Ordinarily, when garments are composed of multiple leather straps and metal fastenings and layered over lingerie, the result is something quite hard. Fetishist. Perhaps even punkish. But Bliss Lau’s fall 2011 collection manages to expertly steer clear of that. Instead her unique take on leather strapped pieces – which fail to fit neatly into either the garment or the accessories category, instead walking a blurred line between the two – slip into a soft, artistic category of their own.
Photographed by Eric Guillemain, Bliss Lau’s fall campaign tip-toes into a ballet theme that works wonders when paired with Amanda Norgaard’s lithe limbs and feminine milkmaid braids. They may not be everyday pieces – but Lau proves again that leather harnesses can be a more soft and versatile accessory than anyone originally expected.
Well worth a look for both the pieces, the theme, and the photography, you can view the full campaign from Bliss Lau by clicking on the thumbnails above.