Lee x The Brooklyn Circus Collaboration

Lee simply launched a brand new assortment with The Brooklyn Circus, accessible within the US and Europe. The 133-year-old iconic denim and informal attire model united with the Black-owned prep put on model by the connection of workmanship and telling tales by model.

Drawing from Lee’s workwear and western heritage, the Lee x BKc assortment makes use of archival Lee silhouettes with the distinctive imaginative and prescient of BKc. Impressed by the historical past of Black cowboys, Ouigi Theodore, the Founder and Artistic Director at The Brooklyn Circus, labored intently with the Lee design workforce to string the importance of Black cultural affect on the West all through the gathering’s improvement.

“Energy to the folks. We purpose to inform the story of our group by significant partnerships like this one with Lee,” says Theodore. “The Brooklyn Circus finds inspiration within the pages of historical past, so collaborating with a heritage model like Lee to focus on the historical past of the Black working west made excellent sense.”

Lee can faucet into completely different cultures as a result of we had been there in actual time. Concepting this collaboration was very thrilling as we labored to mix western and workwear with city sophistication whereas preserving the integrity of every,” stated Lee International Director of Males’s Design, Sedgwick Cole Jr. “Each element from the Japanese selvedge denim to the Melton wool material and unique patterns and pallets twist these two tales collectively. The ultimate result’s a singular assortment that makes you say, ‘Wow, that is so new and contemporary.’”

The gathering contains males’s and ladies’s pants, tops, Union-Alls, overalls and jackets together with highlights:

●     Cowboy jacket – Taking its cue from the enduring 101 Cowboy Jacket, the Lee x BKc Cowboy Jacket brings traditional heritage model parts to the fashionable metropolis.

●     Unisex Varsity Jacket – A coveted staple of The Brooklyn Circus, this Melton wool and leather-based varsity jacket incorporates a one-of-a-kind embroidered illustration of a Black cowboy, creating a press release piece for the ages.

●     Cowboy Denims – Impressed by Lee’s authentic 1925 Cowboy Jean, Lee x Bkc refreshes the unique model utilizing selvedge denim, customized {hardware}, and trendy aesthetics.

●     Whizit Bib General – The Whizit General honors Lee’s heritage as the primary attire model to make use of zippers in clothes. Crafted of selvedge denim, it pays homage to the employees who constructed America. Out there in women and men’s kinds.

“It was an honor to collaborate on ladies’s attire with The Brooklyn Circus,” stated Nicola Mielke, Lee International Director of Girls’s Design. “We took traditionally masculine designs, just like the WhizIt General, and blended in female particulars to create items that align with the gathering’s general imaginative and prescient. Merging the previous with the fashionable or the surprising is what makes design attention-grabbing, which is what this capsule achieves.”

Costs vary from $110-$385 with the head Varsity jacket listed at $1,200. The capsule is out there on Lee and BKc’s web sites, Lee’s owned shops in Europe and North Carolina, and at The Brooklyn Circus (150 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY). Extra retailers embrace American Rag (Los Angeles), Metropolis Workshop, Moda (Pittsburgh), Finish (Uk), Double5 (Italy), Cultizm.com (Germany), Royal Cheese (France), Hepcat (Sweden), and Arborator (The Netherlands).

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