Yuketen AW14 Pitti Preview
Mr. Yuki Matsuda’s label has now become a mandatory visit whenever I’m at Pitti. As a footwear aficionado, it’s hard not to drool when faced with Yuketen’s extensive collection, comprised of trademark designs that are constantly elevated to new levels, be it through subtle aesthetical tweaks or core construction techniques.
Although some particular models may be somewhat over the top for my personal taste, the common denominator for all things Yuketen is superb quality and craftsmanship. Starting with skilled artisans who resort to traditional construction techniques, up to the high-end materials and attention to detail, every single item transpires authenticity and love for the product (this goes for both shoes and accessories).
Some of my personal favourites included a beautiful derby shoe with ripple soles, available in supple leather and suede, along with an updated version of the Maine Guide Boot with silver Concho and hand-painted beads.
Ph: Beyond Fabric
Junya Watanabe Contrast Chelsea Boots
On the list #2 - Buttero Footwear
On the list #1 - Visvim x Dover Street Market
Due to a series of soon to be released projects, my ‘Xmas wishlist selection has suffered a slight delay. Nonetheless, it’s better late than never, so throughout the week you can expect a steady flow of personal favourites…and what better way to start than leaving you flat broke right off the bat? The debut of Dover Street Market in New York sees a range of exclusive pieces from Visvim, including several boots, jackets, vests and shirts.
Ronnie Fieg x Timberland 6”40 Below Capsule Collection