Layer–0 & Alan Bilzerian

Layer–0 & Alan Bilzerian

Published by Gloria I. on Jul 18th 2018


Based in Perugia, Italy, and founded by Alessio Zero, this artisanal label [ Layer-0 ] has grown a massive following from being built on a straightforward realization of craftsmanship in relation to the body. His experience includes collaborating with Maurizio Altieri, earlier for the 100 pairs of Avantindietro Field, and this year for the 10th anniversary of Zero's factory with 21 collections shown in Paris. Alessio pursued his own vision to produce covetable pieces limited in production. As an established patternmaker with a consistency, Alan Bilzerian has revered Layer-0 to be unique among the other Italian brands.

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A long friendship of almost 10 years between Alan and Alessio has brought numerous collaborations of new shapes, forms, materials and dye processes to produce one of a kind handmade shoes and garments for 34 Newbury street, Boston. While still producing leather jackets for the label Guidi, Alessio has created over 16 collections of a variety of reptile leathers, linens, cottons, notions, and new colorways to experiment his ideas alongside Alan’s vision for one-of-a-kind products.

{Alan Bilzerian in the Layer-0 workshop discussing color ways and fabrications.}

Their most recent explorations emerged from Paris to Perugia to work for the new Fall 2018 collection. Alan visits Italy two to three times a year along with Bê Bilzerian, for her private label knitwear trips to the Italian factories. The process of new Layer-0 pieces begin as soon as Alessio brings his partner Alan to the workshop to immediately begin working with a small team. After a bit of banter and a couple of hours of looking at samples a successful start of production comes to fruition. From garment construction to modern fabric treatments, Alan and Alessio bring forward fresh ideas of navy dyed suits and bordeaux reptile shoes exclusive to Alan Bilzerian Boston
Consistency of quality and of fit are key components to what Layer-0 has to offer to their loyal clientele. Many brands have different suppliers of pattern makers, but at Layer-0 everything starts with Alessio’s thorough, detailed stitches to create variations on his innovative pieces.

Navy Layer-0 Linen Jacket  Layer-0 Navy Linen Trouser  Layer-0 Bordeaux Python Shoe

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