Levi’s® Releases Super Mario Collection in Collaboration With Nintendo

01.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Levi’s® has teamed up with Nintendo to release the “LEVI’S® × SUPER MARIO™” collection which dropped on April 1, 2020.

   

The colourful streetwear collection is a must for all fans of Mario, with embroidered appearances from popular characters such as the titular plumber, Luigi, Yoshi, and Princess Peach.

Each clothing item is a nod to the game’s iconic make-up, from mushrooms and coins to Super Stars and event the game’s logo.


Like Levi’s®, Super Mario™ is a cultural icon, having appeared in over 200 games since the first video game was released in 1985. Shigeru Miyamoto, the game’s creator, is perhaps the most respected designer in the video game industry’s history.

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