Ok, can we just chat for a moment? I was minding my business, flipping through one of my new favorite fashion accessory magazine and I stumbled upon this beauty...
This breathing Fringe Belt was created by an independent fashion line in Switzerland called YVY owned by Yvonne Reichmuth . Her collections are all handmade from Italian vegetable tanned leather. Although vegetable tanned leather has been around for ages, her edgy and futuristic line was birthed in 2012.
As I viewed Reichmuth's site , I saw that the featured collections are full of different leather designs that push the limits of what leather accessory design was all about. When most of us think of leather, we normally think of the basics: jackets, skirts, and maybe leggings but Reichmuth is pushing the boundaries of leather as an accessory.
Back to the belt...
This simple yet seductive fringe belt is the perfect accessory to add a bit of play to any look. The length of the fringe tassels are long and flowy which adds an elegance and a whimsical nature to the leather which is usually displays a tough and hard persona.
Pair it with a bathing suit for a flirty swing (above) or with a pantsuit as a statement piece (below).
While this gorgeous piece retails for about $1500, the quality, time, and effort put into creating this piece is well worth the investment. This luxury accessory can be purchased in the colors black, bordeaux red, or nude and the hardware details can be ordered in gold or silver.
Feel free to click on the photos below to be directed to the YVY website. Make sure you check out Reichmuth's other extravagant and daring designs.
What do you think? Is this item Chic or Weak?
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