In the latest copy of Japanese publication SENSE – an issue devoted to the Los Angeles fashion scene – Jerry Lorenzo stepped in front of the lens to model the clothing and footwear from Fear of God’s “FOURTH COLLECTION.” Now we’re privy to some exclusive outtakes from the issue, combined with some quotes from Lorenzo on his creative process, and for the first time we can announce prices for the anticipated footwear component of the collection.
Lorenzo reports that four to six versions will be hitting shelves in May 2016, including the “Mela,” “Black Nylon,” “Canapa,” and “Black w/ Two-Tone Gum/White Sole,” priced between $1,095 and $1,195.
Enjoy our brief conversation with Lorenzo below.
Why is a placement in SENSE important for Fear of God?
For me, SENSE has always had the best editorials of any magazine. I think their styling has always been ahead, so for me it’s important because it’s a personal favorite.
What are some of your favorite pieces from the new collection?
The back-zip mock neck sweatshirt is definitely one of my new favorites. I really believe it’s like the new “everyday hoodie” for your wardrobe. I’m super into the hidden side pockets that allow me to hide my hands and play and pull on my clothes naturally, instead of inserting them in the bottom of my tees…it’s like this nervous I thing I do, playing with the bottom of my tees and sweatshirts.
The denim deck coat is probably the most standout piece…we’re into the “all the denim everything” right now.
How long has footwear been in the works? Originally, what were your goals in creating footwear to go along with the Fear of God apparel offerings?
I went to Italy almost a year ago with one sketch and the idea hasn’t changed. The sole is an original mold so it’s taken much longer to produce than I anticipated and that also drove the cost up quite a bit, but it’s here now and I’m super happy about it.
How many styles and colorways are included in the footwear drop?
This year we’ll be dropping four to six versions, playing with Italian nubuck and different leathers, as well as military canvas and nylon.
Talk about your approach to styling Fear of God’s “FOURTH COLLECTION.”
When I’m designing or coming up with ideas for pieces, I always see them finished in my head, in a certain look or a situation. For example, “…this flannel and jeans is something I can see on a kid going to the movies.” I consider what I’m doing as necessity rather than fashion, as it’s more of a real-life wardrobe approach. This shoot was fun to style because I’ve had some of these looks in my head since before the collection was even made.
If you missed out on copping from the FOURTH COLLECTION the first time around, a restock will take place after pre-orders and retailers’ orders have shipped out.
- Photographer: Keiichi Nitta