The Dr. Frankenstein of design, Dr. Romanelli, has been working hard on his team spirit with a convoy of collaborations in the past few seasons. After blatantly exposing (don't worry, it's just spilled guts and nothing indecent) the childhood icon, Hello Kitty, the brand Doctor has been paged in by Levi's to create a new capsule collection, the California Beach Pack. The languid collection features a pair of denim and chukkah sneakers reconstructed from bits and pieces of American blues. The collection heads for the vintage distressed look favored by skaters in the 80s, venturing away from the popular dark, selvedge denim trend that has been ruling the scene since black came back and someone spread the word that dark denim makes everything look instantly pulled together. The denim features contrasting shades of denim panels on the pocket flaps and belt loops, and are washed light in the thighs and meticulously creased to create a worn-in look. To match, the denim sneakers are happily faded as well with two contrasting shades of blue. Details such as rivets, buttons and brand patches on the denim gives its wearers a glance into the denim's past life as a perhaps a pair of pants of jacket. The collection will be available at INVINCIBLE EAST this Saturday at 1PM.
Release Date: May 1st (Saturday)