Carol Christian Poell Self Edge Vest Bag AM 2573SED / PEDGE-PTA 10
Detail Carol Christian Poell is one of the leading designers in the Avant-Garde world of fashion. A combined fascination with textiles, ingenuity and masterful tailoring Poell’s philosophical view of garments has set him aside from other contemporary Avant-garde designers and has garnered him a cult-like following. Born the heir to a family of leather manufacturers Poell quickly immersed himself in the trade at the age of 15. After a few years of studying tailoring and design in Austria, Poell feeling despondent about his education left Austria to attend the Domus Academy in Milan, where he would receive his masters in Fashion Design. It was after this leap and move to Italy that he established CCP. After a small capsule collection in 1994 consisting of only a jacket, trousers, shirt and t-shirt a clientele of Japanese buyers went on to purchase almost the entirety of his collection. The consequent year he pursued a more full-fledged collection and quickly garnered praise from industry favorites, being called one of the most “researched” designers of the time. Poell’s reverence for textiles and their source is made evident in numerous collections, where fabrics seem to take on a life of their own after being subjected to numerous dyeing techniques, distressing and unique treatments. A masterpiece of craftsmanship, the vest bag is one of the Poell’s greatest achievements in design. The pattern itself is loosely based off a navy flotation vest from the 1960s. This iteration is done in robust cotton canvas and features a decorative self-edge stitching along the zipper pockets and sturdy metal hardware clasps for closure along the torso and bottom of the garment. Size + Fit Marked size 50 fits true to size large.