The NBA All-Star Weekend 2020 took place last weekend, bringing together basketball and music’s biggest names. Kanye West was courtside, where he decided to remain while Chance the Rapper performed “Ultralight Beam” alone, much to the disappointment of Twitter. Kanye’s reluctance to take up the mic was a big talking point, and, for us, so was his outfit.
Kanye paired a dark denim jacket with pants from the Levi’s x Denim Tears SS20 collection, which has been touring the US and UK in the form of pop-up stores. West donned the collection’s indigo denim jeans at ASW, which have been screen printed with floral-like white graphic details. It’s not the first time West has been seen in something from the collection, either, opting for the collab’s graphic denim shirt under a massive Martine Rose parka a couple of weeks ago. And while the collection’s pop-up release means these pieces are pretty hard to get hold of, they’ve got us on the search for more graphic denim.
From jeans to jackets, shop the graphic denim pieces that have our attention.
Brain Dead x A.P.C. Jeans
From a collab capsule that set out to create “imaginary” merch for the ’70s film Future Shock, these all-over text pants could lead to some awkward eye contact on the subway. But aside from that, we’re into them.
Burberry Horseferry Jeans
The British heritage brand pays tribute to its London Horseferry Road headquarters by stamping the address in bold red lettering across a straight fit pair.
Brain Dead x A.P.C. Jacket
Taking things topside with another piece from the Brain Dead and A.P.C. collaboration, this yellow text jacket comes with a detachable quilted lining that can also be worn alone. Perfect for transitioning into spring.
MSGM Logo Jacket
For fans of logomania. This boxy-fit piece by MSGM leaves little room for mistaken brand identity.
A paint-splattered piece from Virgil Abloh that could work nicely with some of the Levi’s and Denim Tears items. That’s if you can manage to source one. An acid-wash gem.
Off-White™ SSENSE Exclusive Jacket
“Incompiuto” reads this jacket at its arm — Italian for “incomplete” — tying into Virgil’s fondness of the deconstructed aesthetic. The graphic-heavy piece shows off a bold print at the back too.
We11 Done Logo Jacket
Serving as a portable pat on the back every time you look in the mirror, this black denim choice comes courtesy of South Korea’s We11 Done.
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Jacket
Charles Jeffery Loverboy’s graphic denim offering is an all-out statement-maker. Paint splatters, logos, and arrows wrestle for space on an outerwear choice that’ll work wonders against a minimal wardrobe.
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