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YVY's latest collection "SKIN" is a unique line of provocative handmade leather accessories. Exquisitely hand-crafted, only using the finest leather, combined with delicate rivets, to create timeless art-pieces that never go out of style. Yvonne Reichmuth created two new editions inspired from medieval armor from centuries past mixed with a kinky fetish twist. The elegant and classic Black Edition - Made from high quality black calf leather, with a subtle shine and silver hardware. The soft, natural Nude Edition - Made from the finest vegetable tanned leather' along with attractive golden snaps, rivets and rings. Leather Accessories (worn throughout) by YVY Photography: Karin Welter + Oliver Rust Hair/MU/Flowers: Karine Welter @ Ann Ramirez, Paris Post Production: Oliver Rust Model: Maria Loks @ Next Paris
About the Designer
Yvonne is based in Zurich, Switzerland. She studied at Fashion Design School Zurich, Scuola del Cuoio Firenze and graduated in 2008. Her collections are produced in Switzerland.
Yvonne Reichmuth was born in a small town in Switzerland in 1986. Twenty years later, Yvonne moved to Zurich to study fashion where she graduated with her "rock goddess" collection. With the thoughts of bringing a feminine touch to the roughness, an edge to the elegance, her label "YVY" (Yvonne’s nickname as a child) was born.
Several years of experience as a fashion stylist working for renowned photographers, magazines as well as on set for film productions, were ways to express her ideas and broaden her horizon. The collections "Bloom" and "Vampira" followed, wearable womenswear from silky dresses to leather jackets, all pieces handmade by the designer herself.
While leather was a part of every collection, Yvonne started to focus more and more on leathercrafting. Realizing that this material was fulfilling her desire to combine traditional handwork with modern design ideas, Yvonne created the "SKIN" collection, a unique line of leather accessories..
Exquisitely hand-crafted, only using the finest vegetable tanned leather, combined with delicate rivets, to create timeless art-pieces that never go out of style. Yvonne Reichmuth created two editions (black/nude) inspired from medieval armor from centuries past mixed with a kinky fetish twist.
The bold and elegant designs challenge the function of accessories by ignoring the supplementary roles conventional accessories fulfill. SKIN was featured in exhibitions (London, Warswas, NY, Zurich), various magazines (InStyle, Novembre, etc.) and videos (Avril Lavigne, etc.).
To make sure the next leather collection (coming in spring 2014) will not only continue the success of her "SKIN" collection, but take her crafting skills and label to the next level, Yvonne is currently studying at "Scuola del Cuoio", a leather school with a long history, in Florence Italy.