The old adage, "the only constant is change" holds ever true. This is a notion that Alessio Zero has fastened to and has done so with unrelenting fervor. Over the years, we have seen the evolution of this designer and his increasing, free-spirited willingness to experiment with lines, seam work and the manipulation of traditional tailoring stays. He has established his design style and his aesthetic possesses an easily discernible distinction, that has won him the position of spearheading Guidi's foray into garment's for the fairer gender.
The F/W 12.13 season, sees the emergence of Alessio's endogenous energies, exerted towards the infrastructure of the garments. A shift that has led to an abandoning of practicality, with the interpolating of materials selections, to counterintuitively create insulating properties to the annexed vestment. An example of such, is the case in point 3 button, horse leather jacket. Here modal is utilized as an intermediary layer between the horse hide and cotton, which is finished with hemp that has been knit into an openwork fabric as the linings final interface.
Three Button Horse Jacket
The jacket's obverse boasts a fluid 3 panel design, which has become a signature feature in his outerwear for the season.
The high neck caban is an exemplary piece showcasing Alessio's reductionist approach where logical pocket placement within the side seam creates a clean face. The same method used to create the interior trapping of the leather jacket is sustained.
This season, our collaboration with Layer-0 has yielded some of the finest footwear we have seen from Alessio, to date. The derbies and short boot have been fabricated with the use of cordovan which Alessio had been able to source from R. Guidi's personal archive of skins as well as from archived cordovan from the Horween tannery. The opportunity to acquire footwear made from this select material is one of dwindling likelihood in the future as we see the advent of chemical tanning processes. The shell cordovan presented here, has been vegetable tanned using the old world methodology, which is becoming increasingly scarce in its practice. So it is with elated enthusiasm that we present these exclusive offerings to the discerning epicureans.
Red Opaque Shell Cordovan Derbies
Ink Shell Cordovan Short Boot
Bone cordovan tall boot