Levi’s unveils its Vintage FW/21 collection


Levi’s Vintage Clothing Fall/Winter 2021 collection is reminiscent of rebellious American teens of the 50s and 60s. Titled “The Shocking Truth,” the new collection draws inspiration from hyper-stylized posters of teenage B movies. The collection came to life through a number of jackets, pants, tops and lots of denim.

For men and women, the collection features a range of graphic knit tops, which include bold geometric patterns. The collection also includes several denim trucker jackets. One being the Type II Long Trucker Jacket, which features an elongated body in dark blue denim. The highlight of the men’s jacket offerings is a red satin bomber with a sherpa collar, titled the Climate Seal Jacket, for an inherently 1950s touch. To complement the men’s jackets with a bold punch, a button-up jacket with all-over cheetah print.

Women’s outerwear takes the form of a few casual yet refined pieces. The main women’s jacket is a black and red satin bomber jacket with a crying cat embroidered on the back, matching the Climate Seal jacket. Next, a wool duffel coat in an eye-catching calla green.

The collection also revives the 1960 501 jean. The 1960s fit is crafted from red selvedge denim and features a wider leg for a relaxed fit. In addition to the 501 jeans, the offer includes the 1920s ball, which is a pair of extra wide jeans.

“The concept for this season is about teenage exploitation movies that were set in Hollywood in the 50s and 60s, and how they sold something that didn’t exist. They were advertised as crazy, wild movies, but they weren’t what they were supposed to be at all,” said Paul O’Neill, design director at Levi’s Vintage Clothing. “The posters were amazing, but the movies weren’t very exciting. So we took inspiration from the posters – the vivid images, bright colors and graphics – and created a collection as if Levi’s had produced the wardrobe. Everything is exaggerated and hyper-real, as if the movie posters had come to life.

The collection debuts Monday, September 13 in stores and on Levi’s website.

In related news, Levi’s and New Balance are celebrating the beauty of vintage with a new summer 2021 collaboration.


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