Head-to-Toe Leather Never Looked So Good

Head-to-Toe Leather Never Looked So Good

Australian label, KAHLO, combined leather, mesh and denim to create its recent androgynous, and richly textured, collection. Generally, I find head-to-toe leather unbearable, but in this case the designing duo and close friends, Rachelle Sinclair and Fay Ogunbadejo, produced pieces that are both sexy and sophisticated — which can be a difficult mix to pull off.

The inspiration for this SS13/14 collection is the evocative work of American photographer, Francesca Woodman. Her ghostly, black and white portraits combine a moving subject with long camera exposure to create images of women that seem to disappear before your eyes.

The collection was presented at The Box during Sydney’s recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and the environment was dark and minimalist. With the shots I took that day, I wanted to capture the way a photographer’s eye sees the model moving through the viewfinder. Snapshots appear half-seen before the eye’s focus moves on and looks for the next image. Colors are mixed or erased entirely, some details are remembered and others disappear.

 

Kahlo, SS14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

 

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

 

Kahlo, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

 

Kahlo, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

 

Kahlo, SS14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

 

Kahlo, SS14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

 

Kahlo, SS14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

 

Kahlo, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

 

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

KAHLO, SS13/14, Sydney Fashion Week. Image ©Kelly Stock.

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