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Levi’s x Philips ICD+ Storage Jacket By Massimo Osti

Levi’s x Philips ICD+ Storage Jacket By Massimo Osti

Levi’s had already been working with legendary designer Massimo Osti when they partnered with Philips in 1999. The ICD+ (Industrial Clothing Division +) line was born when Philips put out an open call for a partner in creating a clothing line that could integrate Philips’ electronics. Levi’s and Massimo Osti expanded on their ICD line and designed 4 jackets for Philips, each equipped with Philips wiring and devices such as the Xenium mobile phone, the Rush! MP3 Player, Eargear Headphones and a Microphone. The jackets themselves were constructed from Outlast PCM fabrics making them highly durable. Although, Osti was responsible for the overall design of the pieces, the design of the wire network and it’s integration was done by Jeni Arksey of Levi’s and Nancy Tilbury of Philips. Although the initial press release was a success, the collection proved to be a failure, most notably due to a very high retail price at launch and a lack of demand for wearable electronics at the time. Nevertheless, it is a piece of fashion and technology history and just another creation of the 2000s era that was simply too ahead of its time, going on to inspire many other brands across the next 20 years.

This particular piece is the ‘Storage Jacket’ from the second and final collection of ICD, releasing in the SS2001 season after the initial run of jackets were sold. The jacket is said to be inspired by couriers through the way it can be packed down into a functional bag and worn across the body. There are 2 large sectors on the front of the jacket, each containing different storage pockets that have the electronic systems passing through them and designated compartments for each device. It has been designed so that all electronics can still be accessed when the jacket is transformed into a bag. The 2 lower zips on the pockets open to reveal hand pockets. It has been designed so that the electronics can all still be accessed when the jacket is transformed into a bag.

Great condition with very minor signs of wear - only flaw is a missing hood.
All electronic wiring is present in the jacket - devices not included. 
No. 1210 

Measurements:

Pit to pit: 25”

Shoulder to hem: 28”

Regular price £2,000.00
Regular price Sale price £2,000.00
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