LEATHER!

Culture

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.
Mikelle Street
1.23.18
Fashion

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.
Mikelle Street
1.3.17
Fashion

10 things you need to know about marianna rosati

Meet the magical mind behind luxury leather label DROMe.
Tish Weinstock
10.13.16
Think Pieces

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.
Naomi Russo
6.17.16
Fashion

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.
Hannah Ongley
5.26.16
Think Pieces

is fake leather fashion’s secret polluter?

"Vegan leather" might be labelled "cruelty-free" but that's only true if we ignore the environment.
i-D Staff
3.21.16
think piece

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
3.9.16
Culture

catherine opie on documenting san francisco's lesbian leather scene

The legendary photographer discusses what it means to represent your community.
Alice Newell-Hanson
2.10.16
Fashion

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.
Steve Salter
1.6.16
Fashion

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.
Alice Hines
9.15.15
animal rights

the leather conversation we're not having

Why do we shiver at fur and sigh at leather?
Wendy Syfret
4.6.15
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