For Fall/Winter ‘21, we introduce a modern cowboy edit made for city life. New to the series is brand new style Luis, a contemporary reimagining of the traditional work boot, whose design is inspired by formal features of Berlin’s Modernist architecture. To commemorate the launch, model Eny Jaki takes Luis out into Berlin’s cityscape, immersing herself in the rich cultural history of Aeyde’s birthplace as she goes.
Berlin’s architectural contradictions offer an insight into the city’s tumultuous and intriguing history. A city well accustomed to social, cultural, and political change, every corner reveals a facet of the past, creating a patchwork of different architectural approaches. While notable representations of Baroque and Neoclassical architecture remain, the city is perhaps best known for its Modernist constructions—features of which inform Aeyde’s overall design ethos. From Le Corbusier to Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Modernist luminaries have made their mark on Berlin’s varied topography, and continue to inspire and inform contemporary culture to this day.
Words: Katie Cazalet-Smith
Images: Andreas Knaub