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GUIDI: Adorn me in object dyed leathers

GUIDI: Adorn me in object dyed leathers

The small town of Pescia in Tuscany, Northern Italy, is home to many of the world’s finest artisans and leather workers. In 1896 Conceria Guidi Rosellini was established as a leather tannery. Known today as Guidi 1896 SRL or more simply, Guidi. Steeped in tradition, using artisanal methods and techniques, that have been passed down from one generation of craftsmen and artisans to another. Their secrets closely guarded like those of a family recipe, never to be disclosed to anyone who is not blood.

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Phaédo Studios - Clothing the soul

Phaédo Studios - Clothing the soul

Phaédo, the most famous and widely read of Plato’s dialogues, recounting the conversations had on the day that his teacher, Socrates would be put to death. The book was known to ancient readers as ‘On The Soul’ and the main subject of this dialogue is about the immortality of the soul. Like the pieces created by Phaédo Studios, clothes that resonate and adorn you in immortal soulful poetry.  

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Song for the Mute NAIVE - Embrace the joy of your inner child.

Song for the Mute NAIVE - Embrace the joy of your inner child.

Naïve Art movement for their SS21 collection. Aptly titled NAÏVE. For those that have been following the work of Song for the Mute since their inception over 10 years ago, know that the creations of Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty are anything but naïve and unsophisticated. Naive art is usually defined as visual art created by a person with no formal training or education.

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Jan-Jan Van Essche lets the body shapes the garment.

Jan-Jan Van Essche lets the body shapes the garment.

Belgian-born menswear designer Jan-Jan Van Essche graduated from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts before embarking upon his fashion career. He launched his eponymous label in 2010 with his first collection called ‘Yukiri’. He has taken the industry by surprise, presenting a strong vision clashing with the classic western approach which confines and shapes the body, instead he decided to let the body shapes the garment. 

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