When I saw the leather cage top in the Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009 lookbook of Australia label Es-Trella, I think my heart skipped a beat. There must be a thousand interesting ways you could wear such a piece – and every one of them would be amazing. This is the sort of collection that pushes the boundaries just enough to be uber-desirable, but not so much that you’d be too daunted to actually wear it. I love the uses of sheer fabrics to create unique shapes, and the detailing like fringing, gathering, and even some divine leather fish-scaling, that adds texture and complexity to the pieces.
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on Es-Trella. Click on the gallery below to peruse the pages of their Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2009 lookbook.