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Sebastien Ami Brings Minimalist Mantra to True Religion

Coming off its 20th anniversary, True Religion teased a new collaboration with the Los Angeles-based label, Sebastien Ami, in New York City during fashion week. 

Launching in October, the collaboration marries Sebastien Ami’s tailored, art-driven designs with True Religion’s West Coast aesthetic and spans denim, heavyweight fleece, outerwear, tees and more. 

Founded in 2017 by Haitian-American artist Sebastien Amisial and partner Marianne Brehmer, Sebastien Ami takes a modern and minimalistic approach to workwear-inspired silhouettes. Its Spring/Summer 2023 collection homed in on car culture with voluminous mechanic shirts and overalls. Previous collections centered on leather moto staples, cropped fisherman silhouettes and flight jackets. 

The partnership with True Religion came by chance. Amisial said he reached out to his connection at the brand about a side gig; True Religion followed up a couple of months later proposing to collaborate on a full-fledged collection.

The resulting garments “tap into a modern space,” Amisial told Rivet. 

The wool felt fabric for a traditional bomber jacket comes from an L.A. suiting fabric supplier. Hooded sweatshirts made with 22 oz. fleece and denim jackets have droppe shoulders for easy layering. 

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The denim fabric is sourced from Cone Denim’s mill in Mexico and is finished with ozone and laser technologies in L.A. Bottoms include a new wide-leg jean with simple golden stitching. Another jean combines True Religion’s Joey fit and Sebastien Ami’s warped carpenter jean. 

The collaboration is part of True Creators, True Religion’s program spotlighting young, forward-thinking creatives who bring a unique perspective to the brand’s world. 

True Religion showcased other Fall/Winter 23-24 styles at the event. Women’s styles spanned logo corset tops, crystal-embellished coordinates, miniskirts made from upcycled jeans waistbands and oversized tees and hoodies with denim waist cinchers. The brand explored non-denim trends with nylon cargo pants, puffer vests and fleece jackets.

Varsity jackets, corduroy coordinates and jeans with green and red logo treatment were standout items for men.