The first records of denim pants date back to Levi Strauss in 1873, the middle of the victorian period. Starting from here, I explored the topic of denim in an unusual context, mixed with elements of fantasy and steampunk culture.
He is a member of the working class, earns his living as a tinkerer in a huge factory. His clothes are made of coarse fabrics, denim and linen. To protect himself from the heat while working he wears an amor-like leather protector.
But when the work is done, the dirt scrubbed off, he transforms into a gentleman of the victorian ages.
Hand dyed denim and belting leather, coarse linen and wool felt for the working outfit, stretch denim, cotton batiste and striped cotton shirting for the gentleman.
Model: Malte Buttjer
Photographer: Patrick Kunkel