“no-animal” Backpack 2013





no-animal backpack

Some of our clients are vegans and vegetarians who prefer an alternative to wearing real leather. There have been many strides taken in textile industry to create fabrics that look like leather. At Leather Waves it’s always my supreme desire to give my clients exactly what they are looking for, so in 2010 I created [...]

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Vintage Leather Waves 1979 RC 3

  Vintage Leather Waves fun for today. This was a Men’s ensemble that I made from olive green chamoise skins in 1979. A slim small pleated pant with a snakeskin belt and a hoodie style zipp front jacket. Yes, there were hoodies even before RAP. A silk crepe de chine shirt finishes off the outfit. [...]

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leather shift and bag 2013

This is a simple leather shift is loose and comfortable. In black lambskin with a print on fabric. The print is bold, Renaissance artwork showing the expulsion of Eve from the garden. Draped neckline and tiny thin shoulder strap, finished by neat black stitching on the edges. The bag is a smaller version of one [...]

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1975 JR 2

  A vintage Leather Waves photo of Jackie Robbins in a hot style for any summer in LA/Malibu. This particular version was made and sold at Leather Waves in 1975. We called them “hot pants” and they were just as popular then as they are now. The matching zipped jacket was dubbed “members only”, and [...]

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In the shop photo5

Here you’ll see how the women’s shearling jacket has come together. From the exertior the jacket is very low-key, all matte black in varieties of grain and slight differences of texture. All the pockets and the general boxyness of the design are reminisent of a jean jacket, which is easy to wear on a wide [...]

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In the shop photo5

Moving on with this Shearling Jacket with it’s long-haired silver tipped luxurious fur…You can see now that all four of the pockets are finished, the two lower ones with one side in fur, this will feel really nice on the hands. The upper pockets have those matching black metal zippers and add detail and interest [...]

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In the shop photo5

Last week I showed you this beautiful shearling jacket that we took to New York for a Leather Waves photoshoot. In the next three episodes of “In the Shop” I will show you how it was made. I started with a bundle of six absolutely gorgeous skins from Italy that were an unusal find. The [...]

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