Today, the word edgy has become so generalized that it barely becomes recognizable. My own version refers to adding urban appeal to a classic piece or ensemble, like a leather perfecto paired with a crisp white shirt and jeans.
Every fashion sector of the world has a signature for what they believe is "edgy", take for example Italian fashion house A.S 98 with whom I had the pleasure of witnessing their Canadian launch earlier this season. Leather houses have a long history with being considered champions of the most empowering material in outerwear. Leather, especially in footwear has to be of highest quality, and with the clientele of today, the finish on a piece of cowhide mast be noteworthy.
A.S 98 follows the Italian trade mark for color in footwear, because have you ever seen someone in Italy without at least one jaw-dropping piece of apparel in a striking hue? Personally I am a sucker for a shoe with buckles and straps, and the styles have the ability to contain so much design without making a massive foot shape. Designer Frank Prenntzell successfully churns out international flair without the gimmicks, and this is only shoes, the list of accessories for men and women have the same style lines a shown, even celebrities like Johnny Depp have been known to wear them (hello, name drop). Cargos, Jeans, or plain white tee, A.S 98 is not only synonymous with our deconstructed way of life, but it can definitley teach us how to create our own definition of edge,
A.S 98 // FALL 2014
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