Spring has arrived for Levi’s Made & Crafted line, and the heritage brand is flaunting warm weather looks with experimental colors, geographical influences and sustainable fibers.
The Spring/Summer 2020 collection moves further in sustainability. The line boasts denim made with Tencel x Refibra, a fiber sourced from responsibly managed forests and recycled cotton scraps; cottonseed hemp, which uses less water and pesticides in its production than cotton; and organically grown cotton, which employs cultivation systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility.
Named “From the Casbah to California,” the collection tells a story of soft desert and seaside hues found in bohemian destinations like Morocco and California. That, combined with a contemporary street style construction and Western accents, sets a cool and laid-back tone for the line known for its historical yet progressive designs.
“This California Casbah collection is clean and modern,” said Nicolle Arbour, Levi’s Made & Crafted global design director. “We’ve been looking at our mid-century archives and referencing those more and more, and bringing in more feminine, fashion-forward silhouettes. And we’re doing it with a color palette that’s all about warm terra-cottas and desert pinks.”
The collection offers several monochromatic looks, including a clay denim set comprised of a relaxed-fitting denim jacket and high-rise wide leg jeans, and a lime yellow kaftan dress and matching cropped Trucker jacket. Other highlights include the Cinch Trucker, a button-down denim dress with cropped sleeves in marble pink, and the Palmer Overcoat, a long jean jacket adorned with floral designs.
New silhouettes include The Column, Levi’s new high-waisted, relaxed fit that’s slightly narrower than the Barrel, its wide-leg counterpart.