The truly groundbreaking blueprint for the original LEVI’S® ENGINEERED JEANS® was created in 1999, taking inspiration from a quirk in the original Levi’s® 501® jeans’ right-hand twill fabric construction which caused the legs of vintage Levi’s® jeans to twist to the left.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of this landmark concept, Levi’s® has developed a celebration package for Spring/Summer 2009. This limited edition collection contains reissues of the first ‘twisted leg’ jeans: the first Standard, the first Giant and the first Loose Culottes for girls. The fabric is a recreation of the first fabric from 1999, an innovative mix of cotton and hemp in an intense green-cast indigo shade. It is woven on a narrow loom with solid green selvage and finished with gold plated buttons cast from the original moulds. These re-editions jeans will be presented in a special box and are certain to become collectors’ items.

oki-ni have dipped into their personal archive to give you a look at exactly how the originals looked and as a homage to Levi’s Red becoming ten years old oki-ni is privileged to be launching the first collection.

The first 100 pieces of each style will be available from early December only at with the collection then being seeded into key accounts across the world from mid February next year.

A detailed first look at the Levi’s RED 10th anniversary denim follows after the jump.