Levis and LaQuan Smith Logos

The Dress

Fashion designer LaQuan Smith and Levi’s have teamed up to #FreeTheVote and support the rights of returning citizens (persons with prior felony convictions) by donating an exclusive trucker-jacket-turned-custom-dress for auction later this year to raise funds and awareness for Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. In this unique collaboration, this was the only dress made, so you could become the owner of a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Can’t wait to place your bid? Sign up for the mailing list here and you won’t miss a stitch.

“Levi’s is proud to support the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition’s continued efforts to provide access to the polls for returning citizens.”

Selected by Elisa
Levis and LaQuan Smith Logos

The Dress

Fashion designer LaQuan Smith and Levi’s have teamed up to #FreeTheVote and support the rights of returning citizens (persons with prior felony convictions) by donating an exclusive trucker-jacket-turned-custom-dress for auction later this year to raise funds and awareness for Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. In this unique collaboration, this was the only dress made, so you could become the owner of a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Can’t wait to place your bid? Sign up for the mailing list here and you won’t miss a stitch.

“Levi’s is proud to support the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition’s continued efforts to provide access to the polls for returning citizens.”

Selected by Elisa
Levi x LaQuan Smith Design 1
Selected by Elisa
Selected by Elisa
Levi x LaQuan Smith Design 4

The Designer

LaQuan Smith observed his grandmother and a lot of other women role models as a kid. His family sent him to art school in high school, which was a transformative experience. He was denied admission by FIT and Parsons, and struggled to find his way into the industry. He formed an LLC that made “LaQuan Smith 3D leggings” and became known as the “leggings” guy. He modeled them and passed them around, and when celebrities started to wear them, things really took off. LaQuan’s distinctive work sparked interest among fashion icons and risk-takers including early supporters Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Kim Kardashian. Since its formal debut in 2013, the LaQuan Smith brand has gained acclaim for its endless archive of distinctive garments and details. Smith has cultivated an equally dynamic private-order clientele, who span the globe from Lagos to London.

“I am so happy to be working with Levi’s, bringing awareness to the importance of voting and ensuring that your voice is heard!”

Levi x LaQuan Smith Design 1
Selected by Elisa
Selected by Elisa
Levi x LaQuan Smith Design 4
LaQuan Smith Portrait

“I am so happy to be working with Levi’s, bringing awareness to the importance of voting and ensuring that your voice is heard!”

LaQuan Smith Portrait

The Model

Elisa Johnson is the creator of Selected By Elisa. Founded with the intent to connect to a wider community of people. With Selected, Elisa hopes to expand her voice by using the platform to go beyond the images on her Instagram feed, by writing about issues that are important to her, and collaborating with other young creatives. Curated by Elisa herself, Selected aims to highlight young people, especially young people of color, and their achievements in fashion, beauty, advocacy, and beyond. Selected also is committed to providing resources to help activate change, and have conversations about issues young people face daily.

Selected by Elisa