Marsell S/S 15 Collection
A while ago, I wrote an article on craftsman Chin Teo to highlight the dwindling value placed on true artisans. It ennobles me to present yet another brand focused on craftsmanship rather than industrial manufacture. Based in Italy, the small, in-house leather goods brand Marsell, constructs shoes and accessories that exemplify the artisanal ethos. While I'm not enthused about high-end streetstyle and gothic ninja being the new age of fashion, Marsell is an exception and cannot be ignored. They have mastered coalescing modern classicism and traditional utilitarian values. The production of Marsell's shoes feels refreshingly organic. Intentional cuts and slits turn into statements. Polishes and sculptural innovation give new meaning to the craftsman milieu that enables their function.