what can we learn from the queer leather community in 2018?
i-D hit up Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend to learn about the legacy of queer leather folk — and why it needs preserving today.
why the leather community is cautiously optimistic about fashion’s fetish moment
The current Ms. Philadelphia Leather, Mr. Eagle NYC 2017, and other members of the leather community share their thoughts on fashion’s new-found enthusiasm for whips, caps, and chaps.
10 things you need to know about marianna rosati
Meet the magical mind behind luxury leather label DROMe.
climate change could mean your clothes will one day be made by scientists and spiders
As natural fibres become more difficult and expensive to grow, fashion will be forced to explore surreal future fabrics born in dreams and laboratories.
meet the man creating custom leather for beyoncé, rihanna, and britney spears
In 1986, L.A. Roxx started selling leather jackets to local rock bands — including a newly signed Guns N' Roses. 30 years later, it's still one of Hollywood Boulevard's best-kept secrets.
is fake leather fashion’s secret polluter?
"Vegan leather" might be labelled "cruelty-free" but that's only true if we ignore the environment.
everyday fetishes: the people getting turned on by regular clothes
Fashion fetishism doesn’t stop with leather and latex, for some everyday garments like jeans and sweatpants are the biggest turn ons.
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
catherine opie on documenting san francisco's lesbian leather scene
The legendary photographer discusses what it means to represent your community.
the raw energy of the japanese punk scene
'Punk In Translation,' a new London exhibition, invites us to delve deep into the underbelly of Japanese subculture today.
how zana bayne made bondage high fashion
On the day of her spring/summer 16 presentation, the New York leather queen discusses how she went from California fashion blogger to feted designer.
the leather conversation we're not having
Why do we shiver at fur and sigh at leather?