This season’s Lined RED collection draws its inspiration from Levi’s long history of lining many of its denim styles with cleanly finished blanket fabrics or sheep’s wool, a practice which began as early as 1879. Evident throughout this season’s RED collection are 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 denim clothing of the future, and most of the jeans styles work well on both men and women.
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 is not produced every season. In fact, the brand stopped the collection in 2007, up to then they had launched 7 Levi's RED collections – from 1999 to 2007 – with concepts such as Icon, Sex, Big and Rustic among others.