Black Collection: Project Twlv
First conceived at a meeting in Stockholm, during which two friends, Henrik and Antonio, exchanged their passion about shoes, particularly for well designed and well-made boots, Project TWLV is now a uniquely premium Swedish boot brand with international approach and ambitions.
Tell us about the boots included in Black Collection.
– Our black Flame zipper boots are constructed using Blake Rapid stitching and on an asymmetrical last that we have created ourselves. The midsoles are made entirely handmade out of leather, with a cemented rubber heel and outsole for extra protection and finished with a beautiful bevelled edging. The finest horse leather Cordovan (not to be confused with Shell Cordovan) is used for the boot’s upper. The Riri zipper, is one of the best zippers on the market and it is used at the back of the boot.
What global boot trends do you see coming?
– Quick lace workwear and balmoral boots are very much in style right now, Chelsea boots are still fashionable because they look like a work boot, but can slide on and off your foot with ease. We are seeing an interest in zipper boots which is great, especially since zipper boots are Project TWLV’s signature style.
What else do you have coming this spring and during the rest of 2018?
– We have recently collaborated with Barney’s New York to launch our Flame zipper boot in Chestnut Suede, the uniqueness about these boots are the outsoles are handmade entirely out of leather. This spring we are introducing a dressier collection with two styles in a Blake construction, as well as our first low shoes called Daze.