Final voting for the winners of Levi’s 501 project runway has started, voting runs through Feb 27th. I just thought I’d mention it based on interest from the first entry in which we analyzed sketches for accuracy, clarity and utility in a production environment.I realize everyone will have their stylistic favorites but I my picks were based on:
- Marketable, aka “commercial”, appropriate for the intended junior customer.
- Most likely to be manufactured cost effectively considering Levi’s infrastructure.
- Likely price points being aligned to the market, likely demand, manufacturing constraints and costs.
I did not select styles that I like personally or things I’d wear (not necessarily the same thing). When you review products for a client -and sometimes even for yourself- you must disassociate your personal preferences in the interests of objectivity.
Lieutenant 501 by sharpietattoo
Description: Girly pleating gives a softer appeal to this military-inspired dress. Along with Levis buttons and rivets, the dress also has the hand pockets from the Trucker Jacket. Gold bodice stitching and a 50s inspired neckline keep the hip look classic and clean. Zip back, with a functional back button.
Instant Classic by tshirtnd511s
Description: A fresh new take on the American classic. Reminiscent of the original Levi’s Trucker with fresh new elements such as kangaroo pockets, 3/4 length sleeves, leather piping, contrast wash pockets and cuffs, elements of the 501 jean and new logo embroidery to commemorate the rebirth of a classic.
501 “Stitches” by isil
Description: The Little Dark Denim Dress with gold stitching outlining the dress. Criss-cross back straps with copper button in the middle. Levi’s logo placed on the back strap. Rivets on front pockets like the 501 Blue Jeans.