Cutting Edge

“Cutting Edge” is the winning collection of the 4th international design competition Craft the Leather, organized by Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale in 2015.

The discovery of the unique characteristics of vegetable tanned leather led to an unstoppable iterative process. Working and playing almost compulsively with this material set the foundation for the collection. An explorative journey through vegetable tanned leather’s materiality, using a jewellery designer’s eyes and approach for the re-visitation of three traditional women’s garments. Such garments acted as shields for protection, now enhanced within that intimate relationship that a wearer establishes with a product that ages with them, telling a personal story.