On the court, Naomi Osaka is one of the fiercest competitors in all of professional tennis. But off the court, she’s known for being laid back and low key or, as she likes to say, “gentle like a flower.” It’s these two sides of her personality that inspired not only her famous “flower bear” logo – ferocious like a bear, gentle like a flower – but also her playful new Levi’s® x Naomi Osaka denim collection for Spring/Summer 2022.
The collection includes five new denim pieces, each of which were based on original sketches by Naomi, and all feature contrasting denim washes and creative plays on proportion. It’s a unique and stylish line-up that can serve as the perfect centre piece for any outfit.
Included is a cascading Mermaid Skirt featuring contrasting denim and a ruffled, high-low hemline that makes for a short skirt on one side and a maxi skirt on the other. There’s also the Denim Halter Top, a streamlined light-wash denim halter, perfect for playing off the volume of the Mermaid Skirt, or even better, the oversized Artist Coat – a mid-length, wide-sleeved, drop-shoulder coat featuring big patch pockets (with a Red Tab and arcuate stitching, of course) and contrasting mid and light-wash denim. Each of these pieces are made with 100 percent organically grown cotton.
Rounding out the collection is a cropped and puffed up Zip Bomber Jacket – also made from 100 percent organically grown cotton – with contrasting denim (the bottom half of which features a laser print of Naomi’s flower-bear logo) and elasticated cuffs and hem. Finally, there’s the flower-bear laser print ’93 Naomi Jean, based off of a men’s 501® Jean for that perfect slouchy fit.
“I wanted to keep this collection fun and playful, and also include some pieces for everyone. I was trying to bring some light-heartedness with this collection as a reminder for us all to enjoy the life we’re living and not take things too seriously. Best of all, these pieces all make me feel super confident and comfortable because they’re all so flattering and fun to wear.”— Naomi Osaka
Don’t sleep on this beautiful and unique collection, launching this coming Monday, July 18th.