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Loaded announced as exclusive New Zealand retail partner for Levi’s x LEGO collaboration

The new Levi’s® and LEGO collaboration will be exclusively available at Loaded, one of New Zealand’s premier streetwear destinations, with aspirations of art, music, skate and sneaker culture.

Kate McDonell, Lead Merchant at Levi’s Australia and New Zealand, says of the retail partnership “special collaborations need partners that understand the unique intersection of culture, fashion and fandom.”

Turning to the collaboration, LEGO building is the ultimate platform for creative experimentation and development, and of course, no one loves creativity and playfulness—as well as infinite customizability—more than Levi’s®. Which is exactly why the two iconic brands have teamed up for a special Levi’s® and LEGO Group collection.

“This is such a fun collaboration celebrating self-expression, creativity and nostalgia,” says Karyn Hillman, Chief Product Officer for Levi Strauss & Co. “It’s Levi’s® and the LEGO Group coming together to co-create something really special and new, but undeniably familiar. With the customizable baseplates, Levi’s® is now literally a new blank canvas for LEGO play.”

Exclusive to the collection, the collaboration features the first-ever flexible LEGO baseplate. It’s a pliable LEGO silicone panel onto which fans can create their own customized designs using LEGO DOTS, a new concept that was introduced by the LEGO Group earlier this year. Sewn directly on the garment, anyone can create their own design using the mosaic-like tiles that “snap” onto the baseplates. The baseplate will be available as a customizable patch on a vintage stonewash Levi’s® Trucker Jacket, Levi’s® 501® ’93 jeans, and a lineup of hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, bags and accessories. Customization pieces from the collection will come with a Levi’s® and LEGO Group branded bag of 110 LEGO® DOTS, so that fans have a playful canvas for self-expression with endless options. Graphic tees are also included in the collection and while they won’t carry the customizable baseplates, they feature unique co-branded graphics that will excite fans of both brands.

LEGO elements also appear in product details across the collection including primary colored shank buttons in yellow, red, green, blue, white and black. The Levi’s® standard leather patch has also been converted to a flexible red LEGO patch.

“There’s so much passion and energy in this partnership, working with the creative and iconic Levi’s® brand is inspiring, and is pushing the way we innovate the LEGO brand experience,” says Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President and Head of Product and Marketing Development at LEGO Group.

It’s the deep emotional connection you have to your favorite pair of Levi’s® jeans, combined with the love and fondness you have for LEGO play, offering one mind blowing collection of nostalgia, playfulness, and creativity.

The collection will be available exclusively in New Zealand at LOADED from 1 October 2020.

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