SPIRIT collection by YVY 

YVY: Yvonne Reichmuth

The Spirit collection results from the idea of combining traditional leatherwork with contemporary design. Typologically speaking, it deliberately hovers between the accessory and the garment. Some items in the collection can be worn as an ornament – as a vivid detail to enrich your everyday wardrobe. Others can serve as extravagant outfits when you want to make an impression on special occasions. Sometimes almost animalistic in the impression they give, and in some cases suggesting a skeleton or a suit of armour, the designs rely on elaborately detailed braiding patterns and lacing, while the cuts are three-dimensional and modelled on the body. Handmade from the best quality Italian cow’s leather, and processed using a purely vegetable tanning technique without any toxic substances, the Spirit collection also aims to show just how attractive and seductive sustainability can be.

Comments by the Nominators

Here traditional leather craftwork and a centuries-old tanning technique has been combined with contemporary ideas, to yield a refined and unpretentious style of fashion that seems to speak for itself. With its versatility and wearability, the collection comes across very convincingly.