Avantindietro_Field Deerskin Derby
Avantindietro_Field W3 tall boot in deerskin
The uniquely-treated materials used in the Avantindietro_Field project have spent years buried in a tobacco field adjacent to the workshop where the original Carpe Diem line was produced, and are in extremely limited supply.
I’ve posted some of the shoes from this collection in the past but my obsession deepened recently when I found out they actually did a second release (Avantindietro_Field v2) which I will do a post on later. The above items are from the initial release and having been buried for so long developed such an interesting texture. The deerskin on the derby has to be one of my favorite leathers ever although I’d prefer it in a boot as I’m simply partial to higher footwear. Amazing nonetheless but what else could you expect from such a brand.
Avantindietro_Field Deerskin Derby
"Basically the work of a creative designer is to constantly elaborate the idea he had at the beginning. You really create only once and then you elaborate it over time. I’m always influenced by what has been produced previously even though it seems like I’m starting from scratch every season."
- Carol Christian Poell (2001)
Carol Chrisitan Poell cotten / linen blend Dead End sarouel pants
As many of my readers know I have a certain affinity to drop crotch pants so this may come as no surprise but these are some of my favorite pants from Carol. The relaxed fit is on point without being too casual but the real beauty here is the signature Dead End detailing in the front.
JULIUS “Venus Sewn”
JULIUS “Over-crotch trousers to”
GUIDI “Back zip boots”
Such excellent styling from Rizm Closet. The combination of billowing layers really allows for a more relaxed spring style while still retaining an aggressive edge when paired with the gorgeous Guidi leather.
Julius 09/10 Fall/Winter Lambskin leather gun holster
Julius _7 FW12 preview from H.Lorenzo
Waxed lamb skin funnel collar coat
The wax treatment creates an uneven sheen across the coat which adds such a depth to the leather. I’m very interested to see how this material wears in over time as previous waxed items I’ve owned have always had the most gorgeous aging cycles.
MA+ Maurizio Amadei FW 2012 via Vertice London
Yohji Yamamoto in Surface Magazine
The corresponding article to the cover I posted earlier this week
Julius _7 4 pocket leather jacket from Darklands
One detail I’ve always really appreciated from Julius is what they call Gas Mask pockets which can be seen across many of their bags and jackets. It’s seen here in it’s most beautiful iteration which breaks up the usually slim aesthetic of their leathers. This is a piece I’ve lusted over for some time although I see it as being almost too much of a military look for me. The large pockets growing off of the wearers body are accentuated by the gorgeous signature Julius hardware which is another admirable detail from the master Tatsuro Horikawa.
Julius _7 10th Anniversary
A special ring being released for Julius’ 10th anniversary. Available only through certain stores in japan I believe there is an accompanying jewelry line which commemorates the anniversary.
The ring itself looks like it stopped a bullet or was indented during some kind of conflict. Given the aggressive nature it reminds me of past works I’ve seen from the company such as the Tetsuo: The Bullet Man inspired jewelry from past seasons.