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Shopping Vintage! Levi’s Buys Albert Einstein’s Leather Jacket

Somethings are just worth adding to the collection; no matter the cost. Today the good folks over at Levi’s are back, adding to their private …

Leather Jackets

Levi's Updated a Punk Denim Classic — and Zoë Kravitz Helped Celebrate

• Levi's celebrated the launch of the 505c jeans with a Debbie Harry concert — Fashionista<br>• 3 questions every fashion girl should be able to answer on the spot — Who What Wear<br>• Dakota Johnson's denim set is the perfect outfit to wear when it's hot out — InStyle<br>• Believe it or not, this season's must-have …


Levi's Is Bringing Back This Vintage Style

Did you know that people collect jeans? Not, like, hoard hole-ridden, used-to-fit pairs in the back of their closets—actually <i>collect</i> them. For those denim-obsessed people, a top collectors' item is Levi's 505 style, which was worn by music legends like Debbie Harry and the Ramones in the 1970s. It …


A Fashion Editor's Ode to Vintage Levi's Jeans

When I was about 14 years old, I started frequenting the local flea markets, mesmerized by the racks of musty clothing and the elaborate stories vendors told of them. I was obsessed with searching for old Levi's jeans hidden among the voluminous prom dresses and polyester shirts. The best finds …


​We Can All Be Blondie with One Great Pair of Jeans

Levi's is relaunching the 505, favored by the rock starlet.​<p>As a fashion person of the Internet one of my many a roles is as an unofficial archivist of iconic celeb images. That often entails seeing inspiring vintage shots and coming up with an approximation of the look from what's available in …


Levi's Is Bringing Back The Vintage Jeans Your Butt's Been Searching For

You know they're out there, because you’ve seen them in photos: They’re jeans that lie absolutely flat across your stomach, breaking just enough to suggest that the woman underneath isn’t actually suffocating. The denim is thick and substantial; you can make out the individual threads. There’s no …


Levi’s New Debbie Harry-Approved 505c Jeans Are a Vintage-Lover’s Dream Come True

New York’s Bowery Ballroom felt like the late ‘70s all over again on Tuesday thanks to Blondie’s Debbie Harry, her killer vocals, and, perhaps most importantly: her jeans. The 71-year-old rock-n-roller was on hand to perform inside the private show, but she was also celebrating the arrival of …

Debbie Harry

505s: Levi’s Most Rebellious Jeans Make a Comeback to Dress the New Revolutionaries

Levi's is bringing back the 505s, its most rebellious jeans beloved by The Rolling Stones and The Ramones, to dress the new revolutionaries.


Wearable Tech & Fashion: An Interview with Levi's

Over the last century clothing has been designed less to meet individual and societal needs, and more for aesthetic value – form over function. …


Are You Smarter Than My Clothing?

Recently, Google unveiled the results of Project Jacquard, the company’s interactive textiles collaboration with Levi’s. The project’s connected smart jacket combines innovative technology with a Levi’s-style jacket that is indistinguishable from anything else in the brand’s line. The jacket allows …

Heart Rates

Everything You Need to Know About Couture Week in Paris

For the past four days, Paris has been the scene of the Fall 2016 haute couture shows—and what a week it’s been. Kicked off by Vetements’s not-really-couture collaborative collection and closed out by the news that Valentino co–creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri is departing the house, the …


Playful Patches (and Vintage Clothing) Created by Friends

“Patches have always been symbols of identity,” says the illustrator Christabel MacGreevy. “They’re a way of marking allegiance and signing up to something, whether it’s your school, the band you like or a 1970s motorcycle gang.” MacGreevy, 25, is herself outfitted in patches on a recent morning in …


How America’s Favorite Hoodie Joined Forces with the Hottest Label in Fashion

Plus, a Q&A with Champion creative director Ned Munroe about this epic collab.<p>As far as ubiquitous clothing items go in America, Champion hoodies are up there with Levi's jeans and Converse—everyone's had one in their wardrobe at one time or another. But most Champion hoodies aren't <i>just</i> Champion …


Champion’s Head Designer on the Vetements Effect

The latest collection from radical Paris-based juggernaut Vetements — which debuted, incongruously, at Haute Couture Week in Paris — is essentially one big D.I.Y.<p>In a truly groundbreaking move, founders and brothers Demna (the designer) and Gurum (the businessman) Gvasalia, and the rest of the …


New Survey Ranks Nike First for Brand Intimacy with Consumers, Followed by Levi’s, Under Armour

In terms of brand intimacy with consumers, Nike topped the charts in a new survey released by MBLM, the Brand Intimacy Agency. Interestingly, apparel …

Under Armour

LS&Co.'s Bart Sights Named Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow - Rivet

Bart Sights, Levi Strauss & Co. vice president of technical innovation, was named a 2016 Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow. First Movers is a global …


What to Expect at Couture: 5 Brands New to the Schedule

This weekend, the haute couture shows start in Paris — and a handful of new names will be welcomed to the fold. The members of Paris’s Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture have picked five guest designers to join the calendar for the season and stage shows. (Also of note: Giles Deacon, who set …

Haute Couture

Vetements Redefines the Whole Idea of Designer Collaborations in One Show

Next Sunday, when Vetements holds its spring show in Paris — at the Galeries Lafayette department store — the cultish brand will have a little help …

Manolo Blahnik

In Praise of the Butt: A New Photography Book Celebrates 50 Women (and Their Best Assets)

What is it that magnetizes the camera to certain subjects again and again for a unified body of work? Sometimes it’s the body itself. In her new book, <i>100 Cheeks</i>, the New York photographer Kava Gorna trains her lens on a single, sculptural aspect of the female form: namely, the butt. The concept is …

Empire State Building

Radar: Rainbow connection for Pride

Harvey Milk

Why This Denim Brand Is An Important Leader In LGBTQ Rights

Every June, the world celebrates Pride — a fête, born out of conflict, to promote equal rights and love for all, regardless of sexuality or gender identity. Last week, following an attack on the LGBTQ community in Orlando, FL, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren described Boston's annual Pride parade …

Harvey Milk

What Came First: The Yoga Pant Or The Skinny Jean?

At the same time we’re being offered up “12 Ways To Wear Yoga Pants Literally Anywhere, ” schools are banning students from wearing tight legwear for their obvious “distraction” and bloggers are being shamed for disavowing them. The idea that yoga pants are now so ubiquitous they're replacing …


Two Designers, One Influence: Pier Paolo Pasolini

FLORENCE, Italy — “More” is the order of the day at Pitti Uomo, the Italian men’s wear trade fair where exhibitors cram the Fortezza da Basso in the center of the city in hopes of catching a buyer’s eye. Once upon a time, suits ruled here, but that was long ago.<p>The bustling fair still has plenty of …


Gosha Rubchinskiy's SS17 Collection is His Most Accessible Ever

<i>Visit the original post to see all 18 images from this gallery.</i>Florence doesn’t seem like the most obvious place for a Gosha Rubchinskiy show. …


Gosha Rubchinskiy 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

Streetwear's darling-of-the-moment, Gosha Rubchinskiy, took to the closest thing in Florence to Soviet-era architecture -- an abandoned tobacco factory built in the '30s -- to exhibit his characteristically Russian ensembles that have catapulted his brand to the forefront of fashion verticals …

What to Know About the Classic Italian Brands Collaborating with Gosha Rubchinskiy

These five classic Italian brands all unveiled collaborations with Gosha Rubchinskiy at Pitti Uomo.


9 Things to Know About Gosha Rubchinskiy’s Spring 2017 Show

Gosha Rubchinskiy, the Russian fashion wunderkind backed by Comme des Garçons, has descended upon Florence, bringing with him a cast of collaborators and cool kids. The designer, visiting for Pitti Uomo, staged his Spring 2017 menswear show in a former tobacco factory—also the setting of his …


Gosha Rubchinskiy Puts a Spin on Two Levi’s Classics

LONDON — Russia’s Gosha Rubchinskiy and all-American Levi’s have forged an alliance, and the result is a capsule collection that will make its debut …

Levi Strauss

a brief history of denim cutoffs, from daisy duke to debbie harry

When Levi Strauss first began making denim pants in late-19th-century San Francisco, they were known not as "jeans" but as "waist overalls." Hardy, rip-resistant fabric had been used for centuries to make overalls for American laborers, but Strauss took this material into the modern era. With a …