designer jeans‘ with its second Upcycled collection for 2021 featuring a surprising partnership with Levi’s which sees vintage legacy styles like ‘Made In USA’ men’s 501 jeans and trucker jackets from the ’80s and ’90s given the Miu Miu treatment.
What that means: denim pieces decorated with hand-embellished crystal, pearl, floral and all-over diamante embroideries, puffed sleeves and bold leather patches featuring Art Deco-inspired intarsia motifs.
There is an inclusion of other Miu Miu design trademarks from the ivory silk duchesse turn-ups to oversized white lace collars details and even a Levi’s backpatch re-invented in Miu Miu pink that is woven into garments.
Custom diamante crystal, pearl, floral and all-over diamante decorations synonymous with Miu Miu are embroidered by hand onto vintage Levi’s denim pieces.
Care to take a look at how muses that include the likes of The Crown actress Emma Corrin and models Lila Moss and Georgia Palmer give the vintage denims a youthful spin?
Ahead, we share their looks and prices from the all-new collection that’s now available exclusively at Miu Miu’s The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands boutique. For enquiries, reach out to the Miu Miu hotline at 6688-7122.