The Feather Boot by Sruli Recht is Leather's Next Evolution

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The Feather Boot by Sruli Recht is Leather's Next Evolution

Last week, ECCO Leather unveiled the latest innovation stemming from its partnership with Icelandic designer Sruli Recht: Dyneema® Bonded Leather. And, just like their last project, Recht and Ecco chose to showcase the cutting-edge material on some suitably cutting-edge footwear. The Feather Boot (below), a slim, disc-wound ankle boot, was just one highlight of the ultra-limited apparel collection used to showcase the material. Safe to say, I really want one.

To create the material, Recht and his team sliced leather to the molecular thinness, then bonded the nearly-translucent skins to strands of Dyneema, a "super material" widely considered to be one of the world's strongest compounds. The result: a durable, lightweight, yet still emotional material retaining the textural properties of leather for grams rather than pounds. According to Recht, a leather duffle bag made from Dyneema Bonded Leather weighs just 200 grams instead of nearly 11lbs. 

While there's no news on when (or if) any of the collection shown will hit stores, the mere existence of a material like this is reason enough for excitement. For now, enjoy the images of the first-ever Dyneema Bonded Leather apparel, including coat, bag, and those beautifully-dysmorphic Feather Boots. 

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Highsnobiety: Sneaker Culture is Hijacking Fashion Weeks All Over the Globe

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Highsnobiety: Sneaker Culture is Hijacking Fashion Weeks All Over the Globe

My latest work for Highsnobiety, this time covering the fundamental shift I saw visiting this year's New York Fashion Week. In a world of pop-up hype and KITH shows, how long before "Footwear Week"?

Read the full article at the link here

 

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Stockholm, Sweden (8/27/2017)

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Stockholm, Sweden (8/27/2017)

Earlier this summer, I traveled to my family's homeland of Stockholm, Sweden for a week full of strong coffee and slight breezes. The Swedish summer is my ideal climate, and I found Stockholm and her archipelago just as agreeable. All in all, a wonderful vacation, made wonderful twice over by the gorgeous environment, both urban and otherwise. 

Enjoy some of my favorite photos from the trip below. Adjö, Sverige - I'll see you soon. 

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Highsnobiety: Did Social Media Ruin Sneaker Culture?

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Highsnobiety: Did Social Media Ruin Sneaker Culture?

Part II of a two-part editorial series for Highsnobiety investigating the importance of sneaker communities in the past and present, and how the very notion of community around stores and shoes has changed forever due to social media.

While Part I covered the past, this time, it's all about what's now and next. After you've read more about how sneaker culture proves we're all just animals after all, check out the rest of the story at the link here

Special thanks to Jeff Staple, Eugene Kan, Bobby Hundreds, Eddie Cruz, Lawrence Schlossman, and Chris Danforth for all their work putting this amazing series together. 

 

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