The designers from Levi’s Vintage Clothing are know to go a long way to find sources of inspiration. For the spring summer 2013 collection they literally went all in to find the roots of the company’s rich heritage as they explored a silver mine that had lain disused for 130 years together with Michael Harris. The result is the pre-1900s denim workwear inspired Miners theme, the second leg of the season’s dichotomy is the slightly more commercial 1950s Hot Rod theme.
The Levi’s Vintage Clothing collections are always built around a specific time era or certain group of people belonging to that time. For the fall delivery 2012 focus is on New York City and especially Brooklyn in the 1920s. Inspired by the clothing of the day labourers working on the habour who dressed a bit up to be as presentable as possible and thereby increase their chances to be chosen to work. Many started boxing to earn some extra money, which is why the gloves and punching bag are present. The real life street fighters!