The reputation of leather is usually one of hardness. It’s worn with studs and zips and dark dies, not soft little roses and pastel tones. And never has that been truer than with pieces like leather harnesses, usually fetishist and edgy. But as we’ve reiterated in recent posts all that is changing – and I couldn’t have come up with a more perfect example, and more perfect styling inspiration, than this pictorial featuring Malgosia Bela.
Taking the leather harness into a place of femininity and softness, it features leather pieces by Naza Yousefi that have been gracefully arranged with flowers by Hiden Floral Design. Kudos to Sarah Richardson for some truly beautiful and forward-thinking styling.
Click on the thumbnails below to view the rest of Shine which was photographed by Karim Sadli for the Spring 2011 issue of i-D magazine.