Minimalism is a term that was used to describe an art movement around in the 1960s. In many ways the word made sense. Some would say the art world has been continually evolving through devolution. Many regard the classical era of art to be the height of visual artistry. However a newer generation of artists was later born and challenged the very idea that good art had to be done in such a way, through the use of a system which they felt was no longer needed. Impressionism was the major movement that formed against the classical movements, artists wanted to emphasize the most integral parts of their paintings, stripping out certain Classical characteristics of painting. Almost every other movement since then typically stripped away more of the Classical style in favor of leaving a style that was all their own. The Minimalist painters peeled back the embodiment of painting to reveal its bare bones. Environments and people were reduced to mere shapes, some would say that art had reached its logical conclusion, and perhaps end. The latter of which was not necessarily true.
Enfin Leve was founded in 2012, they are a European based brand who are some of the few purveyors of modern minimalism clothing design. Many of the brands who partake in minimalism usually don’t rely on grand colors or big graphics to help sell their products. Black and White are standard colors of choice. Instead the bulk of what their products focus on is typically the quality of their clothing and a maverick construction. This adequately describes Enfin Leve. They have been greatly influenced by the luxe European brands like Chanel and Givenchy that have paved the way for innovation in the fashion community. Their products are literally made of the best materials they could utilize, ranging from polished lambskin leathers to complimenting Italian cotton and sewn together by European artisans. Recently they just added gold Lampo zippers and grommets to their clothing. For those that don’t know Lampo, they are an Italian manufacturer of zippers for luxury brands such as Chanel, Gucci, etc. Being mavericks they have utilize the asymmetrical cut over the more traditional straight cut, giving some of their clothing more dimension. Enfin Leve are up and comers with ambitions of greatness. While their clothing may seem expensive, theirs are more economical than many of the other luxury brands out there. So keep that in mind.
For their Spring collection Enfin Leve has released some jackets, leather sweat pants, and some shirts. Their clothing is made of lambskin leathers, Italian cotton, and gold/silver Lampo zippers, all of which are constructed by artisan European craftsmen.
The aleazio jacket, is a contemporary take on the traditional motorcycle jackets of lore.
The haizea sweatshirt is constructed of cotton and sports some hidden lamb leather cuffs.
The silizioa tee has draw strings so that the wearer may custom the length of the tee.
The antzigar tee is a subtly luxury shirt. Made of wool and cashmere with lamb leather sleeves accompanied by zippers.
The iridioa leather j-shaped pants are the premiere product from this release. Made of all lambskin leather with Lampo zippers, anywhere you go you can lounge around in style.
The ikurra sweatpants are a more conservative take on the iridioa. They are 100% Italian cotton, chill in them or go out in them.
*Note that their newest collection is currently sold out on their webstore.
*Some of their pieces from last year are still available at Aesthetics.