Julius 001
Something's hidden inside that huge cardboard box…

Dear Shaded Viewers,

After a failed transfer, several visits to my bank and countless emails sent to lovely Hanae, my Julius shoes have finally arrived. Don't know if "shoes" is the correct term here, they're more like a crossover between a shoe and a sandal. I remember spotting them on the catwalk last June and falling in love. I've not even tried them on yet, I'm just too excited. Thank you Mister Horikawa! You've really made my day…

Julius 006
The box within the box

Julius 008
That wow moment

Julius 010
The back zip drives me nuts!


Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.