Originating as far back as 1892 and enjoying much success during the 1950s and 60s, UK-based brand Lewis Leathers have, over the years, become synonymous with the subcultures who sought after their jackets, desiring quality, durability and attitude. Seeing a revival and new ownership early last decade, Lewis Leathers is now under the direction of proprietor and designer Derek Harris, himself a passionate collector of the pieces who has pushed the brand forward, collaborating with the likes of Comme des Garçons and Junya Watanabe in recent years. The rich legacy of the brand has drawn London-based photographer Horst A. Friedrichs to focus his lens on biker jackets in his latest book, Pride & Glory: The Art of the Rockers’ Jacket. Here, in a film by Santiago Arbalaez, we see Harris and Friedrichs interviewed by PORT Magazine‘s David Hellqvist, discussing the project.
PORT Magazine Presents “Pride and Glory: The Art of The Rockers’ Jacket” Video
December 3rd 2012
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