Canadian-based premium denim brand 1921 (and makers of Silver Jeans) is collaborating with Japanese artist Tokuto Mochizuki for a limited edition collection of "artistically embellished" jeans for men's and women's for fall '05. Called the Taku Art Collection, the special order only jeans will be sold through specialty boutiques such as Fred Segal and Atrium in the US with a price tag starting at $500 retail.

The one-of-a-kind collection will feature unique embellishments like patching, stitching, painting or a combination of all three, and will be anchored by an authentic vintage feel.

17-year old artist Takuto Moxhizuki, better known as Taku, is no stranger to customizing denim. The artist, who works with mediums ranging from clothing to wallscapes, has created one-of-a-kind jeans in Japan for musicians, fashion stylists and local vintage garment vendors. This however, will be his first business venture in the US.

1921 plans to continue pursuing artist collaborations in a variety of mediums in the future. The brand is currently sold in Canada and the US through better boutiques such as Kitson, Atrium, Ron Herman and E Street Denim. Retail price points range from $120-200.