Wide
Bagged
The first Levi’s® RED offering in seven years, the 2014 collection is titled Lined RED. It draws its inspiration from Levi’s® long history of lining many of the denim styles with cleanly finished blanket fabrics or sheep’s wool as early as 1879. Evident throughout the collection are various experiments with new types of garment lining that reveal the beautiful balance between durability and delicacy. Although the focus is on the lining, the collection is also notable for its playful approach to fit, construction and detailing. As with previous Levi’s® RED collections, Lined RED references Levi’s® archival garments but reinterprets virtually every element. The result is a series of radical new constructions that suggest the Levi’s® jeanswear of the future.

Soft Sack
Wide T-Shirt
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Pullover
Apron Dress
Ladybird
The 2x1 hemp 8oz. denim is woven with a fine spun yarn and has a super wide plain selvage, which can not be seen unless the garment is taken apart. The shade is a natural indigo mid shade. Each of the panels is pre-washed separately to give a slight difference and irregularity to individual garments.

The Denim

Shirt Coat
Picker
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Wide T-shirt
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Pullover
Cone
Soft Sack
The loose and rounded fits are based on early Levi’s® Jeans patterns from the 1870’s and 1880’s, when “waist overalls” were worn as a protective outer layers by working men of the American West. Because the fits move about on the body, the clothes are comfortable in a range of temperatures, making them useful in a seasonal climate. Many of the details such as the pocket scoops and back pocket shapes also come from Levi Strauss and Co.’s Duck and Denim styles from 1873 and 1874. Most of the jeans styles work well on both men and women, but some pieces are designed specifically for women, like the Rainbow Skirt, the Apron Dress and the Ladybird and Bolder Jackets.

The Fits

Bagged
Picker
Wide Shirt
Apron
Every denim garment is fully lined with indigo-colored cotton silk and a super light cotton flannel wadding. The feel of the silk next to the skin is an experience in itself. There is a beautiful balance between the durability and strength of the denim and the delicacy of the fine silk.

The Lining

Cone
Wide Shirt
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Shoulder Boulder
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Silk Quilt
The copper rivets are the same size as the concealed rivet on the Original 501® Jean. The shank button is a dark gun metal, coated in a smokey white resin.

The Sundries

Teacup
Alexis
Jackpot
Silk Quilt
Shoes
Silk Quilt
The over-sized cotton back patch was inspired by child-sized vintage Levi’s® garments, when proportion made detail and sundries sometimes appear too large.

The Patch

First introduced in 1999, Levi’s® RED is a premium concept collection by Levi Strauss and Co. that is dedicated to reinventing the iconic Levi’s® 5-pocket jean and proposing new forms and aesthetics for jeanswear. Levi’s® RED garments are notorious for being experimental, technical, and complicated to manufacture. They are also some of the most sought-after collectors items from Levi’s® recent history. Levi’s® RED is not produced every season. When it is, the garments are only available in a select few of the best shops around the world.

A Brief History