May 14, 2012

Yoko Ito, the designer behind the Japanese brand Individual Sentiments who cut her teeth at the now defunct Carpe Diem, has launched a capsule footwear collection called IS. Made in Italy, the line will be available in select stores this fall. All we got from the reticent designer was the rather cryptic, “IS has the same concept as Individual Sentiments and follows the need of a geographical specialization and technique.”


Text & Pictures via Stylezeitgeist Mag

May 11, 2012

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. 

May 10, 2012
"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)

"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)

May 10, 2012

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. 

Self - Edge Vs Dead End

May 10, 2012

JULIUS “Venus Sewn” 

JULIUS “Over-crotch trousers to”

GUIDI “Back zip boots”

via rizm

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. 

May 9, 2012

Julius 09/10 Fall/Winter Lambskin leather gun holster

May 9, 2012

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. 

May 9, 2012
MA+ Maurizio Amadei FW 2012 via Vertice London

MA+ Maurizio Amadei FW 2012 via Vertice London

May 8, 2012

Yohji Yamamoto in Surface Magazine

The corresponding article to the cover I posted earlier this week

May 8, 2012

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.