Louis Pisano for Levi’s photographed by Ines Manai

LOUIS PISANO X LEVI’S AIMS TO EMPOWER THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

LOUIS PISANO X LEVI’S AIMS TO EMPOWER THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

by Becca Ahern
2 min
Louis Pisano for Levi’s photographed by Ines Manai
Louis Pisano for Levi’s photographed by Ines Manai

The newest face to join the LGBTQ+ led line, Louis Pisano, fashion writer and social commentator, aims to celebrate individuality and self-expression through bold and bright designs. The six-piece collection consists of vintage-inspired crop leg jeans, elevated sherpa jackets and unapologetic slogan tees. These pieces exude a youthful joy and vibrant energy in keeping with the Unlabeled DNA.

The collection launched on Valentine’s Day, perfectly aligning with Pisano’s love messaging.  Each piece is hand-painted by him, and uses unsold, upcycled Levi’s stock as the backbone of the collection. Featuring a fluid drip design throughout the genderless collection, the bright and stand out colour palette perfectly challenges traditional ideas of gender norms. 

With freedom of expression high on the priority list, Pisano says “I’ve never been afraid of being different. Being different is a way to open people’s eyes sometimes to not only challenge yourself but challenge others”.

Known for his outspoken and unashamed dialogue, Pisano has become a growing voice for inclusivity and positive change in the fashion industry, using his ever-expanding Instagram following as a platform for positive change. The purpose of the capsule is to highlight and empower the LGBTQ+ community and to inspire, create and celebrate individuality. “Levi’s® has always been on the progressive side of history and I’m proud to be working with them on this Unlabeled collection,” Pisano says. 

The ‘drip’ design featured throughout the collection signifies a liberating call to action from Pisano. Speaking about the theme of dripping, Pisano said it is “about not being ashamed of who you are, not being embarrassed of being different, not being afraid to redefine what cool is. Your drip is what makes you you.

The Sherpa jacket, Pisano’s crowning glory from the capsule will be auctioned off in a raffle by Dazed, with all proceeds going to Transgender Europe (TGEU), an organisation working to strengthen the rights and well being of trans people in Europe and Asia. 

The Unlabelled collection is now live and for sale throughout Europe on the Levi’s website. Most items have already sold out though… restock pending. 

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