Ever since its doors closed, followers of Carpe Diem have been anxious to see something new from its creator Maurizio Altieri. Their hunger has been fed slowly. In 2009 Altieri showed Avantindietro – a small collection of footwear and garments which followed the ethos of Carpe Diem and its sister labels in the sense of being, despite its minimalism, unlike anything else on the market. Fast forward another 2 years, and Altieri emerged with a follow up dubbed Avantindietro_Field, this time collaborating with Alessio Zero – the Italian designer behind Layer-0 – to produce a small collection of footwear using leather they had buried years earlier. This once again showcased Altieri’s devotion to making something entirely unique, even if it takes years of preparation.
For spring-summer 2013, designer Mariavittoria Sargentini continues her ReCikli project with the same ethos that was implemented for the current fall season, presenting 15 new unisex patterns in special materials from Marvielab’s archives.
“The smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us, waiting and hoping for their moment, and the ruins of all the rest; and bear unfaltering, in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection.” – Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way
I first saw Mad et Len candles at Pitti Uomo in Florence. I walked by, then did a double take, attracted by the black brushed iron cases. They were pointedly anti-luxury. I walked back and took a whiff of the Black Fig candle. Instant love. I examined the other scents. Incense. Tobacco. Amber. Leather. Pot-pourri made from lava rock. It has never occurred to me before to put the words “dark” and “scent” together. I made a mental note.
Spring-summer 2013 marks the fifth mens collection for New York based, Jamaican born designer Zam Barrett. Presented in Paris – handmade in the designers atelier in Brooklyn, the collection compiles wearable clothing with influences from tailored and work wear as well as military garments, and fabrics sourced from Barrett’s homeland as well as the US.
Boris Bidjan Saberi spring-summer 2013, Paris. Continue reading for the runway video and highlight photos.
Lost & Found by Ria Dunn spring-summer 2013, captured for StyleZeitgeist. Continue reading for photos from the Paris showroom.
The Italian shoemaker showed its spring-summer 2013 collection in Paris during men’s fashion week. The lineup consisted of their signature footwear, bags as well as leather jackets designed with Italian label Layer-0. Continue reading for more pictures from the showroom.
Sruli Recht spring-summer 2013, June 30th, Paris. Continue reading for photos of the full runway presentation photographed for StyleZeitgeist.
Ann Demeulemeester spring-summer 2013, June 30th, Paris.
Preview of the new spring-summer 2013 collection from Julius. Stay tuned for showroom coverage later this week.