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Feng Chen Wang X Levi’s Capsule Collection

Feng Chen Wang

Chinese Born Designer, Feng Chen Wang has collaborated with Levi’s on a reinterpretation of the iconic Levi’s®501® jean.

Visiting Levi’s archive in San Francisco in March of this year, Wang noticed how different models of the Levi’s®501®, related to different groups of people, and how the wear and wash of each pair related to a specific person and the life they lived. When it came to reinterpreting the Levi’s®501®, Wang looked at six different models from throughout jean’s history: the original Levi’s®501® from 1873, the Cowboy jean from 1933, the Red Tab jean from 1937, the WWII jean from 1944, the Post-War jean from 1947, and the Zipper jean from 1954. The result is a bold amalgamation of these designs, which have been spliced together through – in her words – “a layer by layer approach”. Referencing all six pairs, Wang has created a sartorial biography of the Levi’s®501®, narrating the jean’s story from its 19th-century origins through to its post-war evolution and the present day. Her design at once historical and futuristic, reflecting her own innovative aesthetic. – from Feng Chen Wang

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Feng Chen Wang

Photo/ Film: Felix Cooper
Stylist: Anders Sølvsten Thomsen
Hair: Philippe Tholimet
Make-up: Celia Burton
Casting Director: Chloe Rosolek
Models: Sethu and Jermaine from Storm Models

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