TODAY J BRAND LAUNCHES THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE JAPANESE DESIGNER KOZABURO AKASAKA, THE WINNER OF THE LVMH SPECIAL PRIZE IN 2017.
The collection is a special capsule of reconstructed, sustainable denim styles from Tokyo-born, New York-based designer Kozaburo Akasaka.
“I am very excited about this collaboration with J BRAND. This is the first capsule collection that I’ve designed specifically as womenswear. 5 styles are named after heroines from my favorite films, songs and stories, re-imagining these characters in modern west coast life” said Kozaburo Akasaka.
Akasaka brings his particular viewpoint to several of J BRAND’s most iconic denim silhouettes: the Joan crop, the Ruby cigarette, and the Wynne straight leg—even combining multiple fits to create completely new silhouettes. Akasaka brilliantly reworked J BRAND’s archival deadstock material, adding seams, contrast top-stitching, and exposed zippers.
LOCATION: Downtown LA
TALENT: Christie, Renelle, Drea, Ebony, Gabrielle
DIRECTOR: Khrystyna Fomenko
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dominic Rawle
STYLING: Alison Isbell
CASTING DIRECTOR: Jonathan Buckley
HAIR + MAKE UP: Alexandra French
Photos courtesy of press office