The brand's retro label looks to the art world for inspiration.

Blame it on a hangover from Frieze, a cultural shift towards the arts, or the ceaseless trend for workwear staples, but fashion’s art attack continues with the latest offering from Levi’s Vintage Clothing.

For AW16 the brand’s archive driven line owes its aesthetic to The 9th Street Exhibition of 1951, the New York art show that broke new ground and showcased those artists and poets in the city whose inspiration was drawn from the contemporary avant-garde, Jackson Pollock amongst them.

Fast forward to today and translated to cloth this influence reads as a series of customised Bay Meadows T-shirts, 50’s inspired Tab Twill Shirts and the Lot 67 Sack Coat; elsewhere the 50’s Sportswear Tee and the Bay Meadows Sweatshirt each boast a revised fit, while the accompanying look book, pictured above, is a fine interpretation of the mood circa ’51.


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