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Precious Skin by Victoria Ledig

Precious Skin

Photo by Lisa Klappe

Leather is animal skin, but due to extensive processing, these origins often become almost unrecognizable. Reminding us of the raw beauty of this natural material, Victoria Ledig’s collection of bags aims to reconnect the end product to the source material and highlights the natural appeal of the source. She has taken the body parts that the leather industry usually discards and taken inspiration from the naturally occurring shapes to create different elements of her bags, turning a tail into a handle, an ear into a purse.

Victoria Ledig