The 1951 Brief
The 1951 Brief
The 1951 Brief is built for a mobile world. Lined with vintage military tenting fabric, it features interior and exterior zippered pockets and a file pocket. It fits a 13’ laptop with accoutrements. Brief handles and an extendable leather shoulder strap for transport it easily through any day’s rush. 15”W x 11'H x 3.5”D Italian nickel hardware G2 polished super slide zippers Full size exterior zipper pocket Full size interior file pocket with snap closure 8” interior zippered pocket Vintage mil spec tent lining Webbing brief handles Vintage military tent lining. Removable / adjustable leather shoulder strap. Individually numbered The 1951 Collection Graf Lantz is fascinated with the exploration of historically recognized materials and how we can utilize them in contemporary design. We also love happy accidents - like the one that brought us to an abandoned warehouse in Downtown LA where we happened upon a long forgotten stash of rare 6” military webbing with its original tags showing production on Feb 27, 1951. Graf Lantz is pleased to introduce our limited “1951” collection. It demonstrates our love for mixing past and present, with style and utility. Material that waited patiently for 70 years becoming a tool for life at modern speed is the core of our philosophy that bags are beautiful tools. Unfortunately, we have only enough material for 10 bags each in four styles: the Brief, the Messenger-duffle, the Carrier and the Traveler.
Walking the line between classic and avant-garde, designers Holger Gräf and Daniel Lantz are reinterpreting luxe materials into a modern, minimalist line of women’s wear. But before launching their first collection, the designers lived opposite lifestyles — while Holger was working on earning a PhD in structural engineering, Daniel was living in Japan, immersing himself in the country’s culture. These distinctly different perspectives continue to influence the designers’ joint creative vision today. Simple silhouettes and sophisticated shapes meld with unorthodox textures, bright hues and exposed stitching.